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Blood on target in Pershore draw
3:00pm Saturday 5th January 2013 in Tewkesbury
PERSHORE Town served up a cracker with Bromsgrove Sporting during a rain-hit holiday programme in the Athium Midland Football Combination Premier Division.
With Town’s New Year’s Day visit to local rivals Littleton postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, home games with Stafford Town and Pelsall Villa were also washed out.
But the big all-Worcestershire clash with title-chasing Sporting at King George V Playing Field survived the conditions and ended 2-2.
Fifth-from-bottom Pershore, who hope to host Brocton on Saturday (3pm), were watched by around 100 fans.
The first-half saw Town work extremely hard on a heavy pitch and put Bromsgrove under pressure.
The hosts took the lead on 15 minutes when Richard Congrave won the ball and played it to Zac Blood who scored with a firm shot from the edge of the box.
Town had a penalty appeal turned down before Congrave chested the ball down and tapped in the second goal.
Pershore’s Sean Cooke then produced a fine run and shot just past the post.
Bromsgrove came storming out in the second-half and a mistake in the defence allowed them to score on 50 minutes with a Matt Ross tap-in at the back post.
Pershore were pushed back and after 70 minutes Bromsgrove equalised when Adam Nicol scored with a shot into the top corner.
Both sides went for the winner with Pershore’s Craig Selby going close with a header and Bromsgrove threatening with a overhead kick.
- Evesham United looked on course to collect their first ever point at Penydarren Park until Merthyr Town’s Aaron Cornwall intervened two minutes into injury-time.
The substitute rose to head home a cross to seal a 1-0 success and the Martyrs’ first home Evo-Stik Southern League Division One South and West victory since mid-November.
It was tough on United who went close on several occasions via top-scorer Marcus Palmer.