EVESHAM United are considering an appeal to the Birmingham FA after being thrown out of the Birmingham Senior Cup.

United were informed by letter this week that their quarter-final at West Bromwich Albion had been awarded to their opponents as the Robins had got well behind with their fixtures in the competition.

They had already agreed to play Albion at the Hawthorns on April 4 but were told they had to play it sooner.

Their tie against Hed-nesford in the previous round was played several weeks behind schedule, thanks mainly to the saga of their FA Umbro Trophy second round tie at Cinderford, which was postponed six times.

United boss Phil Mullen said: "From our point of view it is a kick in the teeth. It would have been nice for our lads to have gone to the Hawthorns to perform.

"We don't know what the procedure is but an appeal is something we will have to look at."

Malvern Town could be poised to leave their Langland Stadium home.

The Banks's Brewery League club has entered into preliminary discussions with Malvern Hills District Council, to assess the feasibility of developing their existing ground for housing, and to relocate the club to an acceptable site in the town.

Club spokesman Richard Anson said: "The football club believe that a number of exciting possibilities could arise from a relocation, but stress that these discussions are only at an exploratory stage and we are nowhere near yet ready to announce any specific detail."