MORDA United have been dealt a blow with the loss of striker Karl Bailey to injury.

The ex-Ellesmere Rangers forward sustained ligament damage in his side’s 2-0 derby win over St Martins in the Salop Leisure Shropshire Premier League last weekend.

Manager Mike O’Reilly insisted there was no time to dwell with Shifnal Town 1964 the visitors to Weston Pools Park.

He said: “It was a really pleasing win to get us back up and running.

“Looking ahead to Saturday Shifnal are in really good form with three wins form their last three so they go into the game with confidence.

“Our away performance was one of our best of the season so we’ll be hoping for a similar one this time.”

The club hope to wrap up several new signings and currently await international clearance.

O’Reilly added: “We’ve added a couple new players in the last few weeks so we’ll be hoping to unleash them soon pending on clearances.”


St Martins bid to bounce back from derby defeat at home to Drayton Town who now prop up the table.

Manager Daryl Davies said: “After last weekend’s disappointing result we look to bounce back against Drayton Town. 

“We know it won’t be easy and they’ll come ready to amend their loss last weekend. 

“We have a couple of players missing this week through injuries and other commitments but the squad available is capable enough to get the three points and move us forward.”

Ellesmere Rangers take a break from league action with a trip to Dawley Town in the quarter-finals of the Tony Bywater Cup.

Manager Josh Gough said: “It is a free hit for us.

“We have been doing really well since Christmas and we will be looking to continue this weekend. The lads know the hard work has just started.”

Meanwhile Llanymynech Football Club have appointed Jimmy Hayns and Neil Prescott as joint managers ahead of Saturday’s first division league cup quarter-final trip to SAHA.

The duo succeed Joe Evans who stepped down after 18 months at the helm last month.
Hayns said: “They are difficult circumstances to come in to but we firmly believe that with our playing and leadership experience we can turn the club around and get it back on track immediately and for future generations.

“With  new signings and youth coming into the club the future looks bright” 
Prescott added “I’m just looking forward to helping turn the clubs fortunes around and working alongside Jimmy to play a brand of football that excites.”

The club have signed Shane Kriek from Llansantffraid and ex-Four Crosses defender Daz Jones.