22nd Jul, 2019

Town boss wants draws turned into victories

Malvern Editorial 3rd Dec, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

MANAGER Les Jones believes Malvern Town are becoming a tough team to beat after they held Willenhall Town to a 1-1 draw on Saturday.

But the Town boss has now urged his side to turn hard fought draws into valuable victories as they bid to maintain their place in the top five of the West Midlands Regional League Premier Division.

A 30-yard strike from Michael Clark gave Willenhall the lead inside the opening ten minutes at the HDanywhere Community Stadium.

But Town hit back with a superb goal of their own midway through the second half when Harry Wickett struck from long distance.

Malvern had chances to win it, but Jones’ men were left to settle for a share of the points which extended their unbeaten run in the league to four.

“We have played a few more games than the teams around us, but we have got the points on the board, so that’s a positive,” he said.

“Our last four games have seen us pick up three draws and a win, so our league form is pretty good and it is showing that we are becoming a tough side to beat.

“But in all the games we have drawn, we have been the better side, so it about converting our chances as they could have easily been three wins.

“We have got a good quality squad and we are playing some lovely football at the moment, but we just need to be a bit more clinical in front of goal.”

Jones, who is expected to welcome back striker Dave Reynolds and Chris Allen, said he has now set his sights on beating Haughmond on Saturday who are six points behind Malvern in eighth.

“We have got a tough game on Saturday against Haughmond who are just behind us in the league, so  it a really key game for us to win and really pull away from them,” he added.

“We lost to them in a close game, so they are a good side, but we are looking forward to it and hopefully we can return the favour and beat them at our place.”

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