September 29th, 2016

Town celebrate a precious victory

PERSHORE Town halted their poor run of form with an important 1-0 victory at Stafford Town on Saturday.

Both sides went into the Midland Football League Division One match on the back of some disappointing results but it was the visitors who deservedly stopped the rot as they were the better team throughout and created numerous good chances.

Pershore’s Jacob Snape was denied by Stafford’s keeper, as was Stuart Hall, but the vital goal arrived in the 79th minute when substitute Simeon Smith stooped low in the box to angle his header into the corner of the net from a Danny Carter cross.

Whilst Pershore had plenty of chances to win by a bigger margin, at the other end Town keeper Andy Yarnold made a good save from a direct free kick and in the dying minutes Steve Webb hooked an effort off the line to protect the lead.

The only sad note on the day was Stafford’s Ryan Bell leaving the field by stretcher to later discover he had broken his ankle and leg.

Town’s scheduled match this weekend against high-flying Coventry United has been postponed due to the visitors’ involvement in the FA Vase, meaning Pershore’s next game is at Heath Hayes on November 7.

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