REDDITCH United bagged brilliant back-to-back bank holiday weekend wins to get their season up and running in style.

Reds secured their first win of the new Southern League Central campaign with a 5-3 thriller at home to Lowestoft last Saturday.

They quickly followed that with a 2-0 away success against rivals Alvechurch on Monday.

United boss Ian King was full of praise for his players but insisted he won't be getting carried away.

He said: "We started the Lowestoft game very well and went 1-0 up but then they had a long spell of the ball after that and we found ourselves behind at half time.

"We spoke about a few things and changed our shape a little for the second half and it paid off and we scored four and missed a penalty.

"It was one of those days where we kept plugging away with what we are trying to do and everything seemed to click for us.

"That sent us into the Alvechurch game in good spirits and I think we deserved the win in the end.

"It was a hot day and we had a few drinks breaks and that seemed to have an impact on us and we were a little slow to get going and I was pleased to get in with the score at 0-0.

"However, that second half was the best we have played all season and our passing and movement was really great to watch.

"It feels like we are starting to gel. The players are listening and wanting to learn and are a pleasure to coach."

Redditch will now face a tough test at Rushden and Diamonds this Saturday.

"It means everyone has been given a nice confidence booster and something we can build on.

"I think everyone can see the football we are trying to play and how entertaining that can be but to have the results to go along with that is the perfect match.

"I do think that patience is still required because I'm not naive enough to think we will suddenly play like that every week. Now it is all about trying to sustain it.

"We can't get carried away. We have to make sure we are still determined to earn the right to play. If we can continue to do that then hopefully we'll have the quality to get goals when the opportunity arises."