TOMMY LAWSON says victory over Witton Albion has helped Skelmersdale United get defeat to Chorley out of their system.
And the 4-0 win in the Doodson Sport Cup victory on Tuesday night also allowed the United manager to give a trio of players vital minutes on the pitch.
Lewis Field made his first appearance of the season, Rob McIntosh played for the first time in 10 weeks and new loan signing Sean Miller made his debut.
Lawson was thrilled to be able to introduce the players at half-time with Skem already 2-0 up and praised their performance in difficult conditions.
"The weather didn't make for much of a spectacle but under the circumstances we played some attractive football," said Lawson.
"We had a couple of games called off following the Chorley game and when you've fallen off the bike you just want to get back on as soon as possible.
"It was important to get the Chorley game behind us, put a performance in and come away with a result.
"We hit all of the buttons."
Skem were playing for the first time since Matty Hughes was sold to League Two side Fleetwood Town and Lawson says it was important for them to make a statement.
"And with Matty Hughes leaving for pastures new it was important that people didn't perceive us as a one trick pony.
"Our club has had this in the past and so this isn't a new situation for us because we have lost players.
"But we have never been a one trick pony.
"The lads got out there and worked very hard against the wind in the first-half.
"I then made three substitutions at half-time and brought on Lewis Field, Rob McIntosh and Sean Miller.
"It was good to get half a game into those players. And all in all it was a really encouraging win. Witton are not a bad side at all and do not look like a bottom of the table team."
Lawson, meanwhile, says Skem are looking at making more signings in the coming weeks.
"We are actively searching for reinforcements in one or two areas," confirmed Lawson.
Skem welcome Buxton to West Lancashire this weekend (3pm).