Points are top of Terry's Christmas wish list

GETTING some badly-needed points on the board is the priority for Biddulph Vics' chairman Terry Greer.

The Vics are fourth from bottom of the table, nine points clear of second from bottom Rocester, who they play at Christmas.

They were beaten 1-0 at second-placed Coventry Sphinx on Saturday, and take on fifth-placed Tipton Town at home this Saturday.

The challenge will be made tougher by the absence of injured Matt Pearson and Steve Jones, and Ben Clarkson, who will be away.

The Vics were also beaten on Tuesday night, 2-0 at Chasetown in the first round of the Staffs Senior Cup.

"The forwards had a poor game on Saturday, and didn't create a great deal," said Mr Greer.

"The defenders and midfield did OK, and we competed."

Vics' keeper Phil McGing pulled off several good saves, and Thacker scored Coventry's winner 20 minutes into the second half.

Coventry clipped a ball behind the Vics' defence, and Thacker fired home from the edge of the box.

"I was looking for us to be more competitive and not to concede any soft goals," said Mr Greer.

He was pleased with the Vics' performance on Tuesday despite the result.

"I am pleased we didn't get a hiding, as Chasetown are a good side and play at a level above us," he said.

"We defended and competed well, and created a few half chances on the break in the first half.

"Chasetown dominated the second half as their fitness and quality began to tell.

"Our top priority now is to get some points on the board."

Perrow put Chasetown ahead on 16 minutes when a Vics' defender stood off him and he fired home.

Wing back Branch sealed victory four minutes from the end by rifling a shot into the roof of the net from near the byeline.

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