LITTLETON suffered their 17th Midland League Division One defeat from 20 games with a 3-0 home loss to eighth-placed Cadbury Athletic.

The game was dominated by the weather which made conditions difficult, especially in the second half when Littleton were kicking straight into a storm.

But Cadbury, who have reached the FA Vase last 32, deserved their win and went ahead in the 12th minute with Lewan Tobin shooting home following good work by Brett Fellows.

Littleton responded and were led well by Luke Rowlands whose aerial ability provided a variety of knock-downs and flick-ons.

The hosts had hoped for help from the weather in the second half but the wind changed and the rain turned torrential.

Two goals from Odane Barnes on 55 and 59 minutes completed the scoring.

When it came the final whistle was greeted with great relief by players and supporters alike.

Bottom-of-the-table Littleton visit fifth-placed NKF Burbage on Saturday (3pm) and then fellow strugglers Coventry Copsewood on Boxing Day (3pm).

Pershore Town remained second from bottom in the West Midlands League Premier Division table after a 6-2 beating at 15th-placed Dudley Town.

They host county rivals Malvern Town on Saturday (3pm).

Inkberrow continued their fine season in third place in Midland League Division Three with a 3-1 home win over FC Shush.

Tom Emblem and Ellis Kalach were among the scorers.

Inkberrow host Birmingham Tigers on Saturday (2pm) before visiting basement boys Shipston Excelsior on Boxing Day (11.30am).