Hall earns draw for in-form Bretforton

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BRETFORTON had to be content with a West Clubs Women’s League North Division point from a 1-1 draw at Firebrands thirds.

The Vale side went ahead in the first-half with a fine team goal as Lisa Workman found Hayley Whitehouse whose pass was slotted home by Sarah Hall.

But it did not take Firebrands long to equalise as a dubious short corner resulted in a deflected shot looping into the net. Captain Kate Mitchell and Sarah Cook impressed in defence alongside player-of-the-match Daisy Wheeler for Bret.

􀁥 Pershore men secured a vital point against promotion rivals Bromsgrove in West Midlands League Division Two.

The visitors opened the scoring from a penalty corner but Pershore levelled from a similar situation with Graham Handley burying the rebound. Bromsgrove forced several fine saves from keeper John Sharratt but he could not stop a penalty- corner drag-flick.

Pershore showed character with Russell Scudamore more influential and Gareth Rushton finished off Russ McGettigan’s pass with five minutes left.

  • The seconds lost 2-0 at Kingswinford, missing the chance to go top of the table with an average display.
  • Pershore thirds secured their first league point with a 2-2 draw against Stafford through goals from Ed Barker and Rob Curley.
  • The ladies continued their fine run, winning 7-2 at Bournville seconds in Worcestershire League Division Two.

Emma Gardner scored twice in the first 13 minutes and Mary Small made it 3-1 at half-time. Pershore ran away with the second period as Gardner completed a fourgoal haul alongside strikes from Nicky Sheppard and Kate Adams.

  • Badsey drew 3-3 at home to Tenbury in Division One after twice hitting back to equalise.

Karen Robinson fired the hosts ahead midway through the first-half only for Tenbury to level and go ahead in the second period.

Badsey responded through Sarah Rickey but then had to equalise again via Robinson after the visitors regained the lead.

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