STOURBRIDGE manager Ian Long was pleased with the way his players showed their resilient side to secure an FA Cup win over Bromsgrove Sporting.

The Glassboys progressed to the second qualifying round as Greg Mills’ second half strike was enough to give them a 1-0 win at the Victoria Ground.

Long said: “I don’t think we were up to much first half, we did look to play, which was disappointing. We didn’t try and pass the ball and we’re all about that.

“I thought they had the better of it in the first half and we got into them at half time and told them to play and pass the ball and I thought for 25 minutes in the second half when we got the goal I thought we were good.

“That was the only time we showed what we’re capable of.

“Fair play to Bromsgrove, they threw the kitchen sink at us even with ten men but we weathered it.

“There are times this season when we haven’t been able to do that so I’m pleased we won the headers and did the dirty side of the game a lot better and that’s just our second clean sheet of the season, so that’s pleasing.

“It’s a tough place to come, it’s a partisan crowd and it’s all about getting the result and we managed to do that today.”