Golcar United bounced back after a heavy defeat with a gritty 4-1 win at Daisy Hill – but the victory came at a cost.
Top scorer Ash Flynn struck the fourth goal but in doing so went down with a hamstring injury.
The injury is still being assessed but it surely makes him a doubt for Tuesday night’s re-arranged home game against Cleator Moor Celtic (8.00).
The Weavers crashed 7-3 at unbeaten North West Counties Division One North leaders Bury AFC last Tuesday but banished the memory on Saturday with Dan Naidole settling nerves with an early strike.
Nick Crane claimed a goal after a goalmouth scramble and the third went in off Daisy Hill defender Nathan Strong after Dan Stocker failed to connect with a header.
The fourth was a typically clinical finish from Flynn but his strike resulted in a hamstring problem.
Afterwards Flynn said: “It wasn’t our best performance but it was a gritty performance after Tuesday’s embarrassment when we didn’t give a good account of ourselves and Bury played very well.
“It was another goal for me but I pulled my hamstring as I made the shot so it’s a little bitter sweet.”
Flynn said it was good to get back on track and added: “We have a great dressing room, a top set of lads and good gaffers so we will keep going.”
Golcar finally get to play Cleator Moor Celtic on Tuesday after the fixture was postponed at the end of August in controversial circumstances, and re-arranged for a second time because of cup commitments.
Cumbria-based Celtic called off the fixture, scheduled for Saturday August 28, at the eleventh hour claiming they couldn’t raise a team.
Officials at the North West Counties League were less than impressed and the club was fined £750 and docked three points.
Golcar consider the matter closed and joint boss Ash Connor said: “We’ll be glad to get the fixture played and then hopefully we can just all move on. Cleator are a good club with good people and they just made the wrong call on this occasion.”
A win will lift Golcar back into second place, three points behind Bury AFC.