TWO goals in the final 10 minutes saw Ledbury Town Reserves beat Bromyard Downs 3-2 to progress to the semi-final of the Herefordshire FA Junior Cup.

Ledbury were level at 1-1 thanks to Josh Burns’ equaliser when Bromyard began to cut through the visitors' defence in the second period.

But their failure to capitalise on Town’s often lacklustre defending came back to haunt them.

A terrific effort from Tom Cornock followed by a Mark Taylor penalty put Ledbury 3-1 in front before Bromyard’s late consolation strike.

Looking to repeat Town’s first-team success last week when they edged Hinton in the last eight of the Herefordshire Charity Bowl Ledbury’s second string almost opened the scoring on 10 minutes.

A threatening effort from Taylor was deflected off the Bromyard goalkeeper before the incoming Burns nearly finished the rebound.

But it was Bromyard who nodded home the opener from a corner on the 20th minute.

Sam Branch and Kane Burton struggled to retain possession. But the latter redeemed himself with a superb chip through two opposing players to enable Burns to fire the ball into the far corner of the net from a tight angle.

After the break a Bromyard free-kick was deflected narrowly wide before Burns kept Ledbury’s hopes up with a 20-yard effort that travelled just over the crossbar.

The reserves were slow to react to a 51st minute cross from Burns into the box as Branch squandered a further opportunity when he got a poor connection.

Boss Nick Blakeway then chose to make a triple change of personnel but the reserves experienced problems in keeping Bromyard out as a couple shots went close.

At the other end Burns and Cornock then missed chances before Taylor raced in to fire the ball wide of the target.

Ledbury found the breakthrough on 83 minutes when Callum Blackmore-Davey fed Cornock who embarked on a confident run before producing a superb finish to put his side into the lead.

They then grabbed another as Burns was felled in the box and Taylor slotted home the resultant spot-kick.

Bromyard refused to throw in the towel as a powerful strike hit the back of the net moments later but Ledbury held firm to book their last-four place against either Wellington Colts or St. Johns Howle Hill.

Blakeway’s side return to Herefordshire FA County League Division One on Saturday when they host Holme Lacy Reserves (2.30pm).

Ledbury’s first-team’s clash with Tenbury Town in Premier Division was cancelled last week due to a waterlogged pitch.

They travel to Holme Lacy on Saturday (2.30pm).