12:20pm Friday 1st November 2013
MALVERN Town suffered one of their heaviest defeats in recent times with an 8-1 home thrashing by Wednesfield in the West Midlands Football League Premier Division.
The Langland Stadium side were 3-0 down at half-time on Wednesday and, despite Lee Hooper pulling one back from the penalty spot, conceded five more in the second period.
It was Malvern’s fourth straight league defeat and leaves them fifth-from-bottom ahead of tomorrow’s trip to sixth-placed Shawbury United (3pm).
Manager Les Jones, who was missing defenders Jamie Thomas, Andy Fletcher and Joe Endacott through injury and work commitments, said: “It was just a blip as much as anything.
“Wednesfield had five new very good players and we had some missing. They were very good and we were below-par.
“It was frustrating, I can’t remember us conceding that many goals since I’ve been here.”
Defender Joe Leighton, defensive midfielder Reece King and striker James Lush could all return to face Shawbury.
© Copyright 2001-2013 Newsquest Media Group