Handley stars but Lydney go down at home
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.