In-form Town rack up a super six - The Evesham Observer

In-form Town rack up a super six

Evesham Editorial 1st Apr, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016   0

PERSHORE Town have taken 25 points from the last possible 30 after seeing off Studley 1-0 at the Winstanley King George V Stadium on Tuesday to make it six wins in succession.

Town have risen to 11th place in Midland Football League Division One thanks to their sensational run of form and are now eyeing a top half finish.

Tuesday’s match was played in very strong winds, making it difficult playing conditions, but despite the weather Pershore had several chances to take the lead as Joe Walsh – returning from suspension – missed three good chances.

Town controlled the second half and hit the woodwork three times through Danny Lennon and Joe Walsh shots, whilst Joe Robinson’s flicked header also bounced wide off the post.

The only goal came through Matt Chambers after 74 minutes when, having received the ball out wide, he cut inside from the right and with his left foot curled a nice finish into the far corner.

On Saturday Pershore were 1-0 winners at Pilkington XXX as they controlled the game from start to finish and the margin of victory does not reflect their dominance.

The winner was scored in the eighth minute when left back Jake Donnelly crossed to Stuart Hall in the box and he who controlled the ball, turned and scored low into the corner of the net.

Town had several good chances through Hall, Lennon, Chambers and Dave Williams, who hit the bar with a header and also headed over from close range.

Last Wednesday Pershore enjoyed a 3-1 success at Cadbury Athletic.

The visitors took the lead after 33 minutes when George Coley’s through ball was converted by Hall, who turned well and coolly slotted into the corner of the net.

The hosts equalised from a corner just before half time when Butcher finished from close range but, despite Cadbury hitting the woodwork twice, Town were playing the better football on a poor surface.

Steve Webb restored Town’s lead in the 82nd minute when he scored with a left-footed shot from just inside the box following good hold-up play from Hall.

The visitors scored again with three minutes remaining when Robinson fed substitute Jon Speak, who had made a well timed run and he squared for Steve Roche to finish from ten yards.

Pershore entertain sixth placed Cadbury Athletic on Saturday (3pm) and are also at home on Easter Monday (3pm) against title-chasing Bromsgrove Sporting.

PERSHORE Town are appealing for witnesses following a theft at the club last Wednesday night (March 25) which resulted in the loss of thousands of pounds worth of pitch and maintenance equipment.

Amongst the items stolen, which were loaded on to a vehicle on the adjoining council car park, were a sit-on mower, roller, spiker and chains and arrows.

The items were stolen from the portakabins located on the club car park and anyone with any information should contact the local police.

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