Sunderland West End joint manager Barry Cook was delighted his side rediscovered their shooting boots to end their winless run with victory over Annfield Plain at the weekend.
West End ran out 3-1 victors at the Ford Quarry Complex on Saturday to end a sequence of five games without a win.
Two goals from Martin Thompson and an Alan Golightly strike helped West End on their way, but the work of goalkeeper Lee Burrell was also crucial.
The South Hylton-based club had last won on October 22 against Darlington 1883 Reserves and have since drawn with Windscale and Hartlepool, while losing to Ashbrooke Belford House, Wolviston and Richmond Town.
Joint manager Cook said: “I’m over the moon [to get the win]. We haven’t even been playing that bad, we just couldn’t score. But we’ve scored today and we’ve won.”
His colleague Anthony Nelson added: “We tried a different formation and it worked. We switched to 3-5-2 rather than 4-4-2 and we’ve got the win.”
West End have a great chance to build on this result as next up they host bottom side Harton and Westoe CW, who have picked up just six points so far this season.
The game kicks off at 2pm on Saturday December 3 at the Ford Quarry Complex, and admission is £2.