Jim Scott was pleased to see Rothwell Corinthians show “a bit of fight” as they finally ended their miserable run of form in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division.
Having enjoyed an impressive start to the season, Corinthians headed to Boston Town on Tuesday night on the back of a run of 10 matches without a win.
They looked to be heading for another bad night when they fell behind but two goals from Joey Wright turned things around and secured a 2-1 success.
And the win was met with relief by joint-manager Scott, who conceded it has been tough to get his team motivated in recent weeks.
“It’s not been fun,” said Scott, whose team take on Sleaford Town at Sergeants Lawn this weekend.
“It’s difficult when you have a good start like we did. We fell away a bit, we are safe and we have probably lacked a little bit of motivation.
“I know there has been some talk about play-offs at this level to make things interesting but then you have the issues of ground regulations and whether teams who might be involved actually want to go up or not.
“It has been hard to get everyone motivated recently. But we haven’t played badly, it’s just been a case of us not having that extra bit of fight when things have gone against us.
“But we saw some fight on Tuesday night and that was pleasing.
“It was a long journey for a midweek, the pitch was poor and we went behind.
“But it was nice to see a bit of fight, nice to score some good goals and we enjoyed getting that win.”
Whitworth slipped to a 6-3 defeat at Harborough Town on Tuesday night as they continue to struggle at the wrong end of the table.
The Flourmen have a big game tomorrow (Saturday) as they entertain St Andrews, who sit just below them on goal difference, at London Road.
Wellingborough Town will be looking to maintain their impressive form under Nathan Marsh when they take on Daventry Town at the Dog & Duck while Desborough Town, who saw their midweek clash at Leicester Nirvana postponed, will hope to be back in action at ON Chenecks.
Burton Park Wanderers secured the local bragging rights in UCL Division One in midweek.
Wanderers claimed a 2-1 success at Irchester United on Tuesday night as the Romans were denied the chance to make it a fine few days.
Irchester were one of the few teams to get a game on last weekend and it was well worth it as goals from Dan Spaughton, Alfie Taylor, James Dickson and Ryan Lovell gave them a 4-3 home victory over Huntingdon Town.
Wanderers will be looking to follow up their impressive win at Alfred Street when they entertain Lutterworth Town at Latimer Park tomorrow.
And Irchester are also back on home soil but face the toughest of tests when they take on champions-elect Pinchbeck United.
Elsewhere this weekend, Stewarts & Lloyds have the opportunity to move off the foot of the table when they head to Oakham United, who are just one point above the Foundrymen.
Rushden & Higham United are also on the road as they go to Melton Town while Thrapston Town have home advantage as they take on Buckingham Town at Chancery Lane.