HALESOWEN Town will go into their crunch FA Cup tie away at Evesham United full of confidence after producing a breathtaking performance to defeat high flying Kings Lynn 4-1 in the Southern Premier Division on Tuesday evening.

The Yeltz will now go into the third round qualifying clash at Evesham's temporary home at St George's Lane (Worcester City's ground) on a high.

Tuesday's win was even more remarkable considering the lengthy injury list manager Martin O'Connor was faced with. Key pair of Dennis Pearce and Paul Devlin were missing for the midweek match after they picked up knocks in their 2-1 league defeat at Bashley on Saturday.

So short on numbers was the manger that he only fielded four subs for the Kings Lynn game.

O'Connor was over the moon not just with the three points but also with the way in which his team performed.

He said: "It was a brilliant performance win in the face of adversity.

"We seemed to have had everything go against us in the last few weeks and I told the players to go out their with a backs against the wall mentality.

"Some of the football we produced was excellent at times and we made a very good Kings Lynn side look ordinary.

"It was also great to see the fans enjoy themselves because we appreciate their efforts just like they appreciatted the players at the final whistle."

The all-important goals were scored by Shane Paul, Liam McDonald and a brace from Nick Wright who ran the oppostion back line ragged from start to finish.

O'Connor did admit that it may well turn out to be Wright's last home game for the Yeltz's with the news that Conference North side Tamworth have put seven days in for the frontman.

Also starring against the Linnets was the recalled James Dormand who produced a fine first half save when the game was 0-0.

The manager is now hoping his side can build on the victory and string a run of results together starting at the weekend against their BGB Midlands Division One hosts.

O'Connor will not be taking Evesham, managed by his freind Paul West, lightly and knows his team will have to be at their best.

He added: "We will have to be at our best and make sure the players don't get carried following the midweek win.

"I know Westy (Paul West ) well and he will have his team well drilled.

"They are no mugs and it will be a huge test for us."

A victory would see Halesowen move in to the final qualifying round and only one game away from the First Round, which is where Coca Cola League One and Tow side's enter the world-famous competition.

O'Connor's injury worries are unlikely to have eased for the match which will kick off at 12.30pm on Saturday with Davion Hamilton, Nick Amos and Liam McDonald all picking up knocks.

O'Connor did confirm despite Tamworth's interest in Wright the former Blues striker will be available for selection.

Cradley Town seem to be turning a turbulent start to the new season around after yet another win in the FA Vase.

The Midland Alliance outfit had kicked off the season in horrendous fashion with two managers coming and going in the space of a month.

But the arrival of new boss Scott Cooksey from Walsall Pheonix seems to be having the desired effect with club making it through to the second round of the FA Vase after beating Mickleover Sports 1-0 courtesy of a Chris Morris strike.

The new boss who made his name as a goalkeeper for Shrewsbury Town and Hednesford Town has brought some stability to the club and Director of Football Paul Madders has been delighted with the impact he's made in such a short period of time.

Paul said: "Scott has been like a breathe of fresh air around the club.

"It's been difficult for the players with everything that's been going on but fair play to the players because their attitude has been spot on.

"We have moved on leaps and bounds in the last few weeks and hopefully now we can start climbing the league."

This Saturday Cradley travel to Rocester.

Fellow Midland Alliance side Causeway United also picked up a positive result on Saturday beating Barwell 2-0 away.

Goals by Ben Stretton and Chris Bladen secured them their first league win of the season.

United will be hoping to build on this success when they travel to Biddulph this Saturday.