BARTESTREE FC have their eyes firmly set on promotion in their first Midlands Football campaign following another victory.

The Ledbury Road side chose to join Division Three as opposed to the West Midlands league last summer stating that they need to play against more footballing sides.

Currently they sit in the second promotion place after taking a comfortable 4-0 victory over Birmingham Tigers on Saturday.

However, Dave Cadwallader and Dave Beamont's side have played 21 of their 30 matches while some of their promotion rivals have only played 14 games.

"We are still looking for promotion and there are five or six within a chance and I would rather have the points on the board than the games in hand," said Cadwallader.

"We have got stronger as the season has gone along. The division has been tougher than I expected and it is better standard than the West Midlands level.

"The leaders GNP Sport have got some players who have came down from step four so there are some good side but we are more than holding our own."

On Saturday the hosts went ahead in the first half thanks to Harry Waybourne's strike from 18 yards out.

Birmingham responded and had a couple of chances of their own while holding the scoreline down. The floodgates opened in the second half with Miles Langford crossing to Alexander Neale who tapped home.

Langford also created the third running clear down the wing before crossing for Tom Parry who finished despite being at an awkward angle. Paul Monteath concluded the scoring heading home his side's fourth.

"It was a pretty straight forward win to be fair although none of the games are easy," added Cadwallader.

"They didn't really threaten us and we didn't really get out of first gear but won 4-0, we were probably running at about 60 per cent so you can't complain with that win. We didn't play that bad but in the first half we went down to their level. Dave Beamont had a couple of words to say at half-time which geed them up.

"Monteath scored our fourth and he is lucky to be alive following a car accident a long time ago but is now back playing."