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AFC Wulfrunians boss Steve Palmer is aiming to bag a half-century

By Joe Edwards | Grassroots | Published:

AFC Wulfrunians caretaker boss Steve Palmer has his sights set on reaching the magic 50-point mark, stating: “That would be a successful season for us.”

Steve Palmer

The Castlecroft side beat rock-bottom Rocester 1-0 on Saturday, through Jumaane Meggoe’s deft second-half header.

They are now12th in the Midland Premier on 39 points from 32 games, and Palmer said: “The game was memorable for being pretty unmemorable.

“We weren’t great to be fair and you can see why Rocester are where they are. I don’t think I’m being rude in saying that they have probably given up.

“They’re in trouble and they didn’t seem to come with much of a game-plan.

“At the end of the day, it’s three more points for us. We are aiming for 50 points, as a minimum. That would be a successful season for us.”

Palmer also took time to praise Meggoe for his 62nd-minute goal.

“Jumaane has come in and I’ve urged him to do things properly, start scoring goals as people will take notice,” he said.

“He’s proved a threat for us and he took his goal well, a nice header, so I’m pleased.”

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Also in the division, Lye Town were thrashed 5-1 by Coventry Sphinx.

Sporting Khalsa and Stourport Swifts had their games called off.

Khalsa host Tividale in the Walsall Senior Cup tonight, though, while Stourport go to Sphinx.

In Division One, Brocton drew 2-2 at Nuneaton Griff. Ryan Slinn gave the home side the lead and Ryan Millerchip doubled it.

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The Badgers made the comeback through an own goal, coming after Ross Clarke’s free-kick into the box, and Joe Hartshorne’s strike.

Stafford Town were downed 2-0 at Leicester Road.

Walsall Wood continue to lead the way and are in action tonight, against Racing Club Warwick at home – in the League Cup.

Brocton are hoping to build on Saturday’s draw as they head to Bolehall Swifts.

Joe Edwards

By Joe Edwards
Multi-Media Sports Journalist - @JoeEdwards_Star

Sports reporter for the Express & Star and Shropshire Star.

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