CHURCH Stretton joint boss Dean Richards insists his side will not get carried away despite scoring 17 goals in two games to go top of the Salop Leisure League Premier Division.

Stretton followed up a 12-0 thrashing of strugglers Wem Town with an arguably even more impressive 5-1 win at Newport Town.

Richards netted a hat-trick to take his season’s tally to 11 goals in four games, while Josh Hunting and Tom Carter also netted.

“Historically, we have struggled at Newport – I think the last two or three times we’ve been there we haven’t got a point. So it was probably the performance of the season so far,” said Richards.

“It’s taken two or three weeks for the lads to get up to speed and gel together in the way we want them to play but it’s coming together.

“We are not looking at the table at this stage because what’s evident is that everyone in this league can beat everyone else.

“We are on the back of three wins but we have some big games coming up and we will see where we are at Christmas time.”

Ludlow, meanwhile, slipped to ninth after they were held 1-1 at home by Dawley Town.