ALCESTER Town came unstuck this week when they crashed 3-2 against Central Ajax in Midland League Division Three.

The result was something of a shock to Alcester who were looking to strengthen their position in the top three.

Alcester began brightly enough and were finally rewarded when a Matthew Chambers cross was converted at the far post by debut boy Courtney Sowe.

Ajax hit back to level and then took the lead when former Alcester player Matt Trinder raced through unopposed to cleverly chip home beyond the reach of advancing goalkeeper Gretton.

With Ajax in charge, they soon added a third goal as well before Alcester began to fight back.

Both Hall and Chambers went close before Alcester clawed a goal back in the second half when Marston headed home from a Fathers corner.

There was still time to snatch an equaliser and Alcester went close to a third goal when Kalach raced through but was denied by Ajax's goalkeeper.

Disappointed Alcester boss Danny Janes admitted the result left him surpirsed and said: "For the first 15 minutes we played some of our best football this season. We were outstanding, But then Ajax got hold of the game and we crumbled."

Alcester entertain AFC Solihull this Saturday in the Birmingham Vase with kick off at the earlier 1.45pm