GLASSBOYS boss Gary Hackett has praised his side for forcing their way into the play-off picture, but insists staying there is the bigger challenge.

Stourbridge took a huge step towards a top five finish in the Southern Premier when beating promotion rivals Poole away from home last Thursday.

A second half strike from Luke Benbow and a Sean Geddes penalty gave them a hard-earned victory.

With no weekend fixture for the Glassboys, there was plenty of action elsewhere as the play-off race continued to come to the boil.

Back-to-back wins for Hungerford has lifted them into sixth position and put them within striking distance of Stourbridge, who have also played two games more.

Hackett said: "Our challenge starts now. We have done fantastically well to get back to the pack, especially with the amount of defensive changes we have had to make as the season has gone on.

"After the Hungerford game a month ago we were written off, but the players have come back well and I am full of praise for how they have got themselves back in the play-off fight.

"Now it is all about keeping your nerve and staying there. That is probably the bigger test.

"Hungerford are coming up on the rails so we have to be at our strongest for the last four games."

The Glassboys will now continue their promotion battle when they welcome AFC Totton to the War Memorial Ground this Saturday (3.07)

Hackett added: "It has been a tough season and it will go to the very last game. But we have a strong squad and I'm confident the players will do it."