WORTHING Football Club boss Adam Hinshelwood praised his side’s performance after their 2-0 win against East Grinstead last night.
The victory moved Rebels up into the Ryman League South Division play-off places and followed up their 2-1 win at Redhill on Saturday.
Hinshelwood said: “The last two performances have been really pleasing actually. We probably haven’t been our usual pretty self and played nice football but have managed to grind out results.
“I think that’s a sign of where the team has come, they’re learning now that it’s not just about development, it’s about getting those three points as well - managing games and grinding out results and that’s been pleasing to see in the last couple of games.”
The win was Rebels’ sixth in their last eight league matches, with a 5-1 home defeat to leaders Burgess Hill their only loss in that run, and Hinshelwood said: “If you take the Burgess Hill game out of the equation, we’re on a good little run. Hopefully we’ve learned from that game, I have and the players have.
“When the next game comes along on Saturday, which will be a tough test against Hastings, it’s another opportunity, if we apply ourselves right, to get more points on the board.”
Hinshelwood also praised his side’s togetherness and said: “I said all along that if we went on a run like this, with the togetherness that the team has got, it could lead to something.
“In this league, everyone beats every one and we’ve still got to go to South Park as well, so that will put importance on to that game.
“It’s just a pleasure to talk about that type of stuff, really.
“It’s a great achievement by the players. I’ve got to give them full credit and it’s testament to their character really.
“They just want to stay because they enjoy what we’re doing and also because they enjoy the togetherness in the group.
“When you’re doing things in the right way, which these youngsters appreciate, they’ll stick around and think ‘I’m enjoying it here, why should I go and move on?’
“You wouldn’t know that they’re not getting paid with the way they apply themselves and the way they’re working.
“Full credit to them and also to the fans for sticking behind us. It was a good turn-out again on a cold, blustery, winter night.
“We’re just hoping that we can all pull together - the fans, the players, the management staff and everyone. It’s just brought everyone closer together and we just want to keep on putting in a shift for them and for each other.”