MORE goalscoring magic from Montel Gibson has handed Halesowen Town a week to remember.

The striker first sent the Yeltz into the third qualifying round of the FA Cup with a hat-trick in a 4-1 success over Southern Premier League Central side Stratford last Saturday.

Halesowen will now face Altrincham in the next round of the historic competition on October 5.

Gibson followed that with a brilliant brace at Bedworth United on Tuesday as Hales moved third in the division one table.

Boss Paul Smith was full of praise for the forward, who is already on 12 goals for the season, but thinks it would be unfair to single him out from his deadly trio of attackers.

He said: "He's absolutely on fire at the moment but he'd be the first to tell you that there are a lot of players who are playing well.

"Jamie Molyneux and Luke Yates have been brilliant and that front three are all helping each other.

"I have set them all targets and they know they are still missing a lot of chances, so there is even more improvement to come, which is exciting.

On the successive league and cup wins, he added: "Saturday was a brilliant victory over a very good Stratford side but being the manager I am I feel that the Bedworth win was the more pleasing for me, especially after it came after the Lord Mayor's Show, as they say.

"It was a very good win for very different reasons.

"That said, the FA Cup win was clearly special and it was great to see the fans getting the Shed End rocking.

"This club has been in the doldrums for a few years recently for different reasons so even though it's still early days it's nice to be able to put smiles on faces again."

Halesowen now face even more cup contests this weekend. They will head to Dereham Town in the FA Trophy this Saturday before going to Evesham United in the League Cup on Monday.

The boss said he'll be looking to rotate his squad so the Yeltz can fight on all fronts.

George Forsyth will have an ankle injury assessed before the weekend but Rob Evans still has two games to serve of a three-match ban.

Josh Hawker has been rested recently after a frantic start to the season but could be back involved on Saturday.