West Midlands Regional league

Premier Division

Wem Town 1

Malvern Town 3

Wem Town are facing relegation from the West Midlands Regional League Premier Division after another home defeat saw them cut adrift from safety by six points.

The Bowensfield men had gone into Saturday's game hoping to gain ground on their nearest rivals, especially as Shawbury United and Pershore Town 88 faced off against one another.

However, Wem were unable to take advantage of Pershore's crushing 7-1 win over United as they were beaten at home by a strong Malvern side, who have established a five-point gap of their own in fourth place.

Wem matched their visitors but defensive errors led to The Hillsiders – whose preparation was disrupted by the closure of the M5 motorway – establishing a 2-0 lead through goals from James Febery and Dave Reynolds either side of the the break.

Wem pulled one back to make a game of it and give Malvern some nerves but harry Clark scored a third late on and sealed their third win on the road in a week.

Josh Gough's men will be back at their home again next week (3pm) as they face more high-flying opposition in Bewdley Town, knowing a defeat could all-but-seal their fate.

Meanwhile, Shifnal Town have slipped into the bottom three on 28 points, with Shawbury and Pershore both a point ahead while Dudley Sports are almost free of the battle on 30 points.

Dudley Sports, Shifnal and Pershore all had opportunities to put more distance between themselves and Wem last night.

At the top of the table, Tividale remain five points clear but second-placed Haughmond still have two games in hand and can overleap their title rivals.

Haughmond put pressure on with a slender 1-0 win at Hereford Lads Club while Tividale were held to a 1-1 by Dudley Sports as their title bid falters.

It could be too little too late for Wolverhampton Casuals, who are six points behind Tividale but have played the same number of games.

Haughmond and Casuals can cut the gap to two and three points respectively away to Pershore and Dudley Town as Tividale sit out.

Shropshire Premier League

Premier Division

Prees United 0

Gobowen Celtic 0

Prees remain fourth in the Shropshire Premier Division after drawing a blank at home to Gobowen Celtic in a keenly-contested north Shropshire derby at the Rec Ground.

In one of just two games in the league on the day, involving all three north Shropshire sides, Prees were hoping to move to within a point of Madeley Sports in third place, with two games in hand, but were cancelled out by the Green and Whites.

Celtic had top-four aspirations of their own and a win would have seen them briefly jump over Prees into fourth but they finish a solid season in fifth spot, despite a slow start.

Press now have a double header of clashes to bottom side Brown Clee, who lost 3-1 away to St Martins Village on Saturday, starting with Saturday's home clash at the Rec Ground for a a 3pm kick-off.

The Rec Men will then make the trip to the Shropshire Hills, on a date to be confirmed, after last weekend's clash was postponed.

Meanwhile, Shrewsbury Juniors' coronation as league champions is expected to take place on Saturday as they make the trip to Albrighton for a 3pm kick-off and a post-match party to remember.

Cheshire Premier League

Daten 0

Malpas 2

Malpas have given their survival hopes a huge boost with a perfect away win at mid-table Daten on Saturday.

It means the Wrexham Road side are back off the bottom of the table, exchanging places with Denton Town who were thrashed 6-0 at home to Crewe.

Malpas have still played a game more than Denton and run the risk of the returning to the foot of the table, and there is eight points between themselves and next up FC St Helens.

Panel gave Malpas the lead before a bullet header from Thomas Milburn sealed the points fro Malpas.

Malpas have two games left and will be looking for maximum points to finish the season strongly but will sit this weekend out before returning to action on Saturday, April 6 where they will host lower mid-table Greenalls Padgate St Oswalds at Wrexham Road.

The Red and Blacks' final clash is yet-to-be confirmed.

Meanwhile, second-placed Pilkington continued to put pressure on leaders Altrincham Reserves who have finished their league campaign on 64 points and a goal difference of 45.

Pilkington are six points behind and have scored two fewer so they know that wins are needed against Egerton and Congleton by more than three goals across both games.

This will see them win the title on goal difference as they will finish level on points with Alty.

Other results on Saturday saw Eagle Sports and Congleton VR cancel each other out in a goalless draw while Poynton and Whaley Bridge Atheltic shared a seven-goal thriller, with the away side coming out on top to move into seventh.