TENBURY Town joint manager Keiran Fish insists he could not be prouder of the club despite their impending relegation from the Herefordshire Premier.

Last weekend’s 5-2 defeat at home to Fownhope kept Town rock-bottom of the top flight with just four points from 16 games but Fish has been proud of their attitude this season.

Fish said: “I think we should be on more points but we just seem to get no luck. It’s just not been our season.

“I think everybody has realised the inevitable, that we’re probably going to go down but I just want everyone to be happy playing football.

“The team that finished bottom last year, they were turning up to games with nine or ten players – whereas I’m still getting 14 or 15 players turning up for matches and training.

“We are bottom of the table but everybody’s still got good spirit and wants to play football – and that’s the great thing about Tenbury Town, we win together and we lose together.”

Town did fight back from 4-0 down to 4-2 on Saturday – Al Bright’s superb solo run setting up James Powell for a tap-in and Henri Harvey-Smith scoring a stunning overhead kick from the edge of the box.

“The keeper was 6’ 7’’ and he managed to loop it over him. As far as skill goes, it has to be up there for goal of the season,” Fish added.

But Fownhope netted a late fifth, leaving Town desperate for points from this weekend’s trip to tenth-placed Holme Lacy to keep their slim survival hopes alive.

Ian Patterson remains suspended but Town will have striker Declan Bright back from university.

Tenbury United, meanwhile, lost 4-2 at home to Ewyas Harold despite Aaron Morris’ free-kick giving the hosts an early lead.

The visitors turned the game around to lead 3-1, including a goal from the halfway line and although Morris pulled one back from the spot after a foul on Chris Patton, Ewyas netted a late fourth.