HALESOWEN Town manager Paul Smith was pleased to see his players prove him wrong on Tuesday night.

Ten-man Yeltz netted four minutes from time to secure a 2-1 away win over North Leigh to make it three wins from four games.

Ash Sammons had handed them the lead after 24 minutes before Reece Hewitt saw red at the end of the first half.

The home side levelled matters in the second half but Montel Gibson gave his side all three points in the 86th minute.

The win was even more pleasing for Smith as it came on the back of last Saturday's 2-0 home loss to Welwyn Garden City.

He said: "I questioned the lads' fight after Saturday's game.

"No disrespect to Welwyn Garden City but they were a robust bunch who got in our faces and did a job on us.

"The players need to understand that we might not come up against sides that will play us off the park but kick us all over it instead. We need to be aware of that and be able to show the right spirit to deal with it.

"I questioned the players afterwards but they certainly proved me wrong at North Leigh, who were probably the best passing side we've seen so far this season.

"We stuck at it and it was great to get the win thanks to a very good goal from Montel Gibson.

"I can have no complaints about the red card. He played the ball but the rules now say that you can't be out of control or with studs up so he gave the referee a decision to make.

"We were playing 4-4-1 but went 4-3-2 late on and gave them something different to think about with two up front. It worked out well and the players showed me a side to them that I'd not seen before and that was the really pleasing thing."

The Yeltz will now welcome Lichfield City at home in the FA Cup this Saturday (3pm kick-off).

"The FA Cup isn't a competition we're going to win but it is important for the club and especially for the fans," added the boss. "Hopefully they can come out in force to support us.

"If anyone thinks Lichfield are a side that we can take lightly then they are a million miles away. We will be preparing properly and making sure we're ready."

George Forsyth has continued his recovery from a foot injury but Ethan Jones is still absent with a knee problem.