‘PATCHY’ performances must become more all-rounded displays if Church Stretton are to achieve their aims on all fronts this season, insists boss Scott Peever.

First-half goals from Owen Holdsworth and Dean Richards ensured Shropshire Cup progress despite a poor second half in a 2-1 win at Telford Juniors.

Peever said: “I was away last weekend but from what I’m told the first half wasn’t bad, then we made hard work of it in the second half.

“It’s about winning in the cup and we’re in the next round which is the main thing. But we are not particularly happy with our start to the season.

“We’re very hit and miss so far, not just with results but performances. We’re playing well in patches but not having the consistency to do it for 90 minutes.”

Fourth-placed Stretton return to West Midlands Division Two action at home to Walsall Town Swifts on Saturday, seeking an important win with just five points separating the top six.

Stretton host leaders Coven the week after and Peever added: “It’s still early but it’s got to the stage where we need a result in at least one of these games."