REDDITCH United went through to the next round of the FA Trophy after a win described by their manager as “outstanding.”

The Reds won 2-1 against Step 2 side Rushall Olympic at the Valley stadium on Saturday, November 18.

The team saw goals from Ryan Wollacott and Musa Ceesay in the first half an hour of the game with Andre Carvalho-Landell scoring for Rushall in the second half.

After the game, manager Matt Clarke said: “I thought the boys were outstanding, absolutely outstanding to a man.

“I thought in the first half we were head and shoulders the better team.

“If were had been three or four nil up they couldn’t have had any complaints.

“We knew the second half would be tough. We knew they would come out. They were going to react, they were going to be better and they were.

“Two or three minutes into the second half we have an unbelievable chance, great football.”

Clarke said the team could have sewn the game up at that point but Rushall came back fighting.

He said: “We’ve got to be clinical and I think that’s been a big problem for us this season. We’ve got into real good positions in games and we’ve not closed the game off. But in saying that Rushall then had their spell and scored.

“We tinkered a little bit and made a change. We plugged the central area where they were getting a lot of possession I thought the boys absolutely worked so hard. If I’m being honest I don’t think our keeper’s made many saves for us.

“Despite all the possession they had and territory we still looked very dangerous on the counter.

“I think it’s a very well-deserved win against a really good side. We are obviously really pleased.”

Clarke said as part of a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ Alex Cameron and Callum Rowe didn’t play as they are dual registered to both teams.

The team will play Radcliffe FC in the third round of the tournament on Saturday, December 9.