BOSS Gary Hackett was quick to praise match-winner Leon Broadhurst after his doubled saw the Glassboys beat St Ives to progress into the next round of the FA Cup.

The midfielder headed home both goals in the second half as Stour beat their Southern League counterparts 2-0 at the War Memorial Ground.

Hackett said: "One thing Leon has always had in his career is a knack for goals.

"Sometimes you can't coach that, you're just instinctive in getting in the right positions.

"The one thing with Leon is you know he'll give you everything in every game. He might not always be your best player but he's always going to give you something. In the box he get in great positions.

"Fair play to him, he's got two goals from two headers and no one could be more pleased for him."

The manager was pleased with the win and thinks his side were good value for the success, adding: "We were knocking on the door first half but the ball wasn't quite breaking for us. But I genuinely believed that if we kept ourselves in the game, didn't switch off and our concentration levels were there then the goals would come.

"I think we have road out pretty convincing winners for that 2-0."

He also highlighted the contribution of midfielder Tom Tonks after he made his first start since re-signing for Stour from Solihull. He was given an unfamiliar left midfield role but still make key contributions throughout.

"When you have someone like Matt Dodd, who is an out and out right winger, then sometimes you need to balance it. I thought his quality from out there was very good all game," said the boss.

"Overall, I was pleased with the he attitude of all the players. We defended well and are two games from that elusive first round.

"Whatever draw we get we'll believe we can get through."