BEWDLEY Town booked their place in the FA Vase First Round proper after pulling off a pleasing 3-1 win at Midland Alliance side Rocester.

Phil Mullen's men made a flying start and forced a number of early openings before Josh Carpenter made the pressure tell by turning home Matt Kerby's 10th minute cross.

But Bewdley then handed Rocester an equaliser on a plate when Ben Priest's badly judged back-pass flew over goalkeeper Isaac Culver and ended up in the back of the net.

Despite their dominance, Bewdley had to wait until late into the second half before wrapping the tie up.

Simon Rudd restored Bewdley's lead after latching onto a defence splitting pass from Tiago Ribeiro on 75 minutes.

Rudd then rammed home a third goal on 89 minutes after being set up by Steve Clarke.

Bewdley's reward will be a home tie against Stapenhill in the First Round where they will be joined by Dudley Sports who have landed an attractive home tie against Rugby Town.

Bewdley now turn their attentions to an eagerly awaited Severn Valley derby this Saturday when they entertain AFC Bridgnorth at Ribbesford Meadow.