HEREFORD Lads Club manager Danny Moon hopes his side can build with confidence after picking up their first win since August.

Adam Hockey scored twice as they defeated Fairford Town 4-2 away from home in the Uhlsport Hellenic Premier League on Saturday.

The Blues started off the better side attacking from the off.

Hockey broke away within three minutes, but his powerful strike went just wide of the target.

After 15 minutes, Lads Club broke the deadlock.

Hockey squared an inch-perfect cross on to the head of Cameron Peters, who sent travelling fans into raptures.

However, the lead was short lived.

Fairford equalised with a volley at the back post, and then compounded Blues’ misery by taking the lead after 23 minutes.

Lads Club completed an emphatic half of attacking football by equalising through a delighted Hockey.

Peters was fouled just inside the area, and the former Hereford starlet slotted home from the spot.

Fairford began the second half in stronger fashion, hitting the bar and post in quick succession to heave pressure on to Lads Club’s backline, who have conceded more than any other in their division away from home.

It would take a piece of individual brilliance to earn Lads Club the lead once more.

Adam Newbury was fouled on the edge of the area, and subsequently curled the set-piece into the net.

Fairford were desperate to level terms, but in that desperation came aggression, resulting in a red card for a reckless tackle.

Despite this, Steve Bell in the Blues’ goal was forced into several saves to deny the hosts.

Lads Club then raced to the other end in the dying moments, seeing Hockey one-on-one and calmly slot past the keeper.

Moon was ecstatic with his sides’ performance after going behind.

“The boys were outstanding," he said.

"It was probably the first time we’d been able to put 75% of normally available players in our starting eleven since the last week in July.

"It was nice to have a lot back.

“Not only have we consistently had around 11 players injured, but we’ve played nine away games already this season.

“When you mix all of that in, you can’t get a consistent run of confidence throughout. It’s the first time I’ve felt a bit irate to be honest.”

Lads Club host 14th placed Tuffley Rovers this Saturday.