DROITWICH Spa recorded back-to-back wins over the Easter weekend to maintain on course for a home semi-final in the Midland Football League Division post-season play-offs.

The Saltmen edged past Bilston Town 2-1 thanks to goals from James Lemon and Alex Dugmore before a more straightforward victory on Easter Monday against Shawbury United, with Connor Collins bagging a hat-trick in a 4-2 victory.

On Saturday, Andy Crowther's men made the trip to ninth-placed Bilston knowing a good festive weekend would put them in the driving seat in the race for second-place in the MFL Division One.

But they fell behind at Bilston when Sam Yankson reacted quickest to a loose ball in the box, stabbing home a 13th-minute opener.

Their joy was short-lived, however, as the visitors restored parity five minutes later when Angelo Franco miscued a clearance and Lemon hit a fantastic first-time effort from the edge of the box into the top corner.

Charlie Tilley had an overhead kick ruled out for offside and Bilston were thankful for their keeper who made a number of good saves to keep the scores level.

But their already tough challenge was made harder three minutes after the interval when Lee Wood's two-footed challenge on Cory Rudd saw the referee produce a straight red card.

The Saltmen came close on a number of occasions but scored the winner 20 minutes from time when Dugmore headed home his 11th goal of the season from a corner.

Monday saw Droitwich return home to The Kingy's and it was a much more relaxed afternoon for the hosts.

They started the game well and within three minutes were awarded a penalty that Connor Collins converted. Shawbury had their chances but were made to pay 10 minutes from half-time when Moss rounded the keeper to tap home a second.

Spa made it 3-0 before the half-time whistle when Luke Molloy took full advantage of a defensive mix-up to race clear and square for the onrushing Collins to complete a simple tap-in.

Droitwich put the game to bed shortly after the restart. Lemon was felled in the box looking to go around the keeper and Collins stepped up to complete his hat-trick and 26th goal of the season.

On the hour mark, Shawbury registered the goal of the game when Eric Mensah dribbled his way into a shooting position 25-yards out and fired a thunderbolt in off the post, giving Oliver Sayer no chance.

But it did not change the result and Droitwich made sure of a second consecutive victory that sees them move within a single point of second-placed Ingles with three games in hand.