Dan Naidole hopes Golcar United’s first win in five league matches can help the club build momentum and start climbing the table.
The Weavers secured a vital 2-1 win against close rivals Eccleshill United at the Skye Direct Stadium on Saturday.
George Doyle put Golcar in front before Naidole made it 2-0. However, Naidole dropped a back pass short and allowed Eccleshill to pull a goal back and make it a nervy last half hour.
Golcar also had to be grateful late on to keeper Harry Stead who turned in a Man of the Match performance.
The Weavers were beaten 3-0 at Garforth Town last time out and Naidole said: “We needed a reaction after the Garforth game and with Eccleshill being near us in the table it was important we got the three points.
“Fortunately, we did after I made it a bit tight at the end with a poor pass back. Thankfully Steady was our saviour with some really important saves in the last few minutes.”
After a goalless first half, Golcar went ahead shortly after the re-start when Dan Stocker crossed for Doyle to head home.
Six minutes later Golcar were in the driving seat when brilliant work from Kai Phillip on the wing set up Naidole who rifled the ball into the bottom right corner from the edge of the box.
Just after the hour came Naidole’s error and Emmanuel Amole pounced to give the visitors hope of a comeback.
Images by: Huddersfield Hub photographer SEAN DOYLE
Former Emley striker Doyle has now scored six goals since joining Golcar, helping fill the void left by the prolific Kayle Price.
Naidole said: “George has been that missing link in our attack. As well as being a great finisher he has more to his game. His hold-up play and aerial threat causes problems for the opposition and our other attackers are benefitting.
“Before George came in, scoring goals was our problem and goals win games. George has come in and hit the ground running. Now we just need to make it count.”
Golcar take on another struggling side in Maltby Main at the Skye Direct Stadium on Saturday November 11 and Naidole added: “After that win last Saturday it’s now about how we can build on it in the next game and create some momentum.
“Going forward into the season I think we need to add more goals from other positions and be harder to beat.”