LITTLETON just edged out a resilient Stafford Town side 2-1 in Midland League Division One with a goal on 83 minutes.

The game was never a classic with two hard-working sides cancelling each other out with the majority of play being in midfield.

Littleton's turnover of players continued with only three of the team that kicked off the first game of the season starting this fixture as manager John Edwards reshapes the team.

But they took the lead after 38 minutes through leading scorer Dan Carter who is having an excellent season.

They were pegged back after 60 minutes when keeper Jack Hartopp was adjudged to have brought down Jordan Dodd before Ryan Pace converted the penalty.

This spurred on Littleton and the decisive goal came from Dale Edwards whose shot was deflected past the keeper, giving him no chance.

Stafford threw men forward and only a superb diving save from Hartopp kept them at bay.

Littleton managed to hold on to secure all three points.

They are away on Saturday to Coventry Alvis (3pm) and at home to Knowle in the Smedley Crooke Memorial Cup on Wednesday, October 11 (7.45pm).