Hucknall Town secured their first win of the season at the fifth time of asking as they disposed of bottom-of-the-table Lincoln United on Saturday.
Julian Topliss scored the only goal of the game on 34 minutes, driving the ball in off a post from the edge of the penalty area to secure the points and move the Yellows above Loughborough Dynamo in the table after their defeat at home to Stamford.
Lincoln rarely had a shot on target while Hucknall’s Jamie Brown and Chris Baugh both missed great opportunities to extend the lead in the second-half.
But boss Brett Marshall was delighted to have finally got a win on the board after previously only having a point from the clash at Newcastle Town to show for his team’s efforts.
He said: “It was a hard game as Lincoln are down there scrapping for their lives as well, but the players did what we asked them to do and that can be the difference between winning and losing.
“We should really have won the game more comfortably, but sometimes, as we’ve seen from some of our defeats, the scores don’t always reflect the performance.”