NEWS IN BRIEF
Scott Taylor has left his role as Stapenhill manager to take up the vacant position at United Counties League club Heather St John's.
Taylor (pictured) took Stapenhill to the first division play off final last season where they lost to Darlaston Town 1874 - he had re-joined the Swans for a second spell in March 2020.
Cradley Town have announced their former player Ken Slater has passed away.
Ken played for the club for over ten years in in the 1970s when they won two league championships, came runners up twice and won ten cups.
TIVIDALE have announced former Kidderminster Harriers CEO Neil Male has joined the club as joint chairman.
The former professional football player runs two businesses based in the Tividale area.
Meanwhile Elliott Hartley scooped three awards in their recent end of season presentation.
BROCTON FC, based in Stafford, are looking for a manager of their development team which will be playing in the Midland Football League next season.
The development squad has a direct feed into the first team, managed by Alex Curtis, that currently plays in the North West Counties Football League First Division South.
They are looking for an enthusiastic coach or manager with an emphasis on the development of young players. If interested, please contact club chairman, Nigel Pepper, by email (email@example.com) in the first instance.
The closing date for applications is Saturday.
DARLASTON Town 1874 are celebrating after a dramatic 96th minute strike from substitute Kieron Miller secured their place in the
Midland Football League Premier Division after a 2-1 win over Stapenhill.
Miller angled a shot from close to the touchline, around 30 yards out, which gave Stapenhill goalkeeper Paul Hollis no chance - it was a goal worthy of winning any game.
George Teeney had equalised in the 86th minute for Stapenhill from close range after Jake Pearson had earlier given Darlaston the lead on 68 minutes.
Darlaston had finished above Stapenhill in the regular season on goal difference, giving them home advantage for the play off final.
DARLASTON Town and Stapenhill play off on Saturday to decide who goes up to the premier division next season.
A big crown is expected at the Paycare Stadium, Darlaston for the one off game between two teams who have been neck and neck all season.
Both accumulated 78 points in the regular season whilst Darlaston scored 98 goals to Stapenhill's 97, although Darlaston have conceded less goals.
But it all looks as though it could be a close game and admission to the game tomorrow is £5 for adults, £3 for children and under tens free. Kick off is 3pm.
IN the first division play off semi finals on Tuesday night, Darlaston Town 1874 beat Dudley Town 4-0 and Stapenhill beat Ashby Ivanhoe 4-2.
It means the play off final for a place in the premier division will be held at the Paycare Stadium, Darlaston on Saturday afternoon at 3pm.
WITH the final games in the Midland Football League played attention now turns to the play off games, both of which have been finalised.
Stapenhill will play Ashby Ivanhoe at home and Darlaston Town will receive Dudley Town - both games take place on Tuesday night with 7.45pm kick offs
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