9:30am Thursday 15th August 2013
PERSHORE Town’s campaign started with a difficult 2-0 defeat at Atherstone in the Midland Combination Premier Division.
The visitors started brightly with Phil Marsh going close and Duncan Edwards’ free-kick glanced into the net by a home defender but the effort was disallowed.
Atherstone settled and took the lead on 17 minutes with a 25-yard chip.
Edwards shot over but the hosts scored again on 37 minutes from a ball over the top.
Hard-working Pershore performed better in the second- half with Mark Owen hitting the post.
Pershore then drew 1-1 at home to Coventry Copsewood in mid-week with Owen scoring.
They host Pilkington XXX on Saturday (3pm) and Castle Vale JKS on Tuesday (7.45pm).
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