7th Dec, 2016

Battling Town are beaten in last home game

Liam Moakes 27th Apr, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

Pershore Town 1 Leicester Road 3

Midland League Division One

PERSHORE TOWN’S depleted ranks staged a second half fightback but it was too little, too late to prevent defeat in their final home match of the season on Saturday.

Hit by injuries and unavailabilty, Pershore were second best in the first half against high-flying Leicester Road as they trailed 3-0 by the interval.

Matthew Stenson showed his strength before cutting inside to score the first goal on 20 minutes before Amarvir Sandhu volleyed home via the post to make it 2-0 eight minutes later.

Greg Downes fired in the visitors’ third from a 20-yard free kick two minutes before the break.

Pershore, however, gave the second half a real go and were rewarded with a goal after 54 minutes when Gareth Evans collected a long pass from Oliver Casey and flicked the ball past a defender and then slotted home.

Town created further chances but home keeper Andy Yarnold also needed to impress with some good saves.

However, Pershore ended with a flurry, twice being denied by the woodwork. Evans hit the bar and Road keeper Will Highland pushed the follow-up from Myles Jones on to the bar before Jones shot just wide of the post soon afterwards.

Town remain 14th in the table and make the trip to Leicestershire to face Heather St John in their last match on Saturday.