Owen on target as Pershore seal win

Owen on target as Pershore seal win

Owen on target as Pershore seal win

First published in Sport

PERSHORE Town returned to winning ways with a hardearned 2-1 home victory over Lichfield City in the St Mary’s Hospice Midland Combination Premier Division.

They played good football in the first-half, creating several good chances as Mark Owen put Scott Walsh through in the 13th minute but his effort was saved However, Owen scored a wonder goal on 29 minutes, hitting a volley on the turn from 30 yards.

A minute later, a good move involving half-a-dozen passes ended with Steve Webb’s effort going just wide.

Town continued to attack and a deserved second came from an Owen corner that the keeper punched onto his defender’s head, rebounding in for an own goal.

Lichfield pulled one back after 55 minutes when a ball through the middle was finished from inside the box.

Lifted by the goal and with a strong wind in their favour, the visitors put Town under plenty of pressure but the hosts held firm.

Fifth-from-bottom Pershore had less of the ball in the second period but still had chances to score with one goalmouth scramble cleared off the line.

They have a difficult fixture at third-placed Bolehall Swifts on Saturday (3pm) before hosting local rivals Littleton on Boxing Day (11.30am).

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