Aylesbury FC bagged their first victory of the season with a 2-1 triumph over Barton Rovers on Tuesday night to ease the pressure on boss Craig Faulconbridge.
The player-manager said the Red Insure Cup victory left him feeling ‘over the moon’ after a tricky start to life in the hot seat.
In recent weeks the striker had criticised his side’s wastefulness and despite his maiden win, he did so again after the match.
He said: “It was a very positive performance. But we need to start completing our chances.
“I am a stickler for getting things right. I’m not going to stop, I need to make this team as competitive as I can.”
Goals from Danilson Vicente and Sonny French gave the Moles their first win.
But when Faulconbridge’s men wasted a host of chances and Rovers took an early lead, the former Coventry striker feared another barren day in front of goal.
He said: “It was frustrating because we had most the play.”
The win had an extra gloss for Faulconbridge after FC overcame a straight red card for Davis Haule, a decision the boss felt was a ‘bit of nothing’.
“He went up for a ball and caught the guy in the face. He made a meal of it but now we’re going to lose him (Haule) for three games.”
After French’s match winning contribution, Faulconbridge singled out the midfield man for praise.
“Now he’s got fit I’m seeing what I saw last season. He ran the show for us last season and last night.”
With the Moles not playing until next wekeend at Woodford United, Faulconbridge said he is going to use the break to identify a new forward.
“I need a goalscorer. I’ve got my eye on a couple of players. The win has not stopped my desire to get a 20-25 goals a season striker,” he said.
Having played four of the top five already this season, Faulconbridge said he hoped the side would now kick on.