12:00am Wednesday 25th October 2000
MALVERN Town responded in the best possible way to Saturday's shock defeat at Walsall Wood by defeating Midlands Alliance outfit Halesowen Harriers 4-3 in the Midland Invitation Cup at Hales-owen last night.
Things looked bleak for Town when the ball was headed home to give Harriers a ninth minute lead. The equaliser came in the 35th minute when Nick Clayton's far post cross-shot went in.
Sharma set up Thomas who put Town in front in the 50th minute and then two minutes later Shepherd fired home a ferocious shot.
In the 60th minute Shepherd grabbed his second when he scored from close range.
Harriers pulled a goal back in the 65th minute.
Then in the 80th minute a swirling cross wrong footed the Town defence and a fierce drive put Harriers back in the game.
But in an anxious final ten minutes Town held firm.
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