Team Northumbria returned to winning ways in the Northern League second division this afternoon, comfortably seeing off tough opponents Tow Law Town.
Three second half goals secured an important three points for TN who have struggled to find the back of the net of late.
Manager Colin Stromsoy admitted it was a relief to be back on track but believes his team’s performance can still improve.
“It wasn’t our most fluent performance,” he said. “There were three terrific goals against a Tow Law side who are really good across the park.
“They set up to frustrate us – they’re well drilled and a very disciplined side.
“3-0 probably reflected the balance of play but we weren’t at our best - we had a few passes going astray here and there so we're not quite there yet.
“It was a nervous performance from us but one that was definitely good enough.
“The big thing for us to take away from the game - and it’s been a long time coming - is that we kept a clean sheet which is great.
“Nick Green has played really well all season and was exceptional for us this afternoon.
“Dan Taggart scored another good goal, and Aiden Heywood cut in off the left and put one in the top corner so, overall, it was a pleasing performance.”
TN handed Nathan Evans his debut following his transfer from Northern League division two side Thornaby this week.
“We gave Nathan his debut and he did really well and played a huge part in one of the goals,” added Stromsoy.
“We’ve been watching him for a number for weeks and we think he’s got the right character to fit right in with our culture here.
“Ben Dibb-Fuller has come back from injury, got himself a goal and given us a really promising 20 minutes which is really positive.
“There is definitely room for improvement – we weren’t as good on the ball as last week but our finishing was great today which is really encouraging.”
TN travel to Stockton Town on Wednesday night in the Northern League second division.