Neil Aspin said he was pleased that his side finally broke their scoring duck with an emphatic 4-0 win over Vauxhall Motors.
Town scored earlier through home debutant Alex Titchiner and then Gareth Seddon, before second half strikes from Jon Worthington and another forward making his debut Alex Johnson, sealed the win.
Prior to the Vauxhall clash Town had gone three games without scoring, and Aspin again emphasised the importance of the first goal at home.
“I’m very pleased tonight because this was always going to be a tricky game, especially after what happened last year,” said Aspin of the 5-1 mauling last season - a game which represented one of Town’s worst performances under his leadership.
“We needed to get the three points and we’ve had a few games where we’ve been shot shy and haven’t trouble the keeper enough. But tonight we go off to a good start and we never looked back after that.”
“We’ve said it before, that first goal at home is so important because it just settles everybody down and once we got it I felt that we played with confidence. There was some good football out there, and you have to remember that we were playing without two of our normal defence. We had to make a couple of changes which I normally wouldn’t want to do, but to get four goals and a clean sheet is a bonus.”