Malvern Town headed up to Lancashire at the weekend taking on Fulwood Amateurs, a game which they lost 3-2.
“It was a tough test for us, just as we expected it to be,” said co-manager, Dene Whittal-Williams. “They are a physical side who pressed us hard and played some decent stuff. “We took an early lead following a pleasing move between Ethan Moran and Harry Clarke that was finished off by the latter.The conditions were seriously wet but the surface was very good. Even after our opener and generally strong start, we found it difficult to adapt to the surface and the pace of the ball, which was very different compared to our other pre-season games."
“Having been pulled back to 1-1, James Febery put us back in front as we worked hard to open our hosts up.Unfortunately we left ourselves open at the back on a couple of occasions and Fulwood took full advantage to turn the scoreline around and go 3-2 up with a couple of quick goals.We continued to work hard as the game went on and could have had a couple of goals following some good attacking play as Harry Wickett and Kyonn Evans both went close. In the end we came away with a 3-2 defeat and lessons have been learned. There were also plenty of positives and it was good to be able to see Ben Febery in a competitive situation for us."
“The travelling support gave us plenty of backing, for which we are extremely grateful, as always. It was also special for me to take the team up to a place where I made many lifelong friends from my time playing there. We all met up after the game and had a great evening"
“A big thank you to Tony Hesketh and everyone at the club for honouring our fixture, even though they were recently scheduled to play in a Cup Final on the same day, a fixture that they also fulfilled.
“We now go into Tuesday’s game at Westfields ready to make our final preparations before the season gets underway. We know that we will face another tough challenge, but we are ready for it!”