LEDBURY Town secured a second Herefordshire FA County League Premier Division 2-1 victory over Malvern Town Reserves in the space of four weeks.

Curtis Williams put away a controversial 40th-minute penalty at the HDanywhere Community Stadium before Sam Palmer-Young doubled Ledbury’s lead 10 minutes into the second period.

A second penalty from Williams was saved by keeper Aaron Sharp and Malvern bagged a consolation goal through David Hadden 12 minutes from time.

Malvern had a string of players unavailable and saw a late Andy Richardson header ruled out for a foul.

“I was disappointed with our overall performance,” admitted their manager Peter Daffin.

“Our concentration levels were poor and with players not taking responsibility.

“I know we had players missing but that's not an excuse I want to use.

"Aaron did well in goal and young Matt Brookes was outstanding at centre-half ­— he put in some really strong challenges and won a lot of aerial battles.”

Ledbury look forward to a second consecutive Herefordshire FA Charity Bowl final, this time against Holme Lacy at Westfields’ Allpay Park ground on Saturday (3pm).

They lost 2-1 to Malvern Town under 21s at the same venue last season.

Ledbury then visit Westfields Reserves on Tuesday.

Malvern host higher-ranked Fairfield Villa in the Evesham Hospital Junior Cup semi-finals on Saturday.