IAN Long admits he's facing a Stourbridge selection dilemma after his fringe players impressed during this week's Southern League Challenge Cup clash at Rushall Olympic.

The Glassboys lost 3-2 on Tuesday night but it was the performances of those that came into the side that caught the manager's eye.

Stour made 10 changes to the team that beat Bromsgrove Sporting in the first qualifying round of the FA Cup last Saturday.

Among those to feature at the Pics were former Halesowen right-back Enock Ekongo, centre back Alex Foreshaw and former QPR youngster Chay Tilt, who is the nephew of Blackpool's former Yeltz defender Curtis Tilt.

Attackers Aaron Lloyd, Andre Landel and Kieran Cook and goalkeeper Charlie Price were also give game time.

Long said: "It was a really good work out for a lot of players and I was really pleased with how we did after making 10 changes.

"We have players like Mitch Botfield, Tom Tonks and Brad Birch who are coming back from injury and also took the chance to have a look at a few others who are with us on a trial basis.

"We got to look at Enock Ekongo and Alex Foreshaw and they both did well.

"I thought the players certainly gave me something to think about. I have a bit of a selection headache now.

"I've been saying for a while that I'm not happy with the performances even though we've been winning games. I'll take results over performances every day of the week but it's clear that we have very good competition."

Stourbridge were drawn away at Coalville in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup this week. That tie will take place on Saturday, September 21.

First Stour will return to league action when they welcome bottom-placed Leiston to the War Memorial Ground this Saturday (3pm).

"We have to take Leiston seriously," added Long. "They could be a wounded animal after a difficult start and they brought in three new players last week.

"Everyone knows we are one of the favourites to win the league and that focuses the mind of teams that come here."

Defender Ash Carter is the only doubt after aggravating an ankle injury on Tuesday night.