EXCELLENT Alcester Town continue to put pressure on the Midland League Division Three frontrunners after clinching a classy 5-2 triumph at lowly Castle Vale Town.

Alcester grew into the game and eventually made the breakthrough when Jamie Bailey squared the ball for Will Beach to blast home at the far post.

A second goal soon followed when midfield man Lewis Marston provided a pin-point pass for Matt Fearon to head home over the advancing Castle Vale goalkeeper.

It should have been 3-0 when a Bailey header rebounded back off the post but continual Alcester pressure soon told in the second half when a quickly taken Crisp free kick enabled Ellis Kalach to score.

Marston then drove through the heart of Castle Vale's defence for Dean Hay to make it 4-0.

A fifth goal followed when Bailey again set up the chance for Kalach to convert his 11th goal of the season.

Credit to Castle Vale who kept going and managed to claw back a couple of late goals.

Hard to please Alcester boss Danny Janes said: "I didn't think we were at our best and I was disappointed to concede two soft goals. I didn't feel Castle Vale deserved anything as we didn't let them create, but we switched off."

Alcester Town attempt to make progress in the Birmingham Vase this Saturday when they travel to AFC Solihull.