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Redditch United 3-1 AFC Telford

Blue Square North

Redditch United maintained their improved form of late with a comfortable home win over play-off hopefuls AFC Telford United.

After Jack Byrne opened the scoring inside four minutes, Liam Francis made it 2-0 by half-time.

Andy Ducros then wrapped up a third win in four games for Gary Whild's young side five minutes after the restart.

Andy Brown pulled one back in injury time but could not prevent the end of the Bucks' three-game unbeaten run.

Rob Smith's Telford side remain five points adrift of the Blue Square North pack ahead of Saturday's trip to Northwich, while Redditch face another home game against second-place Eastwood.

Redditch manager Gary Whild told BBC Hereford and Worcester:

"We have bounced back in style and I think being greedy we could have had a couple more goals.

"We scored in the first 10 minutes through Jack Byrne.

"He's a talented lad, only 20 and he can get about the pitch. He has done well.

"It's nice to put one over on a club like that. There is a massive difference where the two clubs are.

"We have a run of home games coming up, and it would be good to get back-to-back wins. We would be halfway up the table."

AFC Telford assistant manager Larry Chambers told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"I can't explain where that performance has come from.

"We've got lots of experience. We've got players who have played in the Football League.

"But, to be honest, we were second rate all over the pitch. It's not acceptable."

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