SUPER Stourbridge find themselves level pegging on top of the Southern League Central Premier Division table with title rivals Kettering following a fabulous 4-0 win at Redditch United this week.

Callum Powell opened the Glassboys account ahead of half time before dangerman Greg Mills converted twice, his first arriving from the penalty while Luke Benbow also added his name to the scoresheet.

Stourbridge manager Gary Hackett couldn't hide his delight at the manner of his side's success especially as Redditch had come into the game on the back of four straight league victories.

Hackett enthused: "It was our best performance of the season over 90 minutes. We played really well, had a cutting edge to our game and then we were clinical when we had to be, while keeping a clean sheet at the same time.

"Add to the fact, we were also playing on a 4G pitch which certainly suits the home side as they play on it on a regular basis.

"It was also a local derby and they are games that you always want to do well in."

Hackett also singled out special praise for Stourbridge's travelling band of supporters who made the short trip to the Valley Stadium.

He said: "I was particularly pleased for the fans because they were really vocal and gave us great support."

Stourbridge's success sets up a mouth watering showdown next Tuesday when the Glassboys travel to Kettering for a top of the table shoot-out.

But before that game the Glassboys play host to Hitchin Town at Amblecote and Hackett added: "I am only thinking of the Hitchin Town game and nothing else. All thoughts are on that game as I never look too far ahead.

"People have to realise that we're only 13 games into the season, while Kettering have played even less than that. All I'm concerned about at the moment is piling up as many points as we can and that starts with Hitchin on Saturday.

"People talk about certain games as six-pointers, but I feel they only come into effect towards the end of the season."

Hackett expects to have a strong squad to select from to face Hitchin.

Long term injury victim Jack Duggan remains on the sidelines but there is better news with Tom Tonks who has now commenced light training.

Hackett continued: "Tom's doing a bit of jogging at the moment but he won't be rushed back. He's a tough character and he'll know when the time is right to step up."