Clee Hill roars to the title with a cut ahead
South Shropshire Football Club showed no signs of rusting when restrictions were relaxed last month.
The Herefordshire FA have chosen to split their Premier Division into two, based on the teams’ positions before the campaign went to nothing – six in the upper half and five in the lower half.
And Wayne Whitbread’s team won all five of their matches to record maximum points and take the league trophy at a gallop.
Their closest rivals won two out of five and finished eight points further. Hill signed with a 3-0 win over Holme Lacy on Saturday – Craig Breakwell, Ryan Clarke and Kieran Hall scored the goals.
The Knowle Sports Ground side can make it a memorable one-two this weekend. They prepare for Saturday’s HFA Charity Bowl final against Hereford Pegasus Reserves at Herefordshire County Ground (kick off 2:30 p.m.)
The Ludlow Town Colts ended their season on a high note with an away triumph at Hinton.
The foals got off to a perfect start, scoring from the first minute. Luke Hicks found Jabez Smith in acres of space and him who faced a defender before calmly scoring his third goal in three games.
A hard-fought game saw plenty of tackles, but it was the locals who hit next.
The referee spotted a handball by a Colts defender and awarded a penalty which was duly converted.
Both teams improved their game in the second half with Hinton putting pressure on the backline of the Ludlow Colts of Ethan Schuck, Miles Clent, Jack Brindley and Jack Francis who were outstanding.
The Colts introduced substitute Kieran Hollis and he made an immediate impact.
A defensive pass from Sean Evans found Hollis, who then rounded the keeper and scored from an impossible angle.
Hinton applied some late pressure but was denied the equalizer by a fingertip save from goaltender Regan Tonkinson.
The Ludlow Town Colts reserves are targeting end-of-season cover.
The Colts took shape to see Brown Clee 7-2 and secure their spot in the Salop Leisure League Cup semifinals.
Scott Guilbert led the charge with a superb four-goal volley for the visitors.
Miles Clent, Adam Dovey and Sonny Pennington also found the net in a dominant Colts performance that was played on fenced in to keep the sheep out of the way!