GLASSBOYS assistant manager Jon Ford wants his side to mirror the work-rate and commitment they showed against Shaw Lane when they travel to Witton Albion this Saturday.

Spirited Stourbridge battled to a draw against promotion hopefuls Shaw Lane at the War Memorial Ground last weekend.

Luke Benbow netted early in the second half to cancel out Alex Byrne's opener.

Stour continued to push for a winner, especially after the visitors were reduced to ten men when Jake Skelton pick up a second booking late on, but they couldn't find a way through.

They did, however, halt a run of back-to-back defeats and showed a fighting spirit that Ford is keen to harness again.

He said: "The players came out of the Shaw Lane game with a lot of credit and we now need to make sure we maintain those same levels.

"It was difficult when we played Witton at our place so we can expect another tough test.

"The only thing that was missing against Shaw Lane was that we weren't clinical enough.

"That will be one area that we can try and improve this weekend."

Stour backed up the Shaw Lane draw by booking their place in the semi-final of the Birmingham Senior Cup thanks to Monday night's 3-2 success at Coleshill Town.

Goals from Leon Broadhurst, Connor Gater and new arrival Edilson Antonio all found the back of the net.

"It was a tough game and Coleshill had changed and freshened it up after their FA Vase game at the weekend, so we had to work hard," added Ford.

"I think we deserved the win in the end and there were a lot of positives to take from the game. There were a few things to work on as well but overall it was pleasing.

"Darryl Westlake featured in central midfield for us and acquitted himself very well and was very accomplished in that role."

Leon Broadhurst will have to be assessed ahead of the weekend after picking up a knock on his Achilles against Coleshill.

One player that won't feature is Kyle Perry after the forward left the War Memorial Ground to rejoin Stafford Rangers.

Ford added: "Kyle is a fantastic lad but I think we just became too direct with him in the side.

"That's not his fault, it was just something the players started to do when he was on the pitch. That isn't the way we want to play and we have other options and pace with the likes of Luke Benbow, Kaiman Anderson and Luke Shearer.

"But credit to Kyle, he's a really good professional."

Ford also hopes Matt Dodd will put himself back in contention for a starting role when the players come together for training this week. The winger has been sidelined through injury in recent weeks and wasn't selected against Shaw Lane.