CONFIDENT Luke Hicks has urged his AFC Ludlow team-mates to ‘keep going’ in their hunt for the West Midlands League Division Two championship, writes LEWIS DEAKIN.

Hicks scored twice in AFC Ludlow’s thumping 5-1 win at Malvern Rangers.

After their sixth win in a row was confirmed on Saturday – Hicks insists confidence couldn't be higher in the AFC Ludlow camp ahead of their final three games.

He said: “Our win at Rangers keeps the pressure on division pace-setters Team Dudley and our other rival Wrens Nest.

“That result lets them both know we want to win the championship and that we won’t give in until the final whistle.”

The centre-forward added: “It is always nice to get on the scoresheet. But the match was just all about getting the three points and keeping up the pressure on our rivals.”

AFC Ludlow’s final three league games are at Warstone Wanderers, Wolverhampton Sporting Community and Team Dudley.

Hicks is targeting nine points from three games to keep AFC Ludlow’s title hopes alive.

He said: “I can see us winning all three of those games with the way we are playing at the moment.

“Other results couldn’t have gone better for us yesterday. We still need Nest to slip up again, but all we can do is win our matches.”

Hicks insists the team are improving with every game.

He said: “Marian and Martin Jusko up front were outstanding at times. There movement is unreal and they just understand each other.

“Jake Pryce put in another whole hearted performance, as he does week-in and week-out. Dale Hodge looks good in a deeper role and Rob Vass was fantastic at centre-back.”