STOURBRIDGE boss Ian Long is keeping his feet firmly on the floor despite his side racking up a third successive league win on Tuesday night.

A first half Anthony Dwyer penalty, followed by second half strikes from Nathan Hayward and Aaron Nicholls, were enough to comfortably see off Long's former club Alvechurch and came on the back of a 3-1 home victory over St Ives Town on Saturday.

It leaves Stour in 11th place in the Southern League Premier Central table, but with games in hand over the sides currently above them in the play-off places.

Long said: "It was a good performance, we played well, especially in the first half, and we were well worthy of the win.

"It was pleasing as with injuries, illness and suspension we were without seven players who are very important to us.

"But I'm not getting too excited about it - the sides we've beaten are all at the wrong end of the table, and the season still has a long, long way to go.

"Just as I don't get too down in defeat, it's important not to get too carried away when you win - but hopefully it gives the lads a good confidence boost ahead of Saturday."

The Glassboys travel to one of those sides above them in the pack this weekend when they visit Hednesford Town.

Long will have Chay Tilt and Brad Birch back from suspension for Saturday, but goalkeeper James Wren remains injured and central defender Jordan Williams has mumps.