Market Drayton assistant urging fans to keep backing them

Market Drayton assistant urging fans to keep backing them

New Drayton manager Adam Shillcock

Josh Sedgley’s header was enough to condemn Drayton to a 1-0 defeat at Stone Old Alleynians despite another encouraging display.

Benyon joined the club last month as new boss Adam Shillcock’s No.2, but improved performances are yet to translate into results, with the side sitting nine points adrift at the bottom of the Midland League Premier Division.

He said: “Once again we dominated proceedings but just couldn’t get that goal that our game deserved.

“I appeal to all of you as a town to support the boys. Rest assured myself and the rest of the management team are doing everything possible to improve all the players step by step.

“We are confident that victory is just around the corner.”

Shifnal Town boss Jamie Haynes lamented one of the worst performances of his reign after seeing his side lose 1-0 at home to promotion rivals Lye Town.

Nathan Scott’s goal shortly before half-time was enough for the visitors and Haynes will demand an improvement when they host Uttoxeter tonight.

He said: “I’m very disappointed. Since I’ve been in charge it’s probably one of the worst performances we’ve had.

“I have responsibility. I choose the team. But I told the lads it is not acceptable. That level of performance, of desire is not acceptable at this club.

“I’m sorry for everyone who came to watch. It’s not a reflection of our team. The only consolation is we have a chance to fix it quickly.”

It was a disappointing return to action for Whitchurch Alport as they were beaten 2-0 at second-placed Racing Club Warwick’s 3G pitch to end a three-match winning run.

Josh Parsons scored both for the high-flying hosts as Alport, playing for the first time since January 2, failed to shake off the rust from their long lay-off.

“We came here with confidence, but it wasn’t to be,” assistant boss Kevin Street said. They were strong and you can see where they are up there.

“We put them under pressure in the first half, but the goal changed the game. We showed some shimmer, but not enough. Thanks to Warwick, they are a very strong outfit. They play on that pitch every week and it suits them.”

Whitchurch are also quickly back in action and host Lye tonight.

Luke Morris scored his first goal for AFC Bridgnorth two minutes from time to earn a 1-1 draw at Smethwick Rangers and a potentially valuable point in the Division One relegation battle.

Smethwick, who sit four points and two places above Bridgnorth in the table, looked on course to take all three points before the visitors’ persistence paid off, Morris firing home after Will Reid’s free-kick was not cleared properly.

There was no such boost for bottom of the table Haughmond, who suffered a sobering 6-1 thrashing at home to Ingles.

Steve Nicholson found the net for the hosts, but Jack Allen and Kyle Fowkes both grabbed doubles for the visitors, with Cameron Smith and Luis Corcoran finishing the game. Haughmond now travel to Smethwick tonight.

The game of the week took place at Stapenhill, where Shawbury overcame the loss of goalkeeper Dan Pilkington to a dislocated shoulder to almost grab a point.

Shawbury trailed 3-1 at half-time with defender Jack Fishman replacing Pilkington between the sticks.

But they pulled one back in the fourth added minute and were then awarded a penalty in the 10th, only for Kevin Buxton to hit it over the bar.

Shawbury are also in action tonight hosting Ashby Ivanhoe.

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