LYE Town’s boss Martin Thomas said his team has not given up hope of a league title after ending a winless run of five games.

The Stourbridge Road outfit were back to their best at the weekend as they overcame Midlands League rivals Quorn 3-0, moving the side within touching distance of second place.

Joint-manager Thomas said: “It was a comfortable win. We prepared ourselves no different than what we have done for the past few weeks, so we just can’t put our finger on why the results haven’t been going our way.

“The only disappointment for us at the weekend was that there was no crowd. Halesowen and Stourbridge were both at home, so we only got about 75 people in. I don’t think it’s ever been that low.

“Maybe it was due in part to not winning, but we’ve stopped the rot and will go into this week’s games with our confidence back.

“We always knew we would have a bad spell, every team does. Alvechurch had theirs early on in the season, Coleshill have had one and we have now had ours and I hope that is the end of it.

“If we can finish in the top three then it will be the highest finish in the club’s history, so that will give us a bit of a silver lining.

“It’s little steps. Seven years ago the club was struggling with relegation from the West Midlands League, but with the help of the chairman and the many other people associated with the club we have turned it into a very strong side.

“There’s still 30 points to play for. We never gave up hope of winning the league. Football is a funny game and you never know what is going to happen from one week to the next.”

Lye are due to head to Heanor Town tonight before a rematch at Quorn next Tuesday evening.