PERSHORE Town put in their best performance of the season against AFC Wulfrunians, only to concede with four minutes remaining and bow out of the FA Vase.
Under caretaker management, following the resignation of Scott and Kevin Walsh earlier at the start of the week, Town’s spirited and hard-working performance deserved at least a draw, arguably more but they lost the first qualifying round tie 2-1 to a team who lie third, a league above, in the Midland Premier.
Having taken the game to the opposition, new signing Simeon Smith was unlucky when he chipped a through-ball just over the bar.
Town conceded a penalty after 27 minutes, having been the better team up until that period. Jamie King was fouled and Jake Sedgemore fired home for Wulfs.
Soon after, Town were awarded a penalty when Smith was fouled in the box but his penalty was well saved by home keeper Danny Tipton, who, made an even better stop to deny Smith’s rebound effort.
Town deservedly equalised just before half-time when Ellis Blakemore’s pass picked out Jacob Snape who slotted the ball past the keeper into the net.
The second half was evenly matched but Richard Palmer’s late strike at the end ended Town’s hopes.