PERSHORE Town saw their hopes of lifting a trophy this season dashed on Tuesday night as they were put to the sword by Brimscombe & Thrupp in the quarter-finals of the Wiseman Lighting Floodlit Cup.

Josh Willis had given The Plums a 1-0 lead in the first-half but Tom Black's equaliser on the stroke of half-time swung the game back in the hosts' favour.

Plums' captain Jordan Adams was also shown a red card as tempers flared at the end of the first-half and Pershore had to play the second 45 a man down.

Brimmy took full advantage as goals from Harlie Price, Jack Hughes and Liam Harper wrapped up a convincing 4-1 victory to progress to the final four.

Lewis Marston's men have now lost five in a row in all competitions following a disappointing 3-0 Hellenic League Premier defeat to Mangotsfield United at home on Saturday.

Having been thrashed by Worcester City in the Marsh Challenge Cup on Tuesday, The Plums leaked goals for a second consecutive game as Mangos did the damage in the first-half.

Just as they did against City, Pershore found themselves with an uphill task at half-time as they went in 3-0 down after goals from Luke Bence, league top scorer Jadyn Crosbie and Jack Nunn.

Marston's men never recovered and despite an improved second-half, they were unable to find a way past a stubborn Mangos defence, who held onto their clean sheet.

The result leaves Pershore five points outside the play-off spots in the Hellenic League Premier having played a game less than fifth-placed Slimbridge.

But the result was somewhat cushioned by the fact that all of the teams above Pershore, excluding the top two, suffered shock defeats.

Roman Glass St George (6th) went down 2-1 at Tuffley Rovers, Fairford were beaten 1-0 by Longlevens, Slimbridge thumped 4-0 by Worcester City and Royal Wootton Bassett Town lost 2-1 to Westfields.