GREYHOUND took a vital victory in their bid to beat the Midlands 4 West (South) relegation battle by seeing off basement side Redditch 32-14.

Under new manager Darren Turner the hosts were always in charge kicking early points and keeping the scoreboard ticking over.

"It was a good win although we were hoping to score a few more points in the second half but the weather made it hard in the last 15 minutes," said head coach James Handley.

"The weather stopped the game flowing. It was a much needed win for us as we're fighting a relegation battle at the minute.

"It was great to get the win and to get a bonus point was superb. The win meant we moved up out of the relegation zone."

James Handley is the new head coach this season for the Hereford Racecourse club with Darren Turner coming in as first team manager.

"Darren (Turner) is the new manager and I have just started this season doing some coaching," added Handley.

"They were promoted last year but didn't have a coach for this year."

Greyhound are one of four teams separated by three points in the relegation battle.

They travel to fourth place Bedworth on Saturday before a break in action followed by the visit of Bromyard on March 2.

"It's a matter of trying to put some good performances in on the back of the weekend's win," added Handley.

"We're going away with a strong team so hopefully we can come away with the win and if not we will be looking for bonus points."