MALVERN Town boss Les Jones stressed the importance of targeting West Midlands (Regional) League Premier Division Cup success, having already been knocked out of three competitions at this stage of the season.
Having been dumped out of the FA Cup, FA Vase and Smedley Crooke Memorial Charity Cup, the Hillsiders only have the Premier Division Cup and Worcestershire FA Senior Urn left to play for.
Jones’ side will be looking to keep alive their hopes of cup silverware tonight when they play host to Dudley Town in a re-arranged Premier Cup tie which has been moved to the HDAnywhere Community Stadium.
The Black Country side are currently going through a lot of difficulties with their pitch at The Dell due to the damage caused by burrowing badgers.
“The cup competitions we are left in are the ones we targeted to do well in the start of the season,” said Jones.
“Dudley have had a new manager so they could be much improved and it is important there are no slip-ups from us.”
Malvern head into tonight’s clash following Saturday’s 3-2 league victory at Stone Old Alleynians.
Kyonn Evans (2) and Matthew Turner raced the Hillsiders into a 3-0 lead before Alleynians pulled two goals back right at the death.
“The two goals we conceded made it look closer than it actually was,” said Jones.
“We should have won by at least five or six as we had four one-on-one situations.”
After the Dudley clash, Malvern return to league action on Saturday when they entertain Wolverhampton Casuals.