Bilston's Wayne Spicer fired up for Casuals test

By Nick Elwell | Football | Published:

Bilston Town boss Wayne Spicer is relishing the task of unlocking the meanest defence in England tomorrow.

Bilston's Wayne Spicer fired up for Casuals test

The Steelmen head to Wolverhampton Casuals as third host fifth in the West Midlands League Premier Division’s match of the day.

And they will face a home side that have shipped just five goals in 19 league games – the best record in English football’s top 10 tiers.

“It’s going to be a really tough game against Cassies,” said Spicer.

“Dean Gill always puts a good side together. He did it at Wednesfield and he has done it as Cassies.

“At this level, you don’t normally get many clean sheets, but they have been keeping a lot.

“They are a really organised and well-drilled side and, as their record shows, they are really difficult to break down.

“But they also like to get the ball down and play. We are the same, so it should be a good game to watch.

“We are under no illusions as to how tough it will be. We will need to be patient and keep knocking on the door.”


Bilston will be without striker Adam Garmson, who is serving the second game of a three-match suspension.

At the other end of the table, basement boys Dudley Sports face a tough test at home to second-placed Bewdley Town. Cradley Town, who are one place above Dudley, head across the Black Country to tackle Darlaston. Smethwick Rangers welcome Wednesfield and Wolves Sporting travel to Pershore.

believes patience could the key too unlocking

“It was a good win against a very energetic side.


“There wasn’t much football played due to the conditions, but we were very resilient. We kept plodding on and got the result.

“All the results went our way with the sides around us dropping points.

Cassies, BC Rangers (check others).

“All we can do is keep picking up as many points as we and try to keep the momentum going.

“Personally, I always feel it’s best to have the points on the board.

“That puts the pressure on the other sides.

“We have played more games than most of the side around us, but they are going to be playing twice a week during the run in.

“That’s not easy to do at this level and not many sides have a squad to cope with a lot of games in a short space of time.

“We will be without

Kev Nickle has been playing really well and he will have to step up even more while Adam is missing.

But we also have Chad Birch and Alex Cameron (CHECK), so we are really luck in that department to have so many good players.

Hopes midfielders Lukman Dardoe ankle John Dodds hamstring will be fit to play.

Nick Elwell

By Nick Elwell
Grassroots Sports Editor


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