West Midlands Regional League

Premier Division

Bewdley Town 5

Wem Town 2

Wem Town were given another taste of the harsh realities of Premier Division football after shipping late goals to loser at top-five side Bewdley Town.

The Bowensfield men headed into the break level with their hosts courtesy of goals from Jim Astley and skipper Jordan Batchelor,. who was restored to the starting line-up after absence.

However, Bewdley hit back in the second half with three goals to kill off any hopes Wem had of taking the win or at least a share of the spoils and condemned them to their third defeat on the bounce.

However, there were positives to take from the clash with Bewdley as Wem scored their first goals since beating Dudley Sports at the beginning of the month.

Gough took to the club's Facebook account to praise his players. He said: "Good efforts from the boys; we were well in [the]game until we gifted them the three goals in the second half.

"Our goals came from Jim Astley and returning skipper Jordan Batchelor. We will be making sure we put it right next week."

Town will welcome mid-table side Bilston Town Community to Bowensfield, with the West Midlands side nine points above Wem, who remain third from bottom above Pegasus Juniors and Pershore Town 88.

It kicks off at 3pm.

Cheshire Football League

Premier Division

Altrincham FC Reserves 3

Malpas 0

Malpas were cut adrift at the bottom of the Cheshire Football league Premier Division after losing comfortably to Altrincham on Saturday.

The Wrexham road side of now four points behind Crewe having played three games more, after they were beaten by a side they recently took a point off at home.

It was the side's 12th defeat of the season and means the club is in a real battle to maintain its Premier Division status as the winter slog begins.

Malpas went into the break a goal down and tried to change it by switching Callum Ormrod for Daniel Lloyd while Harry Cunningham was replaced by Sam Gresty on 65 minutes.

However, their impact on the game was not felt as Alty's reserves scored twice more to put the game past Malpas.

They face a crucial clash against their relegation rivals Crew away on Saturday at 2pm.

A win would bring them to within a point of Crewe but a defeat would leave Malpas seven points adrift and facing a tough few weeks.

Shropshire Premier Division

Premier League

Albrighton Men 0

Prees United 3

Prees strengthened their spot in the top three of the Shropshire Premier League Premier Division with a comfortable away win at Albrighton.

The Rec Men are three points behind leaders Stoke Heath, who have played one game fewer than their fellow north Shropshire side.

Prees picked up their seventh league win of the season, making it three from three since their heavy defeat to Stoke Heath in the middle of October.

They are now the second highest scorers in the league, again behind Stoke Heath, after their 15 goals plundered against bottom side Donnington.

According to the League’s website, Prees do not now return to action in the Premier Division until Saturday, December 15 when they will host their fellow north Shropshire side Gobowen Celtic at the Recreation ground for a 2pm kick-off.