struck in stoppage time with a muscular try from flanker Tom Jordan, the wind strengthened behind Stourbridge
after half-time and Craig Jones replaced Duncan Hughes at fly-half.
Union members, residents, councillors, college students and staff walked the streets of Stourbridge
as part of a community march, campaigning to save the college.
had already been dealt a blow prior to the kick-off with the key trio of Aaron Hayden, Robbie Thompson-Brown and Kaiman Anderson all ruled out through suspension.
But it was Stourbridge
that had a clear advantage - and it lies in the giant clay pots needed to cast the glass in.
responded strongly, however, and put immediate pressure on the Huddersfield back line before notching the first try of the match after 12 minutes through Nathan Bressington.
were deserving winners but will know they were in a game as Caldy caused the visitors some problems in the second half.
is regarded as a major glass manufacturing town, and along with its surrounding areas, has been producing glass since the early 1600s.
Things got worse for Nuns 10 minutes later when Stourbridge
's debutants Matt Williams and Charlie Fellows combined after the hosts had won a line-out, with Fellows crashing over to round off a superb opening 20 minutes for Stourbridge
The second, and perhaps crucial, arrived on the stroke of half-time and on this occasion it was a well-worked Stourbridge
move that undid Merthyr culminating with Rowe getting the better of Jamie Rewbury to this time find the scoresheet.
With the last play before half-time Stourbridge
drew back when a line-out from their own 22-metre line saw a move which was started and finished by Nick Davies.
THE magic of the FA Cup sparkled in the Midlands as non-league Stourbridge
achieved one of the biggest upsets of the first round.
BRAKES were denied their tenth win in a row by a wellorganised Stourbridge
side at a damp New Windmill ground last night.