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New Pershore boss swoops for ten signings

Evesham Editorial 11th Oct, 2018

NEW Pershore Town manager Les Jones has wasted little time in beginning a revamp of the squad by signing ten new players.

Former Malvern Town boss Jones stepped down after four seasons with the Hillsiders at the end of last term but took over at the Plums last Thursday from Paul Harris.

Assistant Derek Doyle has also been reunited with Jones at the King George V Stadium.

Pershore, with one win so far, lie at the bottom of the West Midlands League Premier Division table, having been switched to the league by the FA in a summer shake-up, but Jones is no stranger to the level, having steered Malvern to four successive top-four finishes in his spell there.

He has quickly tapped into his contacts to strengthen the squad, with the new signings including Nick Seabourne, the former Droitwich hot-shot who has moved from Highgate United.

Seabourne has quickly made his mark with two goals, netting a consolation effort in last weekend’s 6-1 defeat at title-chasing Black Country Rangers and then in a 2-1 reverse at home to Smethwick Rangers on Tuesday.

Seabourne fired Pershore ahead, only for Smethwick to snatch the points.

Former Malvern players Joe Endacott and Jamie Smith have also joined Pershore, along with former Hereford player Max Kontic-Coveney and one-time Aston Villa youth player Joe Dolphin.

Jon Mather, Dan Coburn, Ryan Pugh and Joel Hobbs are also among the influx as Jones looks to turn around the Plums’ fortunes.

Bishops Cleeve captain Kirk Layton is the latest addition, having signed on Wednesday.

Pershore host 15th-placed Dudley Sports on Saturday and then visit title-chasing Tividale a week on Saturday.

Pershore’s Worcestershire Senior Urn clash with Worcester City will now be played at the King George after the fixture was reversed. It has been arranged for October 22.


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