FIVE-STAR Alvechurch are on the brink of securing a Southern League Central play-off place after crushing Coalville Town.

A Josh March double and goals from Jamie Willetts, Tom Tonks and James Roberts handed Church a 5-0 win last Saturday and moved them eight points clear of sixth-placed Biggleswade with just three games remaining.

They now head to second-placed Stourbridge on Friday night before the visit of Banbury United to Lye Meadow on Bank Holiday Monday.

Boss Ian Long is only focused on bagging the two points required to guarantee his side's place in the end of season shake-up.

He said: "Even though we got the win and scored five I still didn't think our overall performance was what it could have been.

"It's great to win and the players know that no one is happier than me, but we still have to make sure our levels stay the same.

"We still need two more points and have some tough games coming up.

"Banbury and Needham Market have hit a bit of form and Stourbridge have only lost once this season, so we need to stay focused.

"The big thing is that we are looking a real threat in attack and have been creating numerous chances, which bodes well if we were to get into those play-offs.

"If we can get in there than I'd love a home draw and there is no reason why we can't go and get a top three place. We'd have a big chance of that if we were to go and beat Stourbridge."

Long is putting his side's impressive run of form down to how they reacted to the defeat against Barwell last month.

He said: "That Barwell loss really did focus a few minds.

"It just reminded everyone that you will get punished if you're not at your best.

"Team spirit is such an important thing for me and we have such a good, honest group at the club."

Long now has both defender Josh Ezewele and midfielder Lee Chilton back available.