GIANT-KILLERS Halesowen Town will travel to National League Barnet in the quarter-finals of the FA Trophy after sending shock waves through the world of non-league football by toppling mighty FC Halifax on Saturday.

Jamie Molyneux's sensational second half strike stunned Halifax - who sit three divisions above Yeltz near the top of the National League - sending the estimated 500-plus away fans into ecstasy.

It means Halesowen - the joint lowest ranked side left in the competition, which is the non-league equivalent of the FA Cup - are now just two rounds away from an appearance at Wembley in the final.

It was a superlative performance from Town, and one which left proud manager Paul Smith purring with delight.

Smith said: "It was fantastic - no-one gave us a chance going to Halifax - apart from us!

"The lads executed the game plan perfectly - we cut out the balls into their top two, which we knew was how they would play, and they had no plan B.

"Everybody was spot-on - it shows how far we have come as a team, they are a really special bunch of lads.

"I've told them they need to sit down and soak in the enormity of what they have achieved, and maybe some of them won't truly realise what they have done until after they stop playing.

It doesn't get any easier now having to go to Barnet - we're certainly doing this the hard way - but with the results we have achieved so far in this competition we're ready for it."

Smith also praised the Yeltz' travelling fans, adding: "They were absolutely unbelievable - they sang from start to finish and really drove us on.

"We have special memories that will last forever as a team from Saturday - and I hope the fans have memories as special as ours.

"The main thing now is to focus back on the league, as we have some tough games coming up."

Yeltz are due to travel to Daventry in the league on Tuesday night, before entertaining Biggleswade Town this Saturday.

The next step in their fairytale FA Trophy journey comes with the trip to Barnet on Saturday February 29.