Wendron United manager Jack Greenwood was pleased to see his side pick up their first points of the 2020/21 South West Peninsula League season with a 3-1 victory at St Dennis.

After a superb comeback saw them recover from going two goals down to draw 3-3 at St Austell on the opening weekend before a spirited performance in a 5-2 defeat to title favourites Helston Athletic, Wendron went to St Dennis on Saturday knowing they had to get a positive result to back up their promising early performances.

And that is exactly what they did as goals from Jack Noy, Kian Thomas and Scott Palmer secured the Dron’s first win of the season and first competitive win since a 4-0 victory at home to Callington Town on March 7.

“We’ve had a reasonable start to the season in terms of how we’ve played but that means nothing if you don’t get a win, so really pleased to get the three points,” Greenwood said.

He added: “It felt late but it didn’t feel like a smash and grab. I think overall we were the better side; we caused them more problems than they caused us, and our goalkeeper didn’t really have too much to do. It was deserved, and I think they would probably say the same as well.”

The Dron led 1-0 thanks to Jack Noy’s first-half strike, but the visitors spurned a huge chance to double the lead when a miscommunication between Thomas and Palmer saw a golden opportunity to score a second go begging.

They were made to pay for that when Carl Rickard scored an equaliser shortly after, but Greenwood was impressed with how his side dug in to rescue all three points, noting that it may not have happened in previous seasons.

He said: “You look at some of the games [in recent seasons] we’ve had where we’ve just capitulated and all of a sudden in a ten- or 15-minute spell we’ve conceded three of four goals and the game’s got away from us and that could have easily happened against Helston or St Austell, but we seem to have turned a corner with that which is really rewarding and really encouraging.”

Harry Roberts made another appearance from the bench for Wendron after joining from St Piran League West side Penryn Athletic in the summer, and he played an important role in his new team’s maiden victory, providing the assist for what turned out to be Thomas’ winning goal.

“Harry’s settled in really well,” Greenwood said. “He was unlucky not to start but showed a good attitude and the lads have really taken to him because they can see what he gives us and the energy and his attitude’s very good.

“He came on and did really well and I’m delighted for him to get that assist which will only give him confidence going forward.”

He added: “Penryn have been a good side for a couple of years and were unlucky with the way things went last year not to be crowned champions, but I think Penryn’s loss is very much our gain. Harry’s been an excellent addition and I’m glad he’s made the switch and I’m sure he is too.”