Pershore Town are just one win away from securing their place in the Hellenic League Division One play-offs after a scrappy 1-0 win over nine-man Abingdon United on Saturday.

The Plums followed up their dramatic mid-week win over Worcester Raiders with a another three points against a struggling Abingdon side, who saw two men sent off in the second-half, as James Baldwin scored the all important goal in the 75th minute to secure the win for Pershore.

They now sit in the final play-off spot with one game left to play in the regular season and should they win that, against high-flying Hereford Pegasus, they will confirm their spot.

Worcester News: As it stands in the Hellenic League Division One table.As it stands in the Hellenic League Division One table.

But before then they have a number of cup games to turn their attentions to, starting with their Smedley Crooke Memorial Cup semi-final with Lutterworth Town on Wednesday and manager Danny Janes knows his side will need to improve.

"Delighted with the result and delighted with the clean sheet." said Janes after the 1-0 win at the weekend.

"The performance wasn't our best and the game overall lacked quality. The pitch made it difficult to find rhythm to our play, Abingdon sat off and limited the space between the lines.

"We lacked quality in the final third, we missed some big chances. I was however really pleased with the persistence of the players.

"We knew we had to win, they kept pushing and we deservedly got our goal with fifteen minutes left to play.

"Abingdon were restricted to just one half chance, we created six or seven great opportunities so reflecting on the game, that shows our complete control.

"The players know we were no where near our best and they must do more. The management team demand so much from the players, they have been fantastic, winning 15 from 17 games since we have been here, but we always want more from them.

"We know we will have to be a lot better against Lutterworth Town on Wednesday."