IT PROVED to be a hugely successful week for Alvechurch as they recorded back-to-back wins in both the league and cup.
A stoppage time winner from Joe Adams in what was Church’s only meaningful attempt on target earned them a smash and grab 1-0 victory at home to Continental Star in the Midland Football League Premier Division on Saturday.
The goal papered over the cracks of what was a frustrating game for both sides, who struggled to create any memorable opportunities.
However, two minutes into added time, a cross from the left flank from Brendan Kelly picked out Adams unmarked at the far post and he rifled the ball home from eight yards to claim his first goal for the club.
Another three points pushes Alvechurch up to tenth in the table after 12 matches.
Church left it late again on Tuesday to progress in the Worcestershire Senior Urn at the expense of hosts Bewdley Town to exact revenge on the side who beat them in the final two years ago.
Alvechurch dominated the first round tie and should have gone ahead before the break.
On 33 minutes Andy Nicol had a shot well saved and the loose ball was hacked away for a corner and on the stroke of half time a deft flicked header by Gareth Evans was tipped over the bar.
The second half continued in similar manner and all the game lacked was a winning goal for the dominant side.
It finally came eight minutes from time when Adams turned provider by delivering a ball into the box which Dale Edwards was able to control before delivering a precise shot into the bottom right-hand corner of the goal to seal a 1-0 victory.
This Saturday Alvechurch host lowly Dunkirk in the league when they will be hoping to secure their third successive win in all competitions.
Another home game then awaits on Tuesday when Hinckley AFC are the visitors in the JW Hunt Cup.