ASSISTANT manager Matt Clarke hopes Tuesday night's win at Grantham Town will kick-start Halesowen Town's season.

The Yeltz bagged only their second win of the new Northern Premier League campaign thanks to goals from Luke Shearer and Dan Udoh in the 2-1 victory.

The win lifts Town off the foot of the table and sees them hit back following last Saturday's 3-1 loss at Farsley Celtic.

Clarke said: "No one expected us to get anything but we prepared right and went there confident.

"We had to work really hard but I think we deserved it in the end and could even afford to miss a penalty.

"The most pleasing thing was the way we defended. It was the first time in a while that we have defended properly and we got the rewards for that."

Clarke wants his side to build on the victory ahead of this Saturday's clash with third-placed Warrington Town at The Grove (3pm kick-off).

"Hopefully the win will be a springboard for us to kick-on now," he added.

"We said before the game that it felt our season hadn't really started for one reason or another and that we'd again start from here.

"We really have had some tough fixtures this season and that is the case again on Saturday.

"But no one gave us a chance on Tuesday and no one will fancy us on Saturday so we just need to take confidence and look to build on that."