Hinshelwood: Wins are building belief
Manager Adam Hinshelwood was understandably delighted with his side’s performance after a 4-0 win over Merstham on New Years Day in the Bostik League Premier Division.
A hat-trick from Kieron Pamment and a first Worthing goal for Joe Clark capped an impressive festive period for the Mackerel Men which has seen them move off the bottom of the table for the first time since August and into 22nd place, level on points with Harlow Town and three points clear of West Sussex rivals Burgess Hill Town.
Hinshelwood was keen to praise a good team performance, ‘It was really good, everything came together today from a clean sheet to chances ending up in the net, the first half was especially pleasing. We created probably as many chances as we have in previous games, the difference being we were more clinical in front of goal and could easily have been 3 or 4 up by half time. We said to the boys at half time coming in 1-0 up that the next goal was crucial, we got it and went for more.’
Hinshelwood was also quick to praise hat-trick hero Pamment, ‘Kieron came to Worthing keen to test himself at this level and he’s more than matched what we were looking for and has a very good work-rate, he doesn’t give anyone a minute’s piece in the midfield.’
‘We certainly didn’t expect to see come here and win so convincingly, their manager was very complimentary about us in his programme notes and we just need to make sure we’re not complacent in what we do going forward. We did manage to restrict them to only one or two half chances so we need to ensure we keep those standards the same until the end of the season, now we’re off the bottom we have to keep working to move further up the table.’
‘There is a belief amongst the players now which has come from winning games, they’re a young group of lads who we have to make sure don’t get too complacent but keep mentally switched on to what is happening around them to make sure we keep the momentum going. It was nice to see the five players who weren’t in the sixteen wanting to come and support those playing, that’s the type of squad we have here.’
Hinshelwood also added, ‘Teams are certainly seeing that Worthing will give them a tough match, we’re up there in the form table and we’ve shown we can compete with the top sides beating Tonbridge and Folkestone, and we’ll give as good as we can for the rest of the season.’