ADIE Mings had only praise for his Chippenham Town side in the wake of their 2-1 victory over Stourbridge at the weekend.

The Bluebirds are yet to drop a point in the Southern League this year and goals from Ross Adams and Sam Allison ensured that record remained intact.

And Mings was delighted with the way his team performed, especially in the wake of a convincing defeat at the hands of the Glassboys earlier in the season.

He said: “I thought the lads were fantastic. I was pleased with the way they applied themselves, their togetherness and their spirit.

“Stourbridge came to us early on in the season and we never coped with their style.

“On Saturday the boys were excellent. They passed the ball very well and made things very difficult for them.

“If it wasn’t for the penalty we could have won a little bit more convincingly.”

Adams and Alex Kite had impressive games at the heart of the Bluebirds defence in the face of fierce aerial pressure from the home side, and Mings added: “They were colossal.

“But the whole back five, Chris Snoddy, Ashley Williams, Ross Adams, Alex Kite, Kev Halliday, were fantastic.

“They were put under pressure, especially late on the game, but they stood up to everything, and as a team we defended really well.”

There had been concerns before the game that Chippenham might struggle against the muscular, direct style of Stourbridge, as they did in the 2-1 home defeat in September.

Although Mings admitted his team’s passing game did not always come out on top, he was pleased to see it do so in the West Midlands.

He said: “We’ve had it levelled at us that we’re not a big side and we haven’t got a big target man, but what I have got is some excellent footballers.

“We’ve got lads who can pass the ball and create things, and have great energy levels and enthusiasm.

“A lot of the players have got all the attributes for the modern game.”