Town finish with nine men in disappointing defeat - The Evesham Observer

Town finish with nine men in disappointing defeat

Evesham Editorial 6th Dec, 2016 Updated: 6th Dec, 2016   0

Coventry Copsewood 1 Pershore Town 0

Midland League Division One

PERSHORE Town ended with nine men as they were unable to return to winning ways on Saturday and were leapfrogged by their hosts.

Copsewood started the match brighter but were restricted to long range efforts, whilst at the other end Town’s best effort of the first half was a move between Will Gayton and Sean Cooke which ended with Gayton’s shot being saved by the keeper.

Town substitute Steve Roche was put through on goal by Louis Bridges on the hour mark but his effort was saved by the advancing keeper.

The match changed shortly afterwards when Roche was sent off having been adjudged to have kicked out at a Copsewood player following a challenge.

The hosts took advantage of the extra player and put Town under pressure, forcing visiting keeper Shaun Edwards into a couple of good saves before the pressure told with 12 minutes remaining when a cross into the box was finished from close range by George Whitelaw with a shot into the roof of the net.

Cooke was denied late on by Copsewood’s keeper with a full stretch save but any chance of a comeback was over when Town were reduced to nine men when James Walker received a red card for bringing down Connoll Farrell who was through on goal.

Town, who are without a game this weekend, visit bottom of the table Southam United on December 17.

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