Jones eyes run as Rovers claim an overdue victory
CLIVE Jones hopes Willand Rovers can use Saturday's win away to fellow strugglers Wells City to gather momentum and climb away from the foot of the table.
Willand, who named debutants Scott Rogers and Steve Orchard in their starting XI, came from behind for a first league win in two months thanks to a Danny Jee double.
The goals came after a poor first half in which Jake Brown gave the hosts a deserved lead after charging down Ryan Draper's clearance.
The win – Rovers' first away from home since the start of September – leaves them second from bottom, one point behind Wells ahead of Saturday's match at home to Bridport.
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And Jones hopes Saturday's morale-boosting victory will see tensions ease at Silver Street.
"We have to get away from the bottom and that is what I have to focus on next," said Jones.
"I take responsibility for how we have been doing and I have to get the team away from the bottom.
"Once we do that then I can start enjoying myself because we haven't been good enough recently.
"Everyone has been tense at the club including myself, so I do shout at times when I shouldn't, but once we start getting some more wins then we can all relax a little.
"We were just the better side on the day though. Everyone worked really hard and I'll happily praise the players because they all did well.
"But we will be back in training and working hard again because we need to get some more wins to start climbing the table."
Wells opened the scoring following Draper's clearance after nine minutes as Brown rolled the ball into an empty net.
Jee bundled in his first from a corner four minutes after the restart. He then slotted a penalty five minutes later following a handball in the box after Rogers – who has joined Rovers initially for a month – saw his shot strike a hand in the box.
"There has been a lot made of the players I have brought in but I thought my skipper Danny Jee was enormous for us – he was superb," said Jones, who confirmed he was still looking to sign two more players.
"I told my players before that Scott Rogers was a good player but he isn't Pele so they would have to do lots of work too and they did."