JAMES Fry still believes Alvechurch can turn their poor run of form around following a 1-0 defeat at local rivals Redditch United on Boxing Day.
Church have lost their last five league matches and are winless in nine games since claiming victory at Stamford in mid-October.
And after ending the year with defeat at in-form Redditch, Fry remains confident Church will put a run of form together despite sitting seven points from safety in the Southern League Premier Central table.
Fry said: “There’s no solid shape behind the ball or base from which to build from, we’re in one of those spells, it’s not nice but something will drop for us, it will turn for us.
“I still believe it will turn and we’ll put a little something together we just need that first win.
“We’ve got to put in performances similar to the one against Redditch in terms of the defensive structure, we’ve still got to add more going forward, we have to do that.
“It was a moment of quality which ultimately won the game but the most frustrating thing is we should be set, we give away a free-kick which was mentioned before the game.”
High-flying neighbours Redditch scored the game’s only goal in first-half injury time as Callum Rowe curled home a free-kick from 20-yards out to claim the local bragging rights at Valley Stadium.
The result means Church sit 20th in the table, seven points from safety with two games in-hand on the team directly above the drop zone.
Alvechurch are next in action away at Barwell on Saturday, January 6 with kick-off at 3pm at Kirkby Road.