STRATFORD Town completed their third 3-0 victory in eight days with success at Warwickshire rivals Coleshill Town on Saturday.
The result comes hard on the heels of 3-0 wins at home to Willenhall Town the previous Saturday and away at Atherstone Town last Tuesday evening.
And in-form midfielder Chris Murphy was again in the action with two first-half strikes to add to a James Travis effort as all the goals came in the first period.
He put Town ahead as early as the second minute when he converted a pass from Mykel Beckley inside the penalty area. Nine minutes later, Travis doubled the advantage when he headed home a cross from Cameron Jones.
The third goal, and Murphy's second, came five minutes before half-time when he volleyed home a clearance out of the Coleshill box. Murphy has now scored five goals in the last three games.
Town manager Morton Titterton said: “We were comfortable winners and it was a confident team performance. The frustrating aspect is our position in the league table, and all we can do now is make sure that we finish the season as positively as we can.”
With no midweek game, Stratford’s next fixture is at home to Dunkirk on Saturday, kick-off 3pm.
Studley went down 1-0 away to promotion-chasing Coventry Sphinx. The Bees are in action tonight (Tuesday), when they entertain Rocester in a 7.45pm kick-off.
Racing Club Warwick are through to the semi-finals of the Midland Combination Les James Endsleigh Challenge Cup after a 4-3 extra-time victory at Stretton Eagles on Saturday. The two sides were locked at 3-3 after 90 minutes, but it was Lee Knight’s men who got the winner in extra-time to book a semi-final place against Knowle. The 1st leg will take place next Saturday at Knowle with the return leg at Townsend Meadow on Saturday 7th April.
In the Premier Division, a last-minute goal condemned second-placed Southam United to a 2-1 defeat against 10-man Bolehall Swifts, who lie just below them. Swifts took a first-half lead through Mike Swann but Saints levelled early in the second period through Simeon Smith. Bolehall lost Dan Haynes after a second yellow card but the visitors still managed to snatch the points after substitute Craig Haywood’s last-gasp strike.
Elsewhere, Earlswood Town went down 3-0 at Bartley Green.
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