Royston Town made it four Southern League wins from four and six unbeaten after a dogged display at Bromsgrove Sporting.

Daniel Anyadike got the only goal of the game on the hour, with the 1-0 win lifting them up to the dizzy heights of 10th, 11 points clear of relegation now and nine off a play-off spot.

And manager Chris Watters was full of admiration for the efforts of his squad in Worcestershire.

He said: "It was probably one of the ugliest games of football anyone will watch on a very difficult pitch but that is some serious defending we have done.

"They had a chance right at the end of the first half [and the save by Louis Chadwick] is a good as a goal.

"Other than that we have dealt with everything.

"It probably had 0-0 written all over it but when you keep grafting and are industrious as we were and you keep putting the ball into dangerous areas, sometimes you get that bit of luck.

"We went uphill in the first half and had the objective of keeping a clean sheet.

"We then came in and tinkered with the shape but you can't play football on that, so we kept putting it down their throat.

"It was a thoroughly deserved win but we would have taken a 0-0 with the run they've been on."

The game was noteworthy though for the first appearance of Dan Baulk off the bench.

The youngster takes the total coming through the ranks up to three and Watters says that is something to be celebrated.

He said: "It is so nice having three youth products coming through. We took one off, Kian Harness, to bring on Dan.

"Credit to what Matty and Dan are doing in the U23s and it is lovely.

"We want youth products coming through and we have talented youngsters in that squad."

Royston Crow: Royston Town manager Chris Watters. Picture: PETER SHORTRoyston Town manager Chris Watters. Picture: PETER SHORT (Image: Peter Short)

Next up though is a clash with AFC Telford United at Garden Walk and the gaffer is chomping at the bit for the game.

He said: "What we've tried to do is get to where no team gets the double over us.

"Second game of the season Bromsgrove came and absolutely battered us and I didn't see that 4-0 defeat coming at all.

"The Telford one I understood [a 3-0 loss on opening day]. I got my tactical element wrong on the day so it is a fixture I have been looking forward to."