Hebburn Town boss Scott Oliver has been delighted to see smiles instead of frowns around the club this week.
The Hornets chief – along with the players, committee men and fans – have suffered this season after a disappointing start to the campaign.
But their excellent midweek 4-0 victory over Crook Town restored a lot of confidence and boosted the atmosphere around the Sports and Social Ground.
Last season’s top scorer, Channon North, showed signs of getting back to his best with a brace, and Oliver insists there’s more to come from his skipper.
Oliver said: “It was great to see some smiling faces on Tuesday night.
“It’s been a tough few weeks.
“We battered Crook and it could have been a lot more than four.
“Channon scored two, but is still not at his best – when he clicks, I expect us to win a lot of games.”
Hebburn host Alnwick Town tomorrow, with Chris Locke returning to the squad after being out since the second game of the season.
Oliver added: “The lads look hungry to put our bad start behind us and we’re unbeaten in four games now.”