JOINT-MANAGER Dene Whittal-Williams insists his players have got no time to feel sorry for themselves after Malvern Town’s unbeaten streak came to an end.

Town were on a run of seven games without a defeat in West Midlands (Regional) League Premier Division.

But a Daniel Danks double steered Cradley Town to a 3-1 victory over Malvern at the HDanywhere Community Stadium on Tuesday night.

Whittal-Williams shared his frustration but urged his troops to “put things right” against Bilston Town on Saturday (3pm).

“We were punished for not taking our chances,” he said.

“Uncharacteristic mistakes at the back let them in to get their goals and they were able to sit in and frustrate us after that.

“It was a combination of them being resolute and us lacking the necessary creativity in the final third that contributed to the defeat.

“We’ve been on a great run so it was really disappointing to see it come to an end in this way, but as a group we’ll learn from it and make sure that the same mistakes don’t occur again.

“We have got no time to feel sorry for ourselves as we are back at home on Saturday and we’ll be looking to put things right against Bilston Town.

“We’ll stay positive and be ready to go again.”

After the visiting ‘keeper was alert to clear ahead of Joshua Hunt, a long-range effort from Louis Loader was dragged just wide.

But Malvern fell behind on 13 minutes when the visitors’ first raid on goal ended with Danks bundling the ball home from close range.

Malvern created numerous chances as Hunt and Harry Clark went narrowly wide before the latter had a shot saved.

The pressure finally told on 44 minutes when Turner was strong to play in Hunt who lashed home beyond the reach of Ben Manley to level the scores going into the break.

But it took the visitors just over a minute to regain the lead at the start of the second half when they broke through and Nigel Penney lifted the ball over Charlie Weaver.

Town fell further behind on the hour mark when Danks curled home into the top corner.

In response Malvern had an appeal for a penalty turned down before Matt Fusco fired well wide and another clearance off the line denied Turner.

MALVERN: Weaver, C Smith (Lane 64), Griffiths, A. Sauntson, J Sauntson (Noke 70), Webb, Turner, Loader, Hunt, Fusco (M Pinder 86), Clark. Not used: Watkins, Griffin.