By Joel Lampkin
A season that has been building towards this moment culminated in East London as Tranmere Rovers defeated Genesis Futsal 5-2 to claim their first three points of the season.
With nine losses and three draws overall The Super Whites marched to a triumphant victory on the road as manager Damon Shaw took to social media to announce his joy over the win.
He said: “The first victory was always going to be tough to get. And today they gave absolutely everything to take away the 3 points. Survival in the Super League is everyone’s aim and we’ll get it if we carry on this way.
“Nobody has let their heads drop despite the run without a win so they deserve to enjoy this.
“Hard work, humility, teamwork and sacrifice – nobody more than this group of players.”
It’s been coming. And the 1st win was always going to be sweet. Hopefully it’s the first of many and we survive in the Super League. I know the boys can. They can hold their heads up and know this has come from hard work and patience.
Not one player has hidden when it got tough. https://t.co/vBvCyKfNI6
— Damon Shaw (@Damon_Shaw) February 5, 2018
The win sees The Rovers climb of the bottom of the table with the win hopefully the start of their efforts to escape relegation.
Tranmere have 10 games left to play for with Uruguayan Ignacio De Leon expected to be an important cog in the machine that Shaw is creating.
They now gear up to face London City futsal this Sunday at home at Prenton Park kick off 3pm.