STOURPORT Swifts soon shook off the dismay of their FA Cup exit to Holbeach by completing back-to-back victories over Midland League rivals Continental Star and Boldmere St Michaels to go third in the table this week.

Swifts clinched a convincing 2-1 at bottom side Continental Star and followed up by breezing past next-to-bottom Boldmere by a 3-0 margin at Walshes Meadow on Tuesday.

Manager Mark Phillips admitted: "It was a funny game against Continental Star because we were completely on top for the first 70 minutes and went in front through goals from James Baldwin and Joe Robinson.

"Continental then caught us on the break and clawed a goal back. From that point we sat back and allowed them to take the initiative. I was far from happy with that and I told the players in no uncertain terms afterwards.

"Boldmere had a couple of half chances in the first half on Tuesday night when the game was goalless, but they didn't take them. Reece Shilvock then put us ahead before half time and we totally dominated after the break. We scored further goals through James Hill and Jack Bailey and probably should have scored more.

"Someone told me we'd gone second in the table as a result of that win, while somebody else said we were third. To be honest, I don't take too much notice of the league tables at this stage of the season."

Swifts entertain Rocester this Saturday at Walshes Meadow and then travel to third from bottom Brocton on Tuesday night.

Phillips added: "I'm always wary of sides near the bottom. Brocton are a good footballing side and I expect a very good game.

"We've already beaten Rocester 2-0 at the start of the season but it will be a hard game as they are a tough physical side."

Joe Robinson is expected to miss both matches with a hamstring injury.

Phillips has also moved to replace skipper Jamie Willetts following his departure to Hereford by bringing in Stourbridge's highly rated young central defender Jacob Wedderburn who made his debut against Continental Star.