GLASSBOYS boss Ian Long praised his side's recovery from a 6-1 mauling on Saturday as they battled back to snatch a late 1-1 draw on Monday night.

It took a 94th minute penalty from substitute Chay Tilt to earn a point against Barwell on Monday in a match which came little over 48 hours after the weekend horror show against high-flying Peterborough Sports.

It still all added up to a disappointing haul of just one point from six in back-to-back home games, but Long was at least pleased with his troops' work rate and effort after what he described as a 'diabolical' performance against Peterborough.

Stourbridge, currently ninth in the Southern Premier Central Division, remain within touching distance of the play-offs thanks to their games in hand - but boss Long knows they have a lot of work to do if they are to be in the promotion frame come the end of the season.

He said: "We missed some chances, and overall I felt we deserved to win against Barwell.

"Saturday was diabolical, and some of the goals we conceded were down to individual errors which we have to cut out.

"We lacked a bit of quality at times on Monday night, but fair play to the lads, they stuck at it.

"We are too often getting caught out by long balls up the pitch at the moment, but we defended much better on Monday, apart from another silly error for their goal.

"They worked hard and put in a shift, and we laid siege to their goal in the second half.

"It was still two points dropped though, and we really wanted to take advantage of these two home games.

"We have got to defend better in our remaining games, and have to take chances when we create them - it's both ends of the pitch at the minute."

Stour hasve another chance to put things right on Saturday when they travel to fourth-from-bottom Leiston.

Long added: "It will be a tough game again - they are in good form after a disastrous start, but then we know there are no easy games in this league."