A LATE brace from Ryan Piggot helped seal Cradley Town’s first win in six matches, putting them into the next round of the FA Vase.

Boss Ash Causer was left relieved when his side put an end to their winless streak at Lutterworth Athletic, especially after finding themselves tied at 1-1 heading into the final stages of the match.

Dean Cutler scored The Hammers’ first, before two Piggot strikes made the game safe for the visitors.

Causer said: “They played some good football and were a very decent team. They were probably the best footballing side we’ve played all season.

“But we set up really well and although it was a bit nervy when it was 1-1 near the end, Ryan came up with two goals, so I’m pleased we could finally get the win.”

Causer is hoping his side can replicate the victory as they return to league action this Saturday with a trip to bottom-of-the-table Bilston Town Community.

“It’s nice to finally have a full squad of players to choose from,” he said. “With holiday and wedding season out of the way, we will again have everyone available for Saturday.

“Obviously we will be looking at taking the cup win and use the momentum to push forwards in the league and take ourselves up the table.

“It will be a big game on Saturday as we know Bilston will be looking at it thinking they can get their first three points of the season.”