FOOTBALL: BRAKES boss Paul Holleran believes his side rediscovered their DNA following a confidence boosting one goal win against FC United of Manchester.
Following a six-game losing streak, Brakes were in desperate need of points having earned just three points from their opening seven games of the season.
A lack of chances in the first half was followed by a quick-moving second, which provided three goals in just 13 minutes – with Brakes earning two of them.
Speaking after the match, Holleran said Saturday’s win keeps his men ‘in the pack’.
“We’re not drifting away,” said Holleran.
“The bank holiday weekend was tough but it was nice to look like the Leamington we’ve been watching in the last two seasons again. We got our DNA back.
“We went back to basics and looked solid. We played some good football and it was a much improved performance.
“Our performance was all about heart. There was big commitment and effort.
“You could see the players were desperate to get over the line and there were a couple of situations we could’ve managed better.
“Because we weren’t two goals down after 20 minutes, we managed to get a foothole in the game and it opened up.
“We were too deep and desperate at the end. But that comes with not winning.”
A tough August schedule doesn’t get easier for the Brakes with two games in just three days next week – both away trips to Darlington and Curzon Ashton.
Holleran said: “We’ve been a bit easy to play against the last few games.
“We’ve struggled with personnel and we are not quite right yet. It’s a difficult league to try and rebuild and fill holes.
“One or two players are patched up a bit because of the schedule.”