AHEAD of Malvern Town’s FA vase second qualifying round tie tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon, here are some facts about their opponents Birstall United.
Ground: Meadow Lane
League: East Midlands Counties** (12th – W 4, D 2, L 5)
2015/16: Leicestershire Senior League Premier Division (Champions)
Manager: Kris Nurse
Top scorers: Dean Copson and Samuel Moore (2)
Best FA Vase Performance: Fourth Round (1997/98)
Form Guide: WWLWD (Most recent win came on Saturday, September 17 when they beat Belper United 1-0. Dean Copson netted the winning goal)
Distance: 85.3 miles away from the HDAnywhere Community Stadium
Colours: White shirt, black shorts, black socks
**The EMCL, which first started in 2008/09, is a football league located at Step 6 on the non-league pyramid, a similar level to the West Midlands (Regional) League Premier Division which Malvern Town currently occupy.
Promotion from the EMCL leads to the Midland League Premier Division or Northern Counties East League Premier Division.