DEREK GOULDING has revealed his delight after Burscough secured a first league win in over a month.
The Linnets saw off New Mills 3-2 at Victoria Park last weekend to pick up three points for the first time since November 5.
Victory helped move the Greens up to 16th in the Evo-Stik Premier Division and left Goulding feeling positive about putting a run of form together.
Burscough travel to Northwich Victoria this weekend who have recently appointed Jim Gannon as their temporary new manager with Lee Ashcroft starting a 10 game stadium ban.
Goulding says he expects Northwich's players to have an extra spring in their step with a new manager to impress.
"We are pleased to get that win because it is nice to break a sequence without a win," said Goulding.
"We have picked up a few draws recently but it was good to get the win.
"Hopefully now we can keep that focus and keep winning.
"But we have some difficult games coming up.
"We've played better this season and not won. So it was just about competing with New Mills. It was a decent game and overall it was us who took the initiative.
"In spells they did well themselves but we managed to hang on. It was pleasing."
He added: "You always get that feeling when a team gets a new manager.
"Everyone tends to try and put a show on when someone comes in. But it would've been a hard game even without them having a new manager because they had been doing reasonably well this season anyway."
Although Goulding knows Burscough face a tough game against 10th place Northwich, he insists they will go there looking for the win.
"I always try and win. Sometimes it comes back to kick you and you think that maybe you should've set up to try and be harder to beat.
"But I have always had the mindset of being positive."