CAUSEWAY United booked their place in the FA Vase Second Round this week and a home clash with Dudley Town next month courtesy of a second half solo goal from Wisdom Machangani.

His goal proved the difference between Causeway and Bromsgrove Sporting based opponents Earlswood Town.

Causeway could have wrapped up the tie more convincingly, but Danny Priest failed to convert from the penalty spot. Manager Andy Mole said: “Earlswood were a good footballing side, but they never really hurt us. Our only real scare came when Michael Briscoe nearly headed into his own net!

Mole believes their next two games could shape the season.

They visit AFC Wulfrunians this Saturday which is followed by a trip to top of the table Tividale.

Mole claimed: “We cannot afford to lose those games and we’ll know where we stand afterwards”.

Busy Mole has signed defender Todd Evans from Chasetown, while midfield man Matt Weyman has returned after breaking a bone in his foot at the start of the season.

He also has Matt Aston and Alex Cowley back available but there are injury doubts over Jack Pearlman and Danny Priest.