ANDOVER New Street were grinning from ear to ear last Saturday as they beat local rivals Tadley Calleva 1-0 in a mouth-watering derby at home. The first half proved to be a cagey affair with no goals from either side, writes TIM BATES.

During the second half, however, New Street sub Ilyas Warshow entered the fold.

His blistering pace and skill ripped the Tadley defence apart. Warshow’s boots seemed to be on fire as he weaved his way through the opposition causing all sorts of problems for the visitors.

Some clever interplay between Shane Lock, Zach Hine and Callum Sweeney also helped New Street’s cause. It was fitting that Warshow’s through ball resulted in a penalty for the home side.

Sweeney finished the penalty off with style and sealed the deal for New Street.

It was a much needed win for the Street whose players were visibly ecstatic by the victory.

A jubilant manager John Smith said after the game: "This win put the spirits of the camp up. Our aim now is to climb up the table. It isn’t going to be easy but it is possible. I am so happy for the boys this week.”

New Street’s next league game is against Bashley at home on Saturday and they will approach the encounter with a new found confidence and a spring in their step.