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Town's Vase dreams shattered by defeat
10:40am Wednesday 18th September 2013 in Football
MALVERN Town were dumped out of the FA Vase first qualifying round after a big defeat at the Langland Stadium.
But the West Midlands League side ensured a competitive clash with higher-ranked Coleshill Town before two late goals made it 5-2.
The Midland Alliance visitors took a fifth-minute lead when Leon Weller’s cross-shot sailed over keeper Ian Hill into the corner of the net.
Reece King headed at keeper Paul Hathaway from a free-kick as Malvern threatened.
But Chris Gumers’ clever back-heel went straight at Hill before Coleshill increased their advantage on 26 minutes.
A corner was directed close to the near post and bundled in by Jake Murrell. However, Malvern pulled a goal back after 33 minutes when the ball was played up the right wing and crossed for Lee Hooper to slot it away.
For the second game running, Malvern started the second period slowly and conceded a goal after only two minutes to an unmarked Murrell from close range.
Coleshill substitute Chris Lloyd and Gumers hit the bar in quick succession before Louis Loader did likewise at the other end.
That spurred Malvern on and in the 64th minute they earned a corner.
Loader’s powerful shot again struck the woodwork but the rebound was netted by Dave Reynolds.
Malvern’s play matched their opponents’ as they searched for an equaliser. In the 75th minute, Hooper found Loader whose effort just went wide.
But Coleshill broke away in the 81st minute and Weller volleyed into the net.
The hosts still pressed and Loader shot wide but Coleshill added an undeserved fifth goal late on through substitute Danny Tymon.
- Bromyard Town were knocked out of the FA Vase 2-0 at Delahay Meadow by Norton United from the North West Counties League.
- Malvern Rangers lost 1-0 at Penkridge Town in Division Two.
- Hanley Swan are having little luck early on in Cheltenham Association League Division One.
Having lost their last two games by one goal, a late penalty meant a 1-0 home defeat to Whaddon United.
Fine saves from Nick Rogers and his Whaddon counterpart kept the scores level until the last minute.
A Whaddon player was ruled to have been brought down in the box and the penalty was converted.
- Newent Town top Gloucestershire Northern Senior League Division Two after three games following a 4-2 win at Viney St Swithins.
Dorian Colling, Patrick Gibbs, Ryan Parker and Jack Rutter scored.
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