LITTLETON turn their attention to the FA Vase on Saturday in a bid to banish the memory of a dreadful start in the Midland Football League.

The Ton Boys suffered a sixth straight Division One reverse on Monday, losing 4-1 at home to Coventry Copsewood to remain rooted to the foot of the table without a point.

Milan Kazimerak and a hat-trick from substitute Sean Kavanagh did the damage at Five Acres 48 hours after a 2-1 loss at Stapenhill.

There was little between the sides for the first half-hour at Stapenhill but two goals in as many minutes for the hosts tilted the game in their favour.

Richard Hanslow scored from close range and then Jamie Disney netted following a break through the middle.

Matt Magee reduced the arrears immediately after the restart, beating two defenders and flicking the ball home.

Littleton dominated the rest of the game and had vehement appeals for a penalty turned down, one for a push and the other a trip.

It gets no easier on Saturday with an FA Vase first qualifying round tie at home to high-flying league rivals Lichfield City (3pm).

Progress scoops the winners £550 from the FA's prize fund with the losers handed the consolation of £175. It is the first of nine matches required to reach the Wembley final for clubs plying their trade at English football's ninth tier and below.

Pershore Town also begin their FA Vase quest on Saturday, hosting Stoke-on-Trent based Hanley Town (3pm).

Hanley play at the level above Pershore's in the North West Counties League Premier Division and have kicked off with two wins and a draw rom five league matches to date.

In Monday's league action, Pershore crashed to a 5-2 defeat at Hereford Lads Club.

James Taylor netted on 44 and 75 minutes for the visitors but it was not enough as Tom Harding scored a 23-minute hat-trick in the first half for Hereford with Kiea Cowley and Ashley Lear also on target.