PAUL Smith has hailed the way his Halesowen players dominated against Grantham to make more FA Trophy progress.

The Yeltz secured a 2-1 home victory over their Northern Premier League opponents last Saturday thanks to a brace from Reece Hewitt.

The win sees Smith's men book a third qualifying round clash with National League North outfit Gateshead at the Grove on November 23.

It was the manner of the victory that pleased the manager the most.

He said: "It was the most one-sided 2-1 win I've seen for some time and the scoreline really doesn't reflect our dominance.

"I heard an interview with their manager saying how poor his side were but that is a little disrespectful to us.

"We started on the front foot and stopped them playing early on. You have to remember they are a very good side who put five past Rushall Olympic in the previous round.

"We now have a very tough test in the next round against Gateshead but it's at home and it's a game we will all look forward to.

"The fans were brilliant on Saturday. We had 500 in there but it sounded like 5,000.

"We are playing well but the fans are paying us back in bucket loads.

"We did well against Altrincham in the FA Cup and were a little unlucky to lose that game, so I'll be reminding the players that we are capable of performing against teams at that level."

The Yeltz must turn their attention back to their league form this Saturday when they travel to Kempston.

Smith added: "People will look at the Kempston game and think it's an easy win just because they're second from bottom, but that is far from the case.

"They turned over Corby at the weekend and that has to set the alarm bells ringing for us.

"There is no way we must take them for granted. We're on a very good run of form but we have to keep working to make sure it stays that way."

Simeon Cobourne is doubtful with a knee injury ahead of Saturday's trip to Kempston but fellow new arrival McKauley Manning is nearing his introduction.