New Leyland United boss Kenny Mayers got off to the perfect start on Saturday, as his inherited team returned from Cumbria with three precious points.
Mayers was on the scoresheet as his side climbed to sixth in the West Lancashire League Division Two, after a 4-0 win at bottom-of-the table Barrow Wanderers.
His strike complemented others from Darryl Johnson, Michael Hindle and Danny Dawson, the former Chorley and Morecambe star saying: “It was nice to get off to a winning start.
“I’m not getting too carried away regarding their position, but we still had to get there and perform, and they only lost by one goal to the top-of-the table team last week.
“We’ve a lot of travelling in this division, heading to Cumbria seven times this season, but a victory certainly makes it an easier journey home.”
Mayers planned to hang up his boots when he left Coppull United earlier this season, but he decided it made sense to lead by example on the pitch on Saturday.
He added: “If I can pass on any experience, that can help hopefully. But this wasn’t about individuals, it was a good all-round team performance.
“I watched the team last week, and saw a good performance then too, and want to see lots of commitment and desire every week.
“When you get a win under your belt you want to carry on, and unfortunately we haven’t a game next Saturday. But we have a few training sessions before to assess a few players.
“Our reserves are at Croston next weekend, so I’ll see if we can get a few first teamers involved and see what the reserves have to offer too.
“I’ll be looking to add to different areas, and it’s more about building a good squad rather than just a team of 11 players.”