YELTZ boss John Hill praised the work-rate and commitment of his players after victory over Rushall Olympic.

Halesowen picked up their first win in six games to hand their survival fight a much-needed boost.

Goals from debutant Lee Knight and defender Jack Kelly secured a 2-0 win at the Grove against the ten-man Pics.

However, visiting striker Richard Brodie and Hill both had to watch the action from the stands in the second half after angry scenes three minutes from half time.

The pair came together in front of the Yeltz bench as Brodie looked to take a quick throw in.

Both received their marching orders before the hosts went on to bag the points in the second half.

Hill said : "It was massive. We had a word after training on Thursday and got people together and asked them to really stand up and be counted and to regroup.

"We knew we were playing a very good Rushall side today after having them watched in the week.

"We knew today was going to be difficult so everyone, to a man, had to stand up and be counted, which they did.

"It was a great win and a clean sheet which has been a long time coming.

"The work rate desire and commitment was in abundance today."

On goalscoring debutant Knight, he added: "I though he did a lot of thankless running.

"A lot of football in the Northern Premier is based on hard work and picking up second balls. "I thought everyone one did stand up and I thought they were all great."

On the sending off, he said: "I thought the referee could have spoke to both myself and Brodie. It was a bit messy but the ref could have dealt with it better.

"He's told me I have to step out of my technical area to allow a throw in. I'm not away of that rule and I'm going to stand my ground in the technical area.

"What went on later was all silly but if he'd have just spoken to myself and Brodie that would have been enough."