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Bewdley hit back to win thriller
8:00pm Thursday 11th October 2012 in Local
JOINT-manager Craig Payton hailed Bewdley Town’s never-say-die spirit as they stunned Sporting Khalsa in Tuesday night’s 5-4 win.
The Ribbesford Meadows outfit had been trailing 4-1 with 16 minutes to go at their West Midlands League Premier rivals but fought back to bag all three points.
The win comes hot on the heels of Saturday’s 5-1 victory over Bromyard as Town got back on track after losing their two previous matches.
Dan Sinton had levelled the scores after gung-ho Sporting had opened the scoring but the Willenhall-based outfit roared into a 4-1 lead by midway through the second-half.
“The players never gave up, they dug in and even though we weren’t playing well got the result,” said Payton.
“Khalsa had a lot of attacking players but even at 4-1 they still went forward.
“If that had been us we would have tightened things up at the back but Khalsa kept attacking and we took off Sean Wright for Dan Jones which allowed us to push Richard Costello forward.
“It was an incredible result, they were understandably gutted but it’s a fantastic win for us.”
That made it 10 goals in two matches after Burgess, Costello, Wright, Dan Sinton and Hough scored against Bromyard.
Now Bewdley head into their FA Vase first round clash at Midland Alliance high-flyers Rocester on Saturday (3pm ko) in potent goal-scoring form.
But Payton is expecting a tough game at the Hillsfield-based side, who are a level above, He added “We’ve done our home-work on Rocester, they’re a big side who have a couple of good lads up front.
“They’re doing well in the Midland Alliance, so it’s a tough game but we’d love to force a replay or get through.”
If there is a definite result on Saturday, Town will then take a squad containing under-18s and 21s players to Bromyard in the Infirmary Cup on Tuesday night (7.45pm ko).