Stevens sense of relief was all too palpable as Armthorpe record first win since October!

We’ve reported the Winterton Rangers assessment of their 1-0 home defeat to Armthorpe Welfare, so let’s hear from Wellie goalkeeper Andy Stevens, whose clean sheet played a significant part in his 18th-placed side’s first League win since the end of October – and Adam’s sense of relief was all too palpable, writes Colin Muncie.

“Firstly, it’s about time,” Adam told the Armthorpe Welfare website. “Personally, I cannot believe the poor run and lack of results that we have been on. We only have ourselves to blame for that. However yesterday showed exactly what Armthorpe Welfare under Mick (Carmody, Manager) and Jacko (Player-coach Alan Jackson) are about. I thought the pre-match team talk was spot on by them both and I think it largely widened some eyes as to what is going on at the club.”

On to the ninety minutes. “We started off well and got to grips with the game,” Adam told us. “I can’t say we created much but it was positive. Defensively we were solid for the first time in a large number of games and I can’t recall having too much to do. Winterton are a very good side and we had to battle hard but honestly, I think we looked the better side. Towards the end of the first half they had a real good chance that normally Paul Grimes would smash home; but I was fortunate enough to bail the team out and do my job.”

“The second half was very much like the first,” Adam continued. “The lads dug deep and ran themselves into the ground to contain the Winterton side who honestly looked like they were running out of ideas. We got the penalty mid-way through the half which Radders (Liam Radford) put away brilliantly – and we continued on top in my opinion.”

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