ALVECHURCH boss Ian Long has warned his players they must start killing sides off when they get the chance.

Long believes his side most become more consistent over the full 90 minutes and insisted: "We have to get better in the final third of the pitch. We get the opportunity to kill sides off but we're not taking it and we won't keep getting away with it."

Church redressed a dip a in results with a 2-1 win over Market Drayton Town last week in Evo-Stik Division One South before making progress in the FA Trophy following Saturday's 2-1 success at Belper Town.

Long added: "We scored two great goals against Belper through Danny Dubidat and Tom Turton to lead 2-0 but then let them back in the game. We have to start being more consistent."

Church were due to visit Corby Town on Wednesday night before entertaining Chasetown this Saturday at Lye Meadow.

Long has again called for supporters to turn out and get behind the side.

He said: "We have 50 to 60 loyal fans who follow us home and away. But we could do with more support.

"It's a bit frustrating when you see the size of crowds that other local clubs are getting at the moment.

"We've made a decent start to the season and we're playing some really attractive football. The players deserve a bit more support as it really makes a difference.

"When we go away from home some of our supporters have a bit of a sing-song and it's great to hear.

"We've got some difficult games coming up, especially on the road and it will really test our player's resolve.

"But if we win our games in hand, it will put us right amongst the play-off places and that little bit of extra support really helps.

"Saturday's game with Chasetown could be classed as a local derby and that is where the supporters come into play. I know that when they get behind the side, the players really appreciate it."

Long was keeping his fingers crossed that recent signing from Lye Town Alex Dallinson can recover from a toe infection in time to feature in defence against Corby and Chasetown.