Blues striker Matty Tymon says he was delighted to get off the mark against Ashton United, and is aiming to use it as a catalyst for a goalscoring run, starting at Matlock Town.
Tymon gave Whitby a second half lead against Tuesday’s visitors, heading Callum Martin’s right-wing cross into the top corner for his first goal of the season.
The Blues striker is now looking to put a frustrating start to the campaign behind him and carry on finding the net, with Chris Hardy’s side looking to climb the Evo-Stik Premier table.
“It was a relief to score more than anything,” Tymon told whitby-town.com.
“Chardy says he doesn’t put as much pressure on the goal side of things on me because of my link-up play, but my link-up play and hold-up play hasn’t been of the standard it was last season.
“After the opening stages of Tuesday, when things weren’t sticking, it was like a weight off my shoulders when the ball hit the net.
“Hopefully that can be the turning point for me now, and I can use that to really kick on, not just for myself but for the team as well.”
The Blues travel to fellow early-season strugglers Matlock Town this weekend looking to build continue their recent positive Evo-Stik League outings, but the Whitby forward believes that his side will be in for a tough test after last season’s trip to the Autoworld Arena.
“Last year we dominated the game there for seventy minutes,” Tymon added.
“Somehow, though, we fell apart for ten minutes and that was it, it was over and we lost 2-1.
“It was a daft ten minute spell where we couldn’t pass the ball and hopefully it doesn’t come to that again.
“Tuesday night was a real battling performance, one that we’re not known for, so hopefully we can combine that with last season’s passing performance and come away with three points.
“I don’t think anybody is bothered if we play well or how many we win by on Saturday, as long as we come back with a win. It’s just a case of getting back on a run now.”
A supporter’s bus leaves the Turnbull Ground at 9am on Saturday. Places are limited, cost just £10 and can be booked through chairman Graham Manser on 07966 241 344.