A FIFTH minute goal to Luke Stevens was enough to see Wagga City Wanderers string back-to-back wins together for the first time this season on Saturday.
The Wanderers lifted themselves off the bottom of the NPL Two ladder with a 1-0 win over Brindabella FC at Gissing Oval.
It backed up last week's win over Canberra White Eagles and catapulted the Wanderers into sixth spot.
Wanderers coach Dave Leonard believes the wins are a reward for the way his players have stuck to the task despite a difficult start to the season.
"The top teams are maybe always going to be slightly out of reach but the boys are just starting to gel and have been working hard on what we've been working through," Leonard said.
"I've never changed so many philosophies on how to play soccer in my entire coaching career than I have this year but credit to the boys, we work on it, we adjust and we keep getting better so it's really pleasing."
Luke Stevens was a standout for the Wanderers in the win, while the defensive unit of keeper Robert Fry and back four Kyle Yeates, Joshua Timothy-Nesbitt, Logan Flanigan and Jimmy Thomson kept their team in the game.
Improvement will be the focus for the Wanderers as they now begin the second round and they will do so with some confidence.
"It's amazing to have a couple of wins in the trot and how the buzz around the place is that little bit better," Leonard said.
"The boys are a tight knit group, things are nice when you're winning, absolutely, but they've got to be congratulated on the the way they have stuck together and around each other when things haven't been going so well and that's a credit to them."
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