IMPRESSIVE Alvechurch picked up a 3-0 win at St Neots Town in the Southern League Central Premier Division but boss Ian long believes his side should have won by much more.

Kieron Cook headed Church into a first half lead before Lee Chilton lashed home a second half double.

Both sides were reduced to 10 men, Luke Knight getting his marching orders for St Neots before Ash Carter followed after an argument with one of the assistant referees.

An annoyed Long admitted: " I was disappointed with Ash because there was no need for it.

"We were 2-0 up at the time and St Neots were down to 10 men!

"To be honest, it was a very comfortable win and we should have scored more, especially from a couple of set pieces which saw Josh March hit the crossbar, while the St Neots goalkeeper pulled off a very good save from the other one.

"I thought we started the game with a low tempo and I got into the players a bit at half time. We cannot afford to start like that against the better sides

"The result keeps us well in touch with the play-off places but what pleased me more was the fact we've now kept three consecutive clean sheets.

"It's also the first time we've completed a double over a side at step 3 football and I shall be looking for more of the same!

Church now embark on a trio of home games. They were due to face local rivals Stratford Town this week before hosting Rushall Olympic on Saturday.

That is followed by a home game against long distance visitors Leiston next Tuesday.

Long hopes to have David Bellis back to full the void left by Ash Carter's suspension.