Andover Town manager Ron Bertie believes the best is yet to come from his side despite them ending a dismal recent run in the Velocity Wessex Football League Division One last weekend, writes George Nash.

Andover came from behind to beat high-flying Romsey Town 3-2 on Saturday as Bertie’s team brought to an end their nine-game streak without victory in all competitions.

The game, however, was marred by injury when an Andover player dislocated his knee in the first half, resulting in the contest being halted for more than 30 minutes.

Bertie, however, confirmed the injury was not quite as bad as first feared.

“He’s doing a lot better,” said the Andover boss.

“There’s no ligament damage, which is good news, and he’s up and walking around.”

Speaking about the game, Bertie added: “We’re still not there yet but the right steps are happening.

“I sound like a scratched record but we’ve lost a lot of players this season and the simple answer is we’ve had to rebuild.

“But for the first time in a long time we’ve got players in that can do a job in various positions. We score goals but defensively we’re conceding too many. We’re working on that in training.”

Despite the win, Andover remain firmly in the league’s relegation places.

On Saturday they turn their attentions away from the league when they travel to Stockbridge in the North Hants Senior Cup.

With Stockbridge currently occupying sixth spot in the Hampshire Premier League, Andover will start the day as favourites to progress.

But Bertie insists he will take nothing for granted when the two sides step onto the pitch this weekend.

“We’re in transition to where we want to be moving forward,” said Bertie. “No game is an easy game at the moment. We won’t be taking it lightly.

“Our aim is to play to win but at the moment we’re not where we want to be. When we’re there, we can then start to look at getting some consistency to our results.”