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Holtham pleased to end poor run
5:59pm Wednesday 20th February 2013 in Sport
ALVECHURCH ended their three-game losing streak by edging out Heather St John’s 3-2 in a topsy-turvy Midland Alliance clash.
Goals for Joe Wright, Dayle Kenny and Scott Smith saw the Churchmen bag their first win in more than a month, although that has more to do with their enforced break because of the poor weather.
But manager Dean Holtham felt there were areas which could be improved upon.
He said: “We missed a hatful of chances and if we had taken those it would have been more comfortable.
“Saying that, the win ended a three-match losing sequence so we’ll take it.”
Alvechurch, who played Tividale last night, will be aiming to see off the challenge of an impressive Gornal Athletic side in the league on Saturday (3pm ko).
The Dudley-based outfit have stormed into the FA Vase quarter-finals and could go second in the table if they won their games in hand.
But Alvechurch are suffering from an injury crisis as Kenny (ankle) and Omari Sterling-James (knee) are among a nine-strong injury list.
- Meanwhile, Studley boss Lee Knight believes his squad is looking good ahead of a packed ended to the campaign.
He said: “The lads have been fantastic, we’ve had 20 players turn up to training and work very hard.
“They’ve looked bright and enthusiastic and I believe we’re building for next season as well.”
Studley face an important game at fellow strugglers Highgate United on Saturday (3pm ko).
They took on Lye Town in the Worcestershire Senior Urn last night.