September 25th, 2016

Nadat signing delights Long

ALVECHURCH manager Ian Long is aiming to follow the key capture of on-loan Jordan Nadat for the rest of the season with ‘two to three’ other new signings.

Nadat, who has scored five goals since joining from Sutton Coldfield Town, has been on Halesowen Town’s wanted list but now the striker has committed himself to the Churchmen for the rest of the season.

However, Long confirmed wide midfielder Nigel Penney and young forward Joel Ambalu had left Lye Meadow after slipping down the pecking order to leave Long looking for reinforcements.

He has made an approach for Lichfield City winger Tom Evans, but has yet to speak to the player.

Long said Nadat’s permanent signing would send a message to their promotion rivals that second placed Alvechurch, one point behind Midland League Premier Division leaders Hereford with three games in hand, are determined to maintain their title challenge.

“It’s great news that Jordan has agreed to stay,” said Long. “He has been fantastic so far and he needs to continue in the same vein and he will be a real goal threat for us.”

Nadat showed his worth on Saturday with a hat-trick as Alvechurch chalked up a ninth league win in a row, beating visitors Dunkirk 4-0.

It was goalless at half time but Nadat broke the deadlock and Josh Marsh made it 2-0 before Nadat netted twice in the final two minutes.

Nadat, however, missed a penalty in a shoot-out in Tuesday’s JW Hunt Cup tie against visitors Wednesfield, but Alvechurch progressed 4-3 in sudden death after a 2-2 draw.

Danny Williams and Leigh Downing scored for Church, who visit Loughborough University on Saturday before hosting Boldmere St Michaels on Tuesday.

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