Lichfield Vaults boss vows to battle on despite worst record in Herefordshire football (From Hereford Times)
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Lichfield Vaults boss vows to battle on despite worst record in Herefordshire football
9:30am Thursday 14th March 2013 in Sport
LICHFIELDS Vaults might be the worst team in Herefordshire senior football – but manager Stephen Wild has vowed to carry on next season.
Vaults’ best result has been a 3-0 defeat – they are bottom of Herefordshire Sunday League Division One North and have conceded more than 150 goals.
“It’s hasn’t been great but we expected that going into the season,” said a defiant Wild.
“I haven’t been able to put together a settled back four, and we’ve had problems with players not turning up for games which hasn’t helped.
“But I don’t want to blame anyone really, I have to take responsibility too. The team’s been so unsettled this season and that’s the main problem.”
Despite the run of defeats, Wild wants to remain in the hot-seat next season and is anticipating a better campaign.
“I will stay, and so will some of our players, but some will have to go,” he said.
“Even Premier League clubs let some players go, so it’s nothing new.”
Vaults have conceded 10 or more goals on eight occasions this season.
A 15-1 loss to Burghill Rangers has been their heaviest defeat.
Wild added: “If we can get a bit of funding to help us out, we can definitely push on next season, but funding is certainly what we need most.” l BARTESTREE have soared to the top of West Midlands League Division Two after their sixth straight win, a crushing 7-1 success against Tenbury United.
James Upcott scored after just five minutes with Jody Dawe and Ryan Jones combining to set up Matt Reeve for the second.
An expert finish from 17-year-old Mark Langford ensured that Bartestree were firmly in command at the interval.
Upcott bagged his eighth goal in four games on the hour with Dean Dreweski benefiting from some good work by Langford to get the fifth 15 minutes later.
Reeve banged in the sixth and, although Tenbury pulled a goal back, Bartestree, who won the first encounter between the sides 9-0, rounded off a good afternoon’s work when Jake Atkinson cracked home the seventh from 15 yards. Ryan Morris netted for Tenbury.
Ledbury Town have dropped to third place in the table after their game at Team Dudley was postponed.
Lads Club, who are hot on their heels, failed to take full advantage when they were held 1-1 at the County Ground by a well-organised Red Star Alma team.
Red Star took the lead in the second half when a shot deflected off another Red Star player to a third visiting player, in an offside position, who scored.
The officials thought the shot was deflected by a Lads Club player.
The home side had the chance to equalise when Tom Harding set up Dan Moon who volleyed went over the bar.
Moon equalised from the spot after Harding was brought down.
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