GLASSBOYS boss Gary Hackett is delighted to have set up another derby clash with rivals Halesowen Town.

Stourbridge beat Romulus 3-1 in the Birmingham Senior Cup on Monday night to book a quarter-final battle with the Yeltz in the new year.

First half goals from Callum Powell, Kaiman Anderson and Luke Benbow handed Stour a comfortable success at the War Memorial Ground.

Hackett's men are already due to go to the Grove for a league fixture on Boxing Day but can now also look ahead to another derby early in 2019.

The manager said: "It's a competition we are keen to defend so it was good to progress.

"The fact that it has set up a derby game with Halesowen put a little more on it as well.

"We were very good on the night and I don't know how it was only 3-1. There could have been no complaints if we'd have got seven or eight.

"It now sets up a derby game that everyone can really look forward to.

"The games between the two sides have been very close when you go back and look at them."

Meanwhile, Stourbridge went level on points with Southern League Central leaders Kettering thanks to last Saturday's 2-1 success at St Neots.

Kettering remain on top on goal difference but have still played two games less.

Stour now go to eighth-placed Leiston this Saturday.

Hackett added: "The St Neots game was very similar to the Biggleswade game in the respect that we weren't at our best in the first half and improved in the second.

"We changed a few things around at half time and did well in the second half and fully deserved the win in the end.

"We've had a lot of long journeys lately so it's always good to come away with the win.

"We'll just keep worrying about ourselves for now and see if we can keep racking up the points and keep our form going.

"Kettering slipping up recently shows how quickly things can change so we'll just keep working hard and making sure we're ready each week.

"We'll now go to Leiston and try and keep our run of form going. They have had a few mixed results recently but started the season well so it'll be a tough place for us to go."

The Romulus cup clash also saw popular midfielder Tom Tonks make his first appearance this season following ankle surgery.

"He's come back from a serious operation but one thing is that he's mentally strong," added the boss.

"He's worked really hard to get back ahead of schedule and that will be a big bonus for us.

"He'll now go out on loan so that he can pick up six or seven games and be ready to come back in and help us for the busy festive and new year period."