UNHAPPY Bewdley Town were up in arms following their 1-0 defeat at title hopefuls Haughmond.

They believe goalkeeper Joe Sidaway was blatantly fouled when Haughmond's Kevan Renshaw scored direct from a first-half corner.

Bewdley spokesman Steve Godfrey said: "Joe was pushed to the floor while the corner was taking place.

"Everyone saw he'd been shoved in the back and after the ball went in, all our players surrounded the referee.

"He had been penalising the slightest nudge throughout the game - but he then let the foul on Joe go.

"To be fair, we had a real let-off shortly after when Scott Ryan fired against the post.

"But we controlled the second half and deserved at least a draw. Their goalkeeper Sam Jones kept Haughmond in the game."

Bewdley soon shook off their dismay as they booked a place in the West Midlands League Cup semi-finals after hammering Hereford Lads Club 5-1 on Monday night.

The lads have an impressive home record this season but were swept aside by Bewdley who stormed into a 4-0 lead.

Sam Prescott opened the account with Ollie Mulders netting a second from the penalty spot.

Luke Sidaway added a third after half-time before new 19-year-old signing Dylan Hart struck twice to seal a convincing victory.

Worcester-based Hart had previously featured for Worcester Raiders and Upton Town before arriving at Bewdley.

Busy Bewdley are back in action this Saturday when they entertain Cradley Town at Ribbesford Meadow.