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Double delight for Bewdley inspired by 'simulation'
10:07am Wednesday 2nd October 2013 in Local
CRAIG Payton says an alleged 'dive' inspired his side to a stunning 6-1 win against much fancied Wolverhamton Casuals.
The joint Bewdley Town boss then saw his side follow up with a 3-1 win over Willenhall Town last night to cap a memorable four days for the West Midlands Regional League side who had struggling nearer to the wrong end of the table.
Payton said his side were well on top of the Casuals when they were awarded a penalty which Chris Henry.
But the Bewdley players were so incensed by the decision they came out all the more fired up for the second-half and scored six times through Dan Jones (2) Rob Orme, John Seekings, Zac Marriott and Luke Towler.
“I’m not blaming the referee,” said Payton. “He just gave what he saw but it was a dive. But two minutes later we were back in the dressing room and you could see the lads were fuming. We didn’t really have to say much to them.
“We’d done our homework on Casuals and doubled up on their two wingers, and I felt we dominated the 90 minutes but the goal was the turning point, you could just tell by the reaction of the lads that it was a dive.”.
Seekings added two more and Jones his third in two games, after again coming off the bench, as Willenhall were beaten 3-1.
Payton said “John’s been a big bonus for us since joining from Stourport Swifts in the summer. He’s getting his fitness back now and once he has it he could be unstoppable.”
Bewdley are without a game on Saturday but travel to Wellington on Tuesday when a win could push them up into mid-table.
“It’s always tough at Wellington but we should be somewhere near full strength. Hopefully I’ll have Chris Hough back and Sean Wright and Russ Godfrey are near to fitness.
“It’s a killer for us not playing on Saturday, we would have liked to keep the momentum going. We’ve done a lot of extra training with the lads the last month, gone back to basics, and the lads have responded.
“We asked the senior players and the younger players to start playing and enjoying it and they have.”
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