CAUSEWAY United manager Andy Mole spent Sunday morning rolling Halesowen Town’s pitch.
Then in the afternoon, he watched his Causeway side roll over Dudley Town 4-1 to book their place in the FA Vase Third Round - writes Nick Pullen
Mole said: “There was no-one available at Halesowen to work on the pitch after they’d played on it the previous day — so I did it myself.”
Mole’s efforts were rewarded as Causeway came from a goal down to clinch victory, Johvan Blake-Walker levelling matters before the break.
Wisdom Machanghani put Causeway ahead three minutes into the second half as the Halesowen side went onto create a series of chances before Jack Pearlman finally headed them further ahead after converting a Sam Beasley cross with seven minutes remaining.
There was still time for Causeway to convert a fourth goal from the penalty spot, Aaron Lloyd smashing home after the enigmatic Machanghani had been brought down.
Causeway’s reward is a trip to Leicester based Blaby and Whetstone on December 7.
Mole added: “I have no problem with the draw. It’s a ground I’ve never been to before, but I’ll take it. It’s better than having to go to Whitley Bay!”
Causeway entertain Stourport Swifts at the Grove this Saturday in a Midland Alliance fixture match.
n Cradley Town cemented a top six place in the West Midlands League when beating Shifnal Town 2-1.
Jimmy Welnitchuk bagged both goals and is proving a real hit since arriving at Cradley this season from Midland Alliance side Heath Hayes.
Cradley boss Nigel Birch said: “I knew Jimmy from my time at Chasetown where he broke into the first team.
“He has been plagued by injuries over the past three or four years.
“Marcus McDonald and myself had Jimmy at Highgate United for a short spell. When he heard we’d come to Cradley Town, he wanted to join us”.
Cradley entertain Wellington Amateurs this Saturday when Birch has been forced to rule out Alex Mallon who has sustained ankle ligament damage.