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Yoker Athletic 0 - 2 Newmains United

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CRAIG GUPWELL has saluted Newmains United’s players after a change of approach altered their fortunes.

The Victoria Park side collected their first points of the season – – and in the West of Scotland League – with this impressive win at Yoker Athletic.

Goals in either half from Lee Nichol and Marc Howson lifted them up to seventh spot in Conference C.

After losing their opening two matches Gupwell and fellow co-boss Paul Davies tweaked things for the clash at Holm Park.

They saw the move pay off handsomely as the side followed their orders to the letter.

Gupwell said: “After a couple of recent heavy defeats we approached this match with a slightly different game plan.

“We worked really hard on that approach in training in preparation for the game and to a man every player carried out the instructions to perfection and executed the game plan.

“A clean sheet was our aim and we knew if we got that we’d get our first three points on the board. Hopefully this result is a foundation for us to build on going forwards.”

United host eighth-placed St Anthony’s this Saturday. Kick-off is 1.45pm.