CERI Jones believes that Virginia Water have emerged from a tough run of fixtures with a lot of credit.

The Waters had to get used to midweek matches this season and have played eight matches in the last 25 days with six wins, one draw and just a single cup defeat after extra time.

Virginia Water produced a terrific 7-1 win against Wallingford Town to remain second in Hellenic Division One East and keep the pressure on at the top of the table.

Adam McNamara scored four goals at Stag Meadow, twice either side of half-time, while Lorenzo Di Felice, Mark Lansdowne and Richard Bond were also on target.

Waters boss Jones told the Observer: “It’s all part of a learning curve and something that most of the lads are not used to. It’s all completely new to us but the boys have come out of it with a lot of credit, so we’re in a good place with lots going on.

“We back ourselves and believe we can win. Our self-belief is very high and competition for places is hot.

“Everyone wants to be a part of it so the challenge for me is to keep all the players together.”

Looking back on the win against Wallingford, he said: “To be fair to Wallingford we started quite slowly as we normally do, but we got into them after 15 minutes and from then on it was one-way traffic.

“If it is wasn’t for the Wallingford keeper and the fact that we hit the bar the scoreline could have been a lot worse for them, but that said we conceded a sloppy penalty at 2-0.

“Had Wallingford not missed it might have been a different game with the momentum swing.”

He added: “Adam will be the first to admit that he has missed a couple of games and chances, but there’s not better way to silence the doubters than to score four in one game.”

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