PERSHORE Town are up to 16th in Midland Football League Division One after picking up four valuable points from two away games as Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Nuneaton Griff was followed by a 2-0 victory at Coventry Copsewood on Tuesday.
Tuesday’s victory at top half outfit Copsewood was particularly impressive and hard earned.
Town keeper Andy Yarnold was called into action to save well in the first ten minutes, following which Town took a grip of the game.
The visitors opened the scoring through Joe Walsh from close range, having pounced on a rebound from Joe Robinson’s shot in the 38th minute.
Despite Town having other good chances including Aaron Xavier’s free kick being pushed on to the bar by the keeper, it was not until the 75th minute that Danny Lennon put the outcome beyond doubt.
A free kick on the touchline was squared to Lennon, who struck his shot from the edge of the box past the keeper.
Saturday’s match was played on a very poor pitch in very windy conditions, resulting in a scrappy game.
Town took the lead in the second minute when Walsh’s quick free kick found Robinson well placed and he finished from 12 yards with his left foot into the corner of the net.
The hosts equalised after 15 minutes but rarely threatened after that having been reduced to ten men in the 32nd minute.
Town created chances, with Lennon shooting wide, Matt Chambers’ long distance drive well saved by the Griff keeper and Stuart Hall firing wide when a goal seemed inevitable with three minutes to go.
It was two points dropped on reflection, but the most disappointing news of the day was the loss of Mark Hands to injury just before half time and subsequent scans have revealed a broken bone in his leg.
Pershore travel to Stafford Town on Saturday.