MALVERN Vale were rewarded for staging a game in Storm Dennis on Saturday with a 3-1 victory over Prestbury Rovers.

The Cheltenham Football League Senior Charity Cup third-round triumph on the artificial pitch at Dyson Perrins Academy featured goals for Nick Jones, Leo Milan and Archie Gibbs.

In tricky conditions Vale started with the wind behind them and from a free-kick just inside the Rovers half Jones' free-kick sailed over keeper Sean Norton.

Both sides had efforts ruled out for offside with returning tireless midfielder Jones' header from a free-kick chalked off.

With Milan and Gibbs causing problems down the wings, top-scorer Ameer Khan, back from a ban, went close. So did Milan and Jones twice with headers.

Vale extended the lead just after the half-hour mark when Khan sent Milan down the left and he chipped Norton for his first Vale goal.

Keeper Marcin Celmer pulled off a diving save at the other end but Vale continued to attack into the wind in the second period.

Khan was denied by Norton while Gibbs found his route blocked by a defender.

But Gibbs was then set free by Jones to make no mistake for the third goal.

Rovers hit back with a penalty from Luke Skears after Jordan Richards tangled with the visitors' Jai Maisey.

But Celmer saved well from an away chance and Vale saw out the last 15 minutes comfortably with right-back James Rochester looking solid on his first start.  Third-placed Vale host Bishops Cleeve A in sixth in Division One on Saturday.

Hanley Swan's Senior Charity Cup visit to Fintan has been rescheduled for Saturday as has Welland Reserves' home tie with Shurdington Rovers.

Malvern Vale Reserves go to Charlton Rovers Reserves in Division Three.

Welland host AFC Solihull in Midland League Division Three on Saturday while Upton Town head to Coventrians.

Both teams had games postponed last weekend.