STOURBRIDGE boss Ian Long says he won't be getting carried away after his side's good start to the season.

The Glassboys have bagged back-to-back wins as their Southern League Central campaign began with a plenty of positives.

Stour started with a 2-1 win at Hitchin on Saturday as Jordaan Brown and Kyle Finn both netted.

They backed that up with a 3-1 home success over Stratford on Monday night. Defender Brown struck again along with Will Grocott and Andre Landell.

Long said: "It was good to get off to a winning start against Hitchin and it was very much about coming away with the win and getting points on the board early, especially as we hae new players looking to gel.

"Stratford was an improvement again after we freshened it up and made four changes. That shows the strength of the side already.

"Kieran Cook, Will Grocott, Kristian Green and Andre Landell all came into the side from Saturday and had an impact. I now have a few difficult selection decisions to make but I don't mind that.

"To score five goals is very pleasing because that was a concern heading into the season.

"I won't be getting carried away because I think we will have a lot sterner tests to come. Hednesford this weekend will be a lot more difficult.

"There is more to come from us but I'm happy with how we've started and I think we're now ahead of where I thought we'd be as far as performance levels go.

"The players are buying into the way we want to play and keeping those intensity levels up.

"It's not easy to do and a few were getting tired towards the end and it dropped off a bit. But that's how we want to play and we'll keep improving.

"It's always nice to make a positive start but we won't be getting over excited."

On Brown's early season strike-rate, he added: "Set plays are a massive part of the game and it's something we work on. Jordaan came under a little stick last season and I think Gary (Hackett) expected him to get on the end of things a little more than he did.

"He's started really well this season though, he attacks the ball really well and is also a versatile player to have.

Dave Bellis and Tom Tonks are both carrying knocks that will be assessed ahead of Saturday's visit of Hednesford (3pm kick-off).

Meanwhile, Brad Birch has joined Stourport Swifts as he looks to get game time as he returns from a knee injury,