HALESOWEN Town's relegation worries deepened as they slumped to their fourth straight defeat.

Second-from-bottom Yeltz lost 3-0 at play-off hopefuls Coalville on Tuesday night as they failed to bounce back from last Saturday's disappointing 1-0 loss at home to Rushden and Diamonds.

Coalville went ahead after just 23 minutes as skipper Kieran Morris netted an own goal. The hosts bagged a second three minutes before the break when Andrew Wright slotted beyond keeper Dan Platt.

The defensive errors continued for the visitors in the second half as Luke Shaw's shot somehow found its way beyond Platt to put Coalville 3-0 up.

The loss means manager Rob Smith's men have only won one of their last 11 games and managed just six goals in that spell as their battle to beat the drop reaches a crucial spell.

They are now five points adrift of 19th-placed Lowestoft as they head into the final 11 games of the campaign with Saturday's trip to Tamworth (3pm kick-off).

The mid-table side are set to pose another big threat after claiming the scalp of rival Stourbridge last weekend.

The Yeltz did boost their attacking options last week by completing the loan signing of attacking midfielder Samir Nabi from Torquay United.

Smith was forced to go on the hunt for new recruits following news that key midfielder Jack Rea will miss the rest of the season with ankle ligament damage.