Kidderminster Harriers boss John Eustace praised his young squad for how they coped with Saturday’s physical FA Cup test at the hands of Tamworth at Aggborough.
Harriers roared to a 4-0 win, thanks in part to three quick-fire goals in the first half.
It meant the team racked up an aggregate 10-0 victory over the Lambs over the course of the week, leaving the Aggborough chief plenty satisfied.
Those figures tell a story of comfort for Harriers but, in truth, Saturday’s game was anything but easy-going.
Speaking at the full-time whistle he admitted he was proud of how his charges had coped with an inevitable response from the visitors on the back of the midweek fixture.
“It was a good performance and a fantastic win – it’s good to be into the next round,” he said.
“We knew it was going to a very tough game; it was a tough game on Tuesday.
“They’re a good team with an excellent manager… the last two games against them have been a great experience for my boys.
“They’re young boys and they’re learning… I was pleased with how they handled the reaction from Tamworth because we were expecting a tough, physical game.
“I was pleased with how the lads stood up to it.”