Han­d­ley stars but Lyd­ney go down at home

Gloucestershire Echo - - CHELTENHAM TOWN -

CHEL­TENHAM TOWN Un­der-18s de­fender Tom Han­d­ley was named man-of-the-match for Lyd­ney Town on Sat­ur­day in their Hellenic Pre­mier Di­vi­sion de­feat to Brack­ley Town Saints.

The sec­ond year scholar, who scored in the re­serves vic­tory over For­est Green last week, couldn’t pre­vent Lyd­ney from slip­ping to a 2-1 loss against the ti­tle chas­ing Saints.

Liam Mcalin­den has ex­tended his loan spell at Na­tional League North club Kid­der­min­ster Har­ri­ers un­til the end of the sea­son.

Kid­der­min­ster are man­aged by ex-robins boss Mark Yates, who was ap­pointed in Jan­uary af­ter start­ing the sea­son at Mac­cles­field Town.

For­mer Chel­tenham play­ers Russ Penn, Ed Wil­liams and Billy Daniels are all in Yates’ squad.

But Mcalin­den missed Kid­der­min­ster’s 3-3 draw at Blyth Spar­tans due to ill­ness and Josh De­bayo was an un­used sub­sti­tute in Dover Ath­letic’s 1-0 Na­tional League loss at Maiden­head United.

Tom Smith came on as a sub­sti­tute in the fi­nal ten min­utes of Bath City’s 2-0 home win over Slough Town at Tw­er­ton Park.

Will Dawes, an­other who scored in last week’s re­serve team win, started in Tuf­fley Rovers’ 2-1 de­feat at Wan­tage Town, and claimed an as­sist for the Tuf­fley goal.

Grant Hor­ton played the full 90 min­utes for Worces­ter City in their To­tal Mo­tion Mid­land Foot­ball League Pre­mier Di­vi­sion home loss to Long Ea­ton United, while Fred­die Lap­worth was an un­used sub­sti­tute in Glouces­ter City’s Na­tional League South stale­mate with Chelms­ford City.

Ioan Richards and Archie Bren­nan started for Slim­bridge in their 2-1 Evo-stik South­ern League South Di­vi­sion One home de­feat to Street.

For­ward Fin Clift missed Malvern Town’s 2-0 West Mid­lands Re­gional League vic­tory through ill­ness.

Mean­while on Sat­ur­day morn­ing the un­der-18s lost 2-1 to Bris­tol Rovers as Un­der-16s striker Callum Ebanks scored the Robins goal.

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