THERE is plenty more progress to come from Stourbridge this season, insists manager Ian Long.

The Glassboys picked up their fourth win from their opening five games when they came from behind to beat neighbours Bromsgrove Sporting on Monday.

Stour took the bragging rights after a Mike Taylor header and Liam Spink own goal saw them hit back after Shaquille McDonald’s opener for the Rouslers.

Despite his side's good start to the Southern Premier League Central campaign, Long believes improvement is on the cards.

He said: "The lads have had to show really good character in the end to turn that around.

"I'm just full of admiration for them after what they went through on Saturday playing with 10 men. It was a fantastic win really.

"I still think it is a work-in-progress. I don't think we're anywhere near firing on all cylinders. There is a lot we've got to improve on but I'm sure we will do that.

"Over the years, the sides we have managed have always got better as the season has gone on. This time last year with Alvechurch we'd got five points after four games.

"We are 12 from 15 so it's a good solid start now. We need to go on a chalk up another three points at Peterborough Sports."

Long was also full of praise for star man Jordaan Brown. The left- full-back put in a fine showing and it was his run that forced Spink's own goal that handed Stour the lead.

The manager said: "We do encourage our full-backs to go forward and he's just drove forward with the ball and linked up with Mikey Taylor. He's a galloper, he drives well with the ball, he's a big powerful boy and obviously he's a danger from set plays as well. He's been top draw. Him and Wrenny (James Wren) have been our most consistent players so far this season."

Another highlight for Long was how his side dug deep at the end to see off the powerful presence of Sporting substitute Kyle Perry.

"I was really pleased with how we dealt with that," he said. "It was potentially a frailty from the Hednesford game but they stood up really well today.

"There were some really good performances and a different type of performance and I just think that when we start playing the way we can play we can be strong and we'll only get better."