BOTH teams made a steady start but it was Yardley’s keeper who was called into action first. Pershore steadily gained the upper hand and took the lead from a short corner.
Yardley hit back almost immediately and a brilliant piece of individual skill by Ismail Mutlib put Yardley back on level terms.
Early second half pressure by Pershore led to a second goal. Again Yardley fought back strongly and good work by Rob McGuigan led to Ismail scoring his second to level the scores again. Shortly afterwards, another superb individual run led to Ismail’s hat-trick and Yardley sneaking into the lead. Pershore were not to be outdone however and they attacked back immediately and equalised.
A defensive error by Yardley let in Pershore to regain the lead. Two more late goals made sure the visitors clinched all three points to claim third place in the league.