DUDLEY Town boss Dean Whitehouse says victory over Cradley Town can be the catalyst for his side's survival fight.

The Robins bagged their first league win under Whitehouse when bagging a 4-2 success against the Hammers last Saturday.

Goals from Todd Ferrier, Jacob Hooper, Ryan Noakes and Lewis Mitchell secured a win at the Handrahan Ground in Wall Heath.

Cameron Milne and Geoff Hill replied for the visitors but Dudley did enough to take the points.

Whitehouse said: "For a lot of the game it was backs against the wall.

"We defended for our lives and rode our luck a little but got the win, which is the main thing at the moment.

"We had two 18-year-olds on the pitch and two 16-year-olds on the bench, which makes it even more pleasing.

"It's just the sort of result that we can build on moving forwards.

"We have a young team and hopefully we can take a lot of confidence from the game.

"I'll also make sure we don't get too carried away. It will be back to the hard work in training this week.

"There is no god given right that we will now go on a run, we have to work hard, get back to basics to make that happen."

Town will now look to build on the Cradley win when they welcome second-placed Black Country Rangers this Saturday (2pm kick-off).

Whitehouse says he has a number of irons in the fire as he looks to add much-needed experience to his young Dudley squad.