WOODHOUSE United ended a long spell without a win when they beat visitors Duke of Wellington 3-1 in the Rochdale Sunday League.
The promoted side notched a start of season hat-trick but had managed only one draw in nine games since before last weekend's deserved success.
Boss Marc Walters was pleased his side had managed to perform over the full 90 minutes and was by no means surprised by the scoreline, even though Wellington were fourth in the first division table.
"I was expecting it because we should have beaten them away," he said.
Callum Hallinan scrambled the opening goal after 20 minutes and Gary Fish doubled the lead just before half time, his low 25-yard effort going past several defenders and the 'keeper, who should have made a save.
The visitors pulled one back with a good individual goal just past the hour mark but Joe Whitham's run down the right and cross to the far post enabled Hallinan to wrap up victory.
Walters is keen to keep the ball rolling, believing another two wins from the last five games might be enough to keep Woodhouse up.
United are away to bottom of the table FC Players on Sunday but Walters believes the hosts may now be much stronger after an influx of players from a top section team which has folded.