STOURBRIDGE made a storming start to life under the new management duo of Leon Broadhurst and Stuart Pierpoint by pulling off an emphatic 3-0 victory over Lowestoft Town.

In truth, the Glassboys should have won by a much wider margin as they ran their East Anglian visitors ragged in the second half.

The transformation in the side was clear to see as the Glassboys attacked at every opportunity and Broadhurst confirmed afterwards: "All we can do is give the lads confidence and try to make them become more ruthless in the final third of the pitch".

The pair confirmed they'd applied to take charge of Stourbridge previously with Broadhurst, who holds the record number of appearances for the club, adding: "It saddened us to see the position Stourbridge were in, so when the chance came to take charge, it was an opportunity we simply couldn't turn down.

"Now we want to see the players get that winning mentality back again."

Stourbridge supporters didn't have to wait long for the side to discover their shooting boots, 15 minutes to be precise when James McQuilkin threaded the ball through for Darryl Knights to slot home.

Further chances went begging, especially in the 34th minute when Knights put Daniel Gyasi in the clear, but the pacey wideman fired into the side-netting with only Lowestoft goalkeeper Warren Burwood to beat.

At 1-0, Lowestoft always had the chance of a lifeline back into the game.

But Stourbridge remained on the front foot throughout and only the excellent Burwood kept them at bay with a string of fine saves to keep out Ben Usher-Shipway,  Montel Gibson and Gyasi again as Lowestoft found their goal under constant siege at times.

Sustained pressure finally told on 74 minutes when Grimsby Town loanee Gibson struck with a stunning shot-on-the-turn.

Before Lowestoft knew what had hit them, Stourbridge struck for a third goal just 60 seconds later when Gibson set up new signing Reece Styche, the Gibralter international smashing home from some 20 yards out.

It signalled the completion of three straight wins with Stourbridge looking to increase that sequence next Saturday when they travel to Redditch United in the FA Trophy.

Stourbridge: Price; Usher-Shipway, O'Hanlon, Solanke, Taylor, Rowe-Turner, Gibson ( Moran 80), McQuilkin, Styche. Knights, Gyasi ( Bushaj 68). Subs not used: King, Vaughan, Smith.