PAUL HARRIS wants Pershore Town’s players to use their first win of the West Midlands League Premier Division season as a confidence-giving catalyst to further improvement.
Goals from Jordan Haywood and James Taylor sealed a 2-1 victory at Hereford side Pegasus Juniors on Saturday for the Plums’ first three-point haul in their fourth game in the new league.
Manager Harris praised his squad for their endeavour and persistence in getting the victory at a team which had won two of their opening three matches.
“Proud would be an understatement. The lads battled from the first to the 96th minute to earn our first three points,” he said.
“It was a hard away fixture but it’s nice to get the win we deserve. Our season is up and running now and we will look to build on last weekend’s result.”
Pershore will seek to do exactly that on Bank Holiday Monday (3pm) when they return to Hereford to tackle hosts Hereford Lads Club, who lie fourth in the table after taking nine points from a possible 12.
Pershore struck first against Pegasus when Haywood nipped in to control the ball as the defence hesitated and slotted home from eight yards on 36 minutes.
The home side hit back when Kyle Panniers headed home an equaliser four minutes into the second period, but Pershore were rewarded with the winner through Taylor on 68 minutes.
In the Smedley Crooke Memorial Charity Cup, Pershore will be at home in the first round to Uttoxeter Town.