VAUXHALL Motors travel to Farsley Celtic tomorrow looking for their third win in succession after a dramatic change of fortune.
Motors had won only one league game all season before this week – but their first home victory, 3-0 against Workington on Saturday, was swiftly followed by their second on Tuesday against Blyth Spartans (2-1).
The back-to-back wins have lifted them from joint bottom of the table to 16th and the squad heads to Yorkshire full of confidence.
Unfortunately, they will travel without captain Ged Brannan after he agreed to take on the role of assistant manager at Burscough alongside former Motors boss Andy Mutch.
The former Tranmere midfielder, who arrived at the Motassist Arena last season, has ambitions to further his career in management and has left the club following Tuesday’s 2-1 win over Blyth.
Vauxhall took the lead after 22 minutes with Karl Noon finishing well after being set-up by Tom Rooney.
Robert Dale equalised for the visitors in the 36th minute after he picked up a loose ball in the Vauxhall box and drilled home from 10 yards.
However, Carl Macauley’s side rarely looked under pressure and their well-deserved winner came in the 60th minute when Rooney pounced on a well-weighted through ball, rounded the keeper and slotted home into the gaping net.
Vauxhall spurned a chance to increase their lead when Blyth keeper Mark Bell smartly kept out a Rooney penalty with 20 minutes remaining.
Against Workington on Saturday, it took the Motormen just seven minutes to open the scoring, with striker Chris Noone on hand to poke home a simple tap-in after Lee Owens’ cross had been caught by the wind and missed by Workington goalkeeper Adam Collin.
Vauxhall could have doubled their lead on 20 minutes after on-loan striker Nick Rogan was bundled over by the onrushing Collin in the penalty area. However, the keeper redeemed himself with a fine stop from Noon’s spot kick.
Five minutes later it was 2-0 as James Holden scored his third goal of the season.
The hosts sealed the win on 72 minutes as Mattie Burke beat his man on the right and crossed for Noon, who finished coolly from eight yards.
With just a minute remaining, Workington were reduced to 10 men as Lee Andrew collected his second yellow.
Rogan suffered a fractured jaw in the match but he will not miss tomorrow’s match at Farsley as he will wear a protective facial mask.