Winslow United overcame their recent mini-blip in form on Tuesday evening when they ran out 2-1 winners away at Stony Stratford Town.
Prior to kick-off, United had gone five games without a win – the latest of those a 6-2 home defeat to Codicote on Saturday.
Dale Butler’s first half goal saw Winslow go into half-time level at 1-1, but an ill-disciplined second half performance allowed Codicote to run away with victory, before Hately Mercer bagged a late consolation from the penalty spot.
Manager Scott Reynolds blamed the defeat on “too many individual errors and poor decisions” as well as a “lack of leadership” and urged his side to turn it around when they travelled to local rivals Stony on Tuesday.
However, things began poorly for United with the home side starting on the front foot before taking a 17th minute lead, but Winslow gradually gained the upper hand with Mercer, Jason Costello and Tom Williams all going close.
The equaliser eventually arrived on 36 minutes when Daniel Jones picked up the ball on the right of the area, cut inside and curled a pinpoint effort around the home goalkeeper and inside the far post.
Winslow came out with more intent after the restart and dominated much of the second half before deservedly clinching the winner through Costello.
Reynolds said afterwards: “A must win game was won. We displayed character and pride and put a few wrongs right from Saturday. We can now prepare well and look forward to another tough local derby away at the Athletic on Saturday.”