Battinson's brace ends Littleton's run

Tewkesbury Admag: INJURY SCARE: Simon Fitter (red and white shirt) had to leave the field after taking a blow to his shoulder. INJURY SCARE: Simon Fitter (red and white shirt) had to leave the field after taking a blow to his shoulder.

LITTLETON’S six-game unbeaten run came to an end with a 2-1 Midland Combination Premier Division defeat at Pelsall Villa.

With Littleton the division’s highest scorers on 51 and Pelsall the leakiest defence, having conceded 53 goals, everything pointed to an away win but it did not work out that way.

The visitors kicked down the considerable slope in the first-half and put the Pelsall defence under intense pressure, although it took them 20 minutes to open the scoring.

A fast break down the right saw Stuart Hall cross to Nathan Hayward, who slotted home.

Two minutes later a Leon Kanderkore shot was smothered by the keeper and then a superb long pass from Glenn Sitch found Kyonn Evans, whose cross was hammered goalwards by Hall but saved by the keeper.

Littleton then saw influential midfielder Simon Fitter leave the field after taking a heavy blow on the shoulder.

Pelsall drew level in the 33rd minute when Daniel Battisson’s drive deflected off a defender and flew into the net, giving the keeper no chance.

Five minutes later, Battisson scored again with a header, after he was left unmarked at a corner, to put Pelsall ahead.

The second-half was a much more even affair with Pelsall having the better of the play. Littleton’s best chance came in the final minute, Richard Tomkins’ 25-yard half-volley flashing past the post.

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