Royston Town's senior teams had very differing results as they both get set for a busy Easter period.

The men lost 1-0 away to Mickleover in Southern League Premier Division Central

The Crows started slowly and after the Derbyshire side had hit the bar inside three minutes, they took the lead as the clock reached double figures, Andrew Dales the man on target.

Steve Castle also needed to make a first-half substitution as Will Hall was replaced by Shomari Barnwell but the second period was much better from their point of view.

There were a couple of occasions where the ball pinged around the home box, Royston unable to turn it into the net, while Matt Bateman had two good chances to equalise, the first of those attempts denied by a very good save from Oliver Bosworth. 

Royston's keeper, Dimi Kyriatzis, also made a good stop to keep it at one which is how it finished.

Two derby games over the Easter weekend will give them the chance to bounce back instantly.

They face St Ives Town at Garden Walk on Easter Monday but before that there is a trip to Top Field and a clash with Hitchin Town.

That game, which has a 3pm kick-off on Saturday, is all ticket and all Crows fans need to have purchased theirs online prior to the weekend.

There is no pay on the gate entry.

To get your ticket and view the details, click here.

Royston Crow: Poppy Smith scored twice for Royston Town against Bedford. Picture: ED PAYNEPoppy Smith scored twice for Royston Town against Bedford. Picture: ED PAYNE (Image: Ed Payne)

There was far better news for Royston's women as they won 2-1 away to Bedford in the Eastern Region Premier Division.

Poppy Smith got both the goals, taking her tally to four in the last three games and 11 for the season.

Both goals came in the second period after the hosts had turned round 1-0 ahead.

The first came after a low cross caused mayhem in the defence, Smith prodding it into the side of the net from six yards.

The second was a simple tap-in after a good passing move through the middle of the park.

The Crows have two home games next, King's Lynn Town coming to Garden Walk on Easter Sunday before Luton Town visit on Wednesday evening.