LYE Town boss Craig Harris lavished praise on the club's supporters this week following their thrilling 5-3 win over Rocester Town in the Midland League Premier Division.

Lee Chilton led the way for Lye by lashing home a hat-trick but it was the contribution made by the crowd that really caught Harris's eye.

He said: "We had a good crowd they got behind the side. They lifted us and helped push the team over the line.

"I'm so pleased for the supporters, because they've stuck with us over a difficult period and it was really due to them that we won the game.

"I think the supporters could see that the players were giving it everything and they appreciate that.

"Even when things haven't been going well, the players have continued to work their socks off every week and we need to continue that work ethic.

"Rocester were a difficult side to play against and twice we had to come from behind at 2-1 down and then 3-2. But when the crowd got behind the players, it really gave them a boost".

Ryan Rowe rifled Lye level at 3-3 by half time before Stourbridge loanee Brandon Hague bagged a fourth after half time before Chilton completed his three timer.

Lye boss Harris insists there can be no let up this Saturday when they entertain lowly Shawbury United when they will be missing key player Scott Gennard who is suspended after picking up a three match ban.