STOURBRIDGE bounced back to winning ways in spectacular fashion with high-scoring victories over Marine and Rushall Olympic.

The Glassboys first put four past Marine without reply last Saturday before beginning 2018 on a high thanks to a 5-0 success against Rushall at the War Memorial Ground.

Goals from Kaiman Anderson, Tom Tonks, Matt Dodd, a Leon Broadhurst penalty and fine strike from sub Luke Shearer put The Pics to the sword.

Boss Gary Hackett was pleased with the wins but says the hard work must continue.

"It was good to win the way we did because it's been a tough time recently and we've had a number of key players missing," he said.

"The games over Christmas were tight and we didn't take our chances but now we have more pace back in the team.

"I said that things can change quickly and that is what has happened.

"We now need to carry that on. We know we have some catching up to do.

"Our cutting edge has been encouraging lately, especially having Luke Benbow and Kaiman Anderson up front, but the clean sheets have been key. They have given us the foundation we needed."

Stour will now welcome Mickleover Sports to Amblecote this Saturday (3pm kick-off) as they look to cut the gap to the Northern Premier League lay-off places.

Midfielder Aaron Forde is rated as 50/50 for the weekend and striker Brandon Hague will still be missing with a groin strain.

Hackett is pleased that Jack Duggan is back in contention again after a long injury lay-off. He came off the bench against Marine and Rushall.

He added: "We have a couple of irons in the fire for new arrivals but it's also been good to have Jack on the bench.

"I said I needed stronger competition and that is happening. Luke Shearer also came off the bench to score a fine goal against Rushall."