16th Dec, 2017

Boss Jones rallies Malvern Town after first league defeat

Craig Gibbons 27th Sep, 2017 Updated: 27th Sep, 2017

BOSS Les Jones is hoping Malvern Town can quickly get back to winning ways when they entertain Dudley Town this weekend.

The Hillsiders’ unbeaten record in the West Midlands (Regional) League Premier Division was brought to an end last Wednesday when they suffered a 4-0 loss to Tividale.

Having conceded three goals in the final ten minutes, Jones was disappointed to have tasted defeat in the league for the first time this season.

However, he is confident his players can quickly put to bed their woes on Saturday.

“When we lost 7-0 to Wolverhampton Casuals in the FA Cup we won six on the trot so I want that to happen again,” he said.

“On the face of things we are still just two points off the top and have games in hand on sides around us so it’s not all doom and gloom.

“We have to just get back on our horse and ride on.”

Jones has also been boosted by the return of Lewis Platt who has rejoined the Hillsiders from Midland League Premier Division side Westfields.

Platt left for the Hereford side in the summer but after making just eight appearances, the winger has agreed terms to make the move back to the HDAnywhere Community Stadium.

Defenders Dene Whittal-Williams and Jake Willcox, midfielder Shaun Smith and forward Luke Molloy, all of whom were unavailable for last week’s game against Tividale, are expected to be involved against Dudley this weekend.

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