HALESOWEN boss John Hill has praised the way his players carried out the game plan to secure a derby win over rivals Stourbridge.

Dan Udoh struck twice on the break in the first half as the Yeltz lifted themselves off bottom spot. Ryan Rowe pulled on back for the hosts but Town held on for a memorable 2-1 success.

Hill said: "The lads stuck to the task. We knew it'd be difficult and we've defended our box for long periods of time, but I thought our shape was good and the plan of attack was to play on the counter and I thought the lads did that extremely well.

"The plan was to fetch both of the centre halves out. They are immense in the air but we thought if we could get them to the halfway line and play around them then we'd have half a chance.

"It's massive boost. Form did go out the window but Stourbridge still played extremely well, peppered our box, but the lads really stood up to it.

"It's credit to the lads how much effort they put in that a few have got cramp. Fair play play to Dan Platt, he has been an unsung hero of late and pulled off some great saves again."