GLASSBOYS boss Gary Hackett says Tuesday’s 2-2 draw at Barwell was a point gained rather than two lost.

Despite leading twice through Kayleden Brown and Brian Smickley they were pegged back first by a header from Jamie Hood and a second equaliser five minutes from the end by makeshift striker Sam Brooks.

But for a late save from Dean Coleman to somehow divert Brendan Murphy’s shot over the bar it may have been a fruitless trip to Leicestershire altogether.

Hackett said: “It was a real humdinger of a game and it’s always harder to take when you concede late in the game but over the course of it a draw was probably a fair result.”

The win came four days after Stourbridge came from behind to win 3-1 in the FA Cup at Market Drayton after at one stage being behind, two goals from Jordan Fitzpatrick and a Ben Billingham penalty avoiding any chance of an upset.

“We were very patient and just kept playing our football after going behind against the run of play, it was a very professional performance,” said the Stourbridge manager.

That set up a tie a week on Saturday at East Midlands Counties side Blaby & Whetstone, which follows a clash at Amblecote this Saturday against Northern Premier League leaders Curzon Ashton and a Worcestershire Senior Cup tie on Tuesday at home to Evesham United.

“We played Curzon in the FA Cup last year and beat them 3-0 but it flattered us a bit and we have a report on them ready by Saturday.

“It will be a really tough game but hopefully the fans will turn out in force at Amblecote and get behind us which is always a big plus for us.”

Hackett believes the cup draw is one where his side must be professional again when facing a side from three rungs down the Non League pyramid.

“Blaby beat Stratford in a previous round and they are flying in the league below us so it’s got the potential to be a banana skin for us.

“We will take nothing for granted and we will be as professional as possible and hope we don’t become one of those cup shocks.”

Luke Benbow’s recurring injury problems look set to keep him out of action for up to 10 days but Hackett hopes he will be back in time for the FA Cup and when he does return will be free of the hamstring issues that have been troubling him.