VIRGINIA Water manager Ceri Jones admits it was a fantastic feeling to end their sixth-match losing streak with a 2-1 win at Holmer Green on Saturday.

A goal from Tom Fifield gave Holmer the lead inside eight minutes at Watchet Lane, but the visitors fought back before the break with strikes from Josh Guichard and Jake Baker.

Jones told the Observer: "We've been a little bit unfortunate in recent matches but also picked up a couple of hidings as well, so it is the exact opposite feeling to the week before and headline-wise it''s always good to stop the rot.

"We showed good character even though lady luck went our way a little bit, but we deserved it and Holmer were very sporting about it afterwards.

"We had a couple of lads come back from injury and university so the performance and discipline was a lot better.

"I can't fault the effort and we changed our system a little bit to become harder to beat. The lads were all up for the challenge and rose to the occasion, so they deserve all the credit."

The win means Virginia Water have moved up to 14th position in the Hellenic Premier Division ahead of a visit to Stag Meadow from Fairford Town this Saturday (3pm).

Jones said: "We've played two thirds of our matches away from home this season so we're not in a panic situation and in a better place now.

"We've got a very young squad but we do have a lot of belief and you get out of these ruts by pulling together, and that includes the management.

"We got a result last weekend so hopefully we can turn a corner and kick on with a little it of momentum behind us now."

He added: "There are no easy points up for grabs in this league as all sides are as good as each other and capable of beating one another.

"There are no shining lights in this league and any side is capable of picking up points, and if you do collect points then it's a fantastic result.

"I'm sure Fairford will be confident that they can get a result against us, and hopefully we will be against them."