Malvern Town joint manager, Lee Hooper, has expressed his disappointment after our (Malvern's) interest in the Smedley Crooke Memorial Charity Cup ended at the first hurdle with a 5-2 home reverse at the hands of FC Stratford.
“It was disappointing that having got it back to 2-2 we failed to push on and get a foothold in the game as I expected us to,” he said after the match. “Individual errors have cost us dear this evening."
“We were able to get much-needed minutes into a few of the lads and also try out a few things whilst it was also a chance for us to rest a few after a tough, energy-sapping past couple of games."
"We have to make sure that we draw a line under this quickly and be ready to go again on Saturday in what is one of our biggest games of the season."
“Malmesbury Victoria are top of the table, so we have to get our heads on that and be ready for the challenge. If we perform like we know we can then we will give ourselves every chance of bouncing back and responding in the right way to this defeat.”