After four months without a home win in the league, manager Andy Hurley was a relieved man after his Beaconsfield SYCOB side beat Hanwell Town 3-0 on Saturday.

Just when a stalemate looked on the cards, late strikes from Aaron Berry, Guri Demuria and Ryan Hill, all in the last 11 minutes, earned SYCOB a first Southern One Central victory of the season at Holloways Park.

But while Hurley will be pleased to have put that worrying stat to bed, Hurley insists he did not waste much time worrying about it.

He said: “It's a relief as we didn't want that run to drag on, but I didn't think about it too much to be honest. It didn't get to the stage where I was dreading home games, and we did win three FA Cup games there.

Short stay: Lee Rushe

“More important for me is the fact that we have won two games in a row for the first time this season and kept clean sheets in both of them. With young players it takes time and doesn't happen overnight, but at the moment they're improving.”

While a number of new signings have helped with the recent upturn in form, none have been so important as experienced defender Lee Rushe – but there is bad news afoot on that front.

Hurley said: “We're going to lose Lee in January as he's going to work as a teacher in Dubai. But we're already looking for a replacement as it's clear to see that an older head like him who can talk players through a game was the missing piece of the jigsaw.”

SYCOB have also bolstered their numbers at the back with the additions of former Potters Bar full back Laurence Rispoli, who came off injured against Hanwell, and the man who replaced him, Kamal Lwellyn-Reid, who is on dual registration from Staines Town.

Dual registration: Komal Llewellyn-Reid

Hurley said: “Staines wanted Kamal to get out and play some games, but while he boosts our numbers back there, he's another young lad and so won't be Lee's replacement.”

Ahead of their trip to Aylesbury United last night, SYCOB were sitting third-bottom in the table, but now with clear daylight between them and bottom two Petersfield and Histon. They then visit Ashford Town (Middx) this Saturday.

Hurley added: “It's nice to see us opening a gap up on the bottom two, but we're firmly looking up rather than down and seeing who we can catch.”