MANAGER Carl Adams was a happy man as Stratford Town finally got the win their recent play deserved against St Neots on Saturday.
Town’s previous three league matches, all away from home, saw them claim just two points despite good performances at Merthyr, Redditch and Banbury.
It all came together for Town against a shell-shocked St Neots, who found themselves 3-0 down inside 13 minutes.
“This was just what we needed,” beamed a delighted Adams.
“I could not emphasis enough to the lads how important a game this was and they responded magnificently.
“I believe that we’ve played well in recent weeks without getting what we deserved, but we certainly put on the style this afternoon and showed that we are a very good team.
“Our ambition this season is to close the gap on the mid-table teams in this league, and this result shows that we are well on the way to achieving that.
“In this game we’ve also had to cope with the departure of Richard Gregory following on from losing Dior Angus and Jamie Sheldon, and not many squads would have done that.
“But Edwin Ahenkorah and Mike Taylor have done the business and it’s also allowed us to give some game time to Charlie Evans and Dylan Parker (youth team graduates).
“We can now expect a tough game at Biggleswade, but I’m targeting the following two home games against Hayes and Yeading and Kings Langley for maximum points.”
The win moves Town up to 16th in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier, five points clear of the relegation zone.
Town go to Biggleswade on Tuesday before they welcome Hayes and Yeading United to the DCS on Saturday.