WORCESTER Raiders manager Karl Gormley described the 3-1 league win at Longlevens as a "priceless three points", with his side overcoming a number of hurdles on the night.

Battling the conditions and losing goalkeeper Ryan Young late on - winger Isaac Cooper putting on the gloves for the final 15 minutes - Raiders scored twice in the closing stages to make it back-to-back Hellenic League Premier victories in five days.

The result also moves them up into second in the table, four points behind leaders Corsham.

"It's a priceless three points," said Gormley. "It is going to be a difficult season, we knew that with Worcester City and Corsham in the league but we will keep going.

"Our lads will keep pushing until the end. There are lots of positives for us to take from both this game and last week at Westfields.

"We had a flat couple of weeks but the last two results have given the club a bit of a boost to the players, us coaches and the supporters as well.

"Everyone is buzzing again now and that's what we want, that's why we're here."

But it was not all plane sailing for Raiders on the night. Bailey Fuller did give them the lead in the first-half but Longlevens pushed the visitors back for the next hour and got a deserved equaliser when a shot from distance slipped under Ryan Young.

The keeper was helped off the pitch with a knee injury, meaning Cooper had to put on the gloves with no replacement on the bench.

New signing Zaq Hussain then marked his first start since the move from Worcester City with an invaluable assist with eight minutes to go as his cross was headed into his own net by Jack Beardsell.

Hussain then secured the win with a terrific finish into the top corner.

"We never do it easy," added Gormley. "First-half I thought we started well up until the goal. We were on top and looked really bright.

"But once we got the goal, we seemed to sit back and we gave them the impetus and they came at us for the rest of the half. We then told the lads at half-time to control the game a bit better and kill it off.

"We came out second-half and didn't get going. The weather played a big part in that but it is the same for both teams.

"Once they equalised and got their goal, it gave us a boost and then we went and got going which is a bit frustrating but to come over here at mid-week, to get a win, we have to be happy with that. Performance wise we are never happy but the result was brilliant.

"Zaq (Hussain) showed that quality late on with the run for the second and then the goal, he gives us so much quality and we know what he is capable of and that was there for us all to see, especially the third goal he scored."