Derek Pout admitted it was nice to get their first win of the season on Saturday.
After a run of six defeats and one draw in their first seven games, Seaford Town beat Midhurst 4-1 away thanks to goals from Joey Pout (3, 37 mins), Kirk Ferguson (22) and Beckham Pout (57).
And boss Pout, who is father to Joey and Beckham as well as the two other Pout brothers in Saturday’s side, Billy and Sam, said: “It’s nice to get our first win. We changed things round a little bit, brought in a couple of reserve players. We knew it was a must win game, we had to start with the right attitude and we did.
“Everyone was tense because they knew it was a must win game. Everyone had the right sort of attitude.
“We could have scored five or six in the first half, and we did have one disallowed.
“Second half I played five in midfield and one up front (from 4-3-3 to 4-5-1) because the win was the important thing not how many we won by. We wanted to see it out.
“It was a good performance. But we have performed well in games that we lost but could have won. We owed it to ourselves really.
“Beckham was the reserve top scorer and goals were what we were missing.”
Seaford travel to Bexhill in the Division 2 Challenge Cup second round tomorrow (Saturday) and Pout said: “The league is always a prioruity but every game is important.
“Seaford won it last year and although I and the (current) players weren’t here last season we’re going into the game as holders. So we have got to try our best.
“We’re a bit unfortunate with the draw as Bexhill are a really good team.
“We lost 2-0 to them earlier in the season but that was really down to the players switching off for 10 minutes.
“We have something to prove to ourselves in this game. It’s a benchmark, to see if we have improved as a side in the past few weeks.”