REDDITCH United return to action on Saturday for the Southern League Premier Division Central promotion run-in.

The third-placed Reds have put themselves in a great position to challenge for honours by winning 11 of their last 15 league games.

Now Saturday's trip to Royston Town (3pm) will be followed by a crunch clash at leaders Needham Market on Tuesday (7.45pm).

Redditch also host Needham on the final day of the season on Saturday, April 27 with the final nine games also including fixtures with play-off chasers Leamington, AFC Telford United and Stratford Town.

Despite manager Matt Clarke taking an "immediate break" from football due to personal reasons after masterminding the Reds' push, it is still very much in the club's own hands with the games left to play.

Meanwhile, Alvechurch's tough home run produced two defeats in a week as Halesowen Town returned from Lye Meadow with a 2-0 victory last week thanks to second-half goals from Miracle Okafor and Ryan Boothe watched by 525 fans.

Then in-form St Ives Town won 4-1 at 15th-placed Church at the weekend despite their player of the match Nick Clayton-Phillips firing the hosts ahead on 28 minutes.

Former West Bromwich Albion young professional Clayton-Phillips collected a Ben Cassidy pass before driving forwards and striking in off the post from the edge of the area.

But Michael Richens levelled before half-time and again Jimmy Fry's side lost the match in the second period with goals from Jonathan Edwards on 62 minutes, Richens on 73 and Jordan Williams on 86.

The games do not get easier or less significant for Church with a West Midlands derby coming up on Saturday, again at Lye Meadow, when Stourbridge visit (3pm).

And the postponed home game with Telford has now been rearranged for next Tuesday (7.45pm).

The defeat to Halesowen was Church's first at Lye Meadow in 2024.