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10:30am Thursday 29th August 2013 in Sport
PERSHORE Town thrashed Alvis 4-0 in the St Mary’s Hospice Midland Combination Premier Division at the Winstanley & Co King George V Stadium.
Despite Alvis including former Cameroon World Cup star Patrick Suffo, the hosts played their best football of the season.
Leading 1-0 at half-time through a fine Mark Owen free-kick, sixth-placed Pershore went on a goal spree in the second period when Phil Marsh completed a hat-trick.
He cut in to beat several defenders and stayed on his feet to slip the ball past the keeper for his first.
The third Pershore goal came on 85 minutes when Matt Murphy dispossessed Suffo and a quick break led to Marsh chipping the keeper.
Marsh’s right-footed strike then rounded off a superb evening.
Two goals in the last 10 minutes had sentenced Pershore to a 2-1 weekend defeat at fellow early high-fliers Studley.
Pershore took the lead after 56 minutes through a Louis Bridges back-post header but the hosts struck twice late on, including a superb 30- yard winner.
In their previous game, Pershore shrugged off a controversial Castle Vale equaliser to win 4-2 at home.
The referee ruled a shot had hit the post, rather than the stanchion behind the goal as Pershore thought, and the rebound was put into the net.
Vale’s first effort was deflected in by Pershore’s Matt Hunt but Bridges, Steve Webb, Murphy and Dane Aldington scored in the right goal.
Pershore host Racing Club Warwick on Saturday (3pm) and Southam on Tuesday (7.45pm).
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