Winslow United manager Scott Reynolds was encouraged by his team’s display after their battling 3-1 defeat to title-chasing Bedford.
Despite the result putting Winslow bottom of SSML Division One, Reynolds is confident his side will turn their form round.
He said: “Despite the final score, the players and I were very positive after the game.
“We competed solidly for 90 minutes against another one of the better sides in the division. If we can give that type of effort and display that type of attitude in forthcoming games, we will begin to climb the table very soon.
“Further positives were that Carl Moreton has returned to the fold and club captain Ed Kisaalu came on from the bench after several weeks out due to injury.”
Inevitably, Bedford attacked from kick-off but, despite the visitors having several chances, Winslow defended resolutely in a goalless first half that saw the Bedford manager sent off.
Bedford had to wait until the hour-mark to finally break the deadlock, but Winslow showed good character with both Nick Farrow and Carl Moreton close to restoring parity.
However, United’s brave resistance was broken by two late Bedford goals, although James Bishop did head home a deserved consolation for Winslow.