Pershore Town manager Danny Janes wants his players to be more "ruthless" as they continue to hunt for a spot in the play-offs.

Town registered an important win on Saturday as they claimed a 2-0 win away at Milton United.

James Baldwin gave the visitors an early lead, capitalising on a defensive mistake to round the keeper before finishing into an empty net.

Jordan Jones then doubled the lead as the half time whistle approached, curling home from the edge of the box, the keeper given no chance of keeping it out.

Town controlled the game throughout, offering Milton very few opportunities.

"The result is a fantastic one, and one we desperately needed to keep our slim hopes of the play-offs alive." said Janes.

"The most pleasing aspect was how we controlled the game from start to finish. We varied our play really well in the first half, recognising we were getting a lot of joy a certain way so we continued to maximise that tactic.

"We got off to a great start through Balders, then Jord Jones shows real quality with his finish. We should have had at least four goals in the first half, we had some real clear-cut chances.”



Janes added: "Half-time we were frustrated as we should have been a lot more comfortable. Second half we were against the wind so we knew it would be difficult.

"The control we had over the game though meant we were so comfortable. We were brave on the ball when we needed to be, our decision making of when to play forwards was excellent.

"I was not happy with the quality in the final third over the 90 minutes, at 2-0 Milton are always in the game, I felt they got off lightly today, we could have scored four or five in the second half.

"Milton are a good side, they have taken points off Raiders and Studley at home this season, our performance really nullified their strengths and took away their quality.

"I will always praise the players when it is deserved, and they have delivered today. However, I won’t accept the standard of play in terms of finishing on show today. We spoke about being ruthless in both boxes, in one box we were fantastic, in the other, simply not good enough."

Pershore Town now travel to Sixways on Wednesday evening, taking on Worcester Raiders in a game where both sides need to win for different reasons.

The Plums need to maintain their chances of making the play-offs, whilst defeat or a draw for Raiders will hand Studley the league title.

"We can now go into the Worcester Raiders game on Wednesday in a good position. We have to win, it is a monumental task and Raiders will be the favourites, but we love the pressure and the challenge."