Mervue Utd recorded their first home win of the season and only their second of the season with a 1-0 victory over midland neighbours Athlone Town.
A late Nicky Curran strike sealed all three points in Terryland Park on Saturday afternoon, delighting manager Tom French.
"I was very happy with the win and especially keeping a clean sheet for the first time this season. It was a game that if we hadn’t come away with the three points, I would have been bitterly disappointed.
“ The result will be good for the confidence of the squad. The lads deserved the win with the shift that they put in. They worked hard all throughout and, while they were unfortunate not to be one or two up, they kept plugging away till we got the goal.”
Mervue were only under pressure in the last three minutes. Athlone, with only a couple of shots throughout the game, did create chances to level very late.
“We are definitely on the right track as this was seven points in four games. We feel we can start moving up the table, but won’t get carried away as there are no easy games for us,” French said.
“We will keep trying to do things right and it’s only a matter of time till we get ourselves back in the mix. "