PLAYER-MANAGER Tom Reynolds scored after just 50 seconds to hand Earlswood Town a 1-0 victory against Bolehall Swifts at Rene Road.
Reynolds headed home inside the opening minute to secure back-to-back wins for the Earls for the first time since October last year.
The win means Earlswood remain eighth in the Midland Football League Division Two table, having taken seven points from their last three matches.
And the Earls made a stunning start when Reynolds headed in Gary Walker’s free-kick against a Bolehall side who have won just once at home all season.
However, a superb save from Alastair Lewis kept Earlswood ahead when he tipped Samson Omotayo’s effort wide of the goal.
And Earlswood almost doubled their lead later in the half when Walker’s header across goal was just missed by the oncoming Andy Matthews.
Bolehall remained a threat and came close to equalising from a free-kick that flew inches past the post.
The visitors thought they had won a penalty soon after when Jordan McKenzie was tripped inside the box only for the referee to overturn his original decision following a discussion with his linesman.
Despite Bolehall pressing for a leveller, the Earls carved out an opening against the run of play when substitute Hamer charged down the keeper but was unable to convert at the near post.
Earlswood are next in action at home to Inkberrow on Saturday, February 12 with kick-off at 3pm at The Pavilions.