WHILE he is delighted to have ended a 12-game winless run in Bostik League division north, Witham Town manager Mark Ashford says his side must now back up their 2-0 success against AFC Sudbury with another performance on Saturday.

Two cracking goals from John Watson ended Witham's wait for a league win that had stretched back to August 18 and saw them back up the 2-2 draw they had earned at Felixstowe and Walton the week before.

However, with his team still sat bottom of the division north table, Ashford knows how important it is for them to press on when they host Romford at the Village Glass Stadium on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

Ashford said; “We’ve talked about pressing on now because while we want the positives that a win like that brings, we have to remember that it’s only one win.

“It won’t mean anything if we don’t perform against Romford, who will present a completely different set of problems.

“It will be a different game and if we don’t come into it thinking we have to roll our sleeves up and work hard then we will find ourselves on the wrong end of it.

“This is the first time this season that we’ve gone back-to-back games without losing and that’s an important step.

“This was a result for all the people who have stayed behind us and all those at the club who do all the jobs that people don’t see but mean so much.

“It was good to be able to get it for them.

“Everyone is feeling a lot more positive with a win behind us, but for me, it did not feel as though we were miles better than we had been in other games.

“I think we were equally good before, but we just didn’t get the breaks that we did against Sudbury."

Ashford was particularly pleased for Watson as the Witham stalwart's twin strike proved what a valuable member of the Town squad he still is.

“It was great to see a great servant to the team get those two goals," added the Witham boss.

“I asked him afterwards when was the last time that he scored twice in a game and he said it was probably going back to his Essex Senior League days.

“He has been around the club for a long time and we are delighted that he has agreed to continue playing this year.

“It hasn’t been the easiest opening period for him as he has been in and out of the team, but he has now started the last few games and his experience is invaluable to us.

“John has been really important for us and his goals were a reward for what he has done.

“I think you’re seeing him back to his best levels and the goals were the icing on the cake.

“Just look at the pictures of him after he scored that second goal and you can see what it meant to him.

“It doesn’t matter if you are 18 or 84, scoring is a magic moment and that showed on John’s face.

“It is great for someone who has been here so long to still be having moments like that.”