Washington recorded their first win in seven games against Chester-Le-Street before defeating West Allotment to ensure returning manager Ritchie Latimer got off to the best possible start.washingtonfc3_557a9938022d0

“It feels great to be back it’s been a while since managing but I’ve been doing a bit of scouting for Fleetwood since I was last at Washington” said the Mechanics boss.

“It’s always great to get off to a winning start, it gains the lads’ trust straight away and it gives the changing room a big lift. When we fist came in the changing room was a little bit downbeat after a poor run of form.

“The lads were unsure on the future of the management so when we came in we made a few changes, brought a few new faces in before the first game and luckily we got off to a good start and continued against West Allotment.”

Latimer, a former Washington player, first took charge of the club at the beginning of the 2011/12 season guiding them to a mid-table finish in division two of the EBAC Northern League. He will be looking for a similar finish this time round as they look to move away from the relegation zone.