ALVECHURCH boss Ian Long insists his side has nothing to fear as they prepare to face Northern Premier League side Coalville in the FA Trophy on Saturday.

The Church have already impressed against step three sides Grantham and Buxton this season and Long said: "We will respect them - but we won't fear them."

Church claims for a potential Trophy upset were confirmed this week when they climbed to second spot in Division One South after eclipsing Lincoln United 3-2.

It was a fifth straight win for the Church who could have been easily reigned in after Lincoln levelled having gone 2-0 down.

Central defender Jamie Willetts headed the Church in front from a well worked set-piece move before Danny Dubidat despatched his 12th goal of the season to put the men from Lye Meadow in command.

But Lincoln levelled matters after the break, the second being supplied by a Willetts own goal.

That was the signal for Yousef Cessay's arrival who rescued Church with a late winner.

Long revealed: "It was that little bit of magic that we were looking for. He netted with his first real chance after going past a couple of players before the ball rebounded nicely for him".

Long has now appealed to the people of Alvechurch to turn out and support them this Saturday.

He stressed: "We're playing good football and winning games. I don't know what more we can do to attract extra support.

"We have a small but loyal band of followers, for which we are very grateful for. But we are desperate for more support.

"It's rare that we get a home draw in any cup competition and this is a real opportunity for us to progress."

Luke Yates misses the match with a rib injury, while the contest arrives too early for long term victim Ryan Winwood, who has now recovered from a dislocated shoulder.

Winwood was expected to feature in this week's re-arranged League Cup clash with Stourbridge with Long making seven changes from the starting line-up which faced Lincoln United.