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Tough Test For 'Hillsiders' - 31October

dene whittal-williams malvern townbuildbase fa vase Malvern Town return to the Buildbase FA Vase trail on Saturday taking on Loughborough University in the Second Round Proper.

The tie will be played at Stourport Swifts’ Walshes Meadow ground - DY13 0AA (with a 3.00pm kick-off). The club urge as many of you as possible to come along and cheer them on as they look to make further progress in this national competition.

“It’s going to be a tough test for us, but we’ll go into it with no fear and determined to enjoy the occasion,” said co-manager, Dene Whittal-Williams (pictured). “We’ll have a few lads missing through a combination of injury and suspension, but we will be doing what we can to make it through to the next round.

"We go into it with a boost after Monday’s victory over Worcester City and based on the positives from that performance, we have nothing to fear if we continue to dig in and work as hard as we did."

“There is a tremendous amount of character amongst this group and with plenty of good backing from our supporters, we will go out there and give it everything that we’ve got. We’ve had to display plenty of resilience throughout our run in this competition and this will have to come to the fore again on Saturday against a good side who have started their League campaign well.”

"Our opponents were switched from the Midland Football League Premier Division to the uhlsport United Counties League Premier Division during the summer and have lost just one of their opening ten League games, with that defeat coming in their last League encounter at Peterborough Northern Star. We faced them last season in our run to lift the Smedley Crooke Memorial Charity Cup as we came from behind to win 2-1 in January. We have won five of our six games during the month of October, ending it in dramatic fashion with our 5-5 draw with Worcester City and subsequent penalty shoot-out success on Monday evening in the Worcestershire FA Senior Cup."

"Our Buildbase FA Vase run began against Pershore Town, where we snatched a late leveller in our opening game before winning the replay. We then saw an impressive first half performance help us on our way to a 5-2 victory over NKF Burbage before more drama at GNP Sports where we hit back from two goals down to take the game into extra-time following a 2-2 draw on 90 minutes and then add two further goals in extra-time despite being reduced to ten men. Meanwhile Loughborough University kicked off their Buildbase FA Vase campaign with a 3-0 triumph at Aylestone Park before being held to a 1-1 home draw by Ingles after extra-time. It meant that a replay was required and that too went to extra-time as they grabbed a 2-1 win. The next round saw them chalk up a 3-1 success at Haughmond to set up Saturday’s clash."

Come along and show your support!