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Black Country Rangers to be a tough test, says Malvern Town boss

Craig Gibbons 1st Feb, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

Malvern Town manager Les Jones expects his side to face a tough task this weekend as his in-form side travel to Black Country Rangers.

Malvern go into this game coming off the back of a 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Sporting Community at the HDAnywhere Stadium in the West Midlands (Regional) League Premier Division.

Sporting had taken the lead on the stroke of half-time but Ben Hayes netted in second half injury-time to give his side a share of the spoils.

However, Jones maintains that despite his side’s current run of form, nothing can be taken for granted in their next game at Rangers.

“The result against Sporting felt like a win to us,” he said.

“If you look at the form tables, both sides were in a rich vein of form so it was certainly a case of one point gained rather than two points lost.

“However, our game at Black Country Rangers will be just as tough.

“Their pitch is not the best so it will be a tough battle and they have games in hand on teams around them so you have to expect nothing.”

Following Saturday’s up-and-coming game, the WMRL will be having their next management committee on Monday, February 8 with a decision over the outcome of Malvern’s abandonment at Pegasus Juniors to be announced.

And Jones hopes that the WMRL committee see sense and give his side the three points.

“If you look at the game, we was 5-1 up after 66 minutes,” he said.

“Anybody can see that we was going to win the game so hopefully the committee make the right decision and award us three points.

“It would be a massive boost for us reaching FA Cup qualification.”


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