NORTHWICH Victoria manager Steve Wilkes says his team must build from Tuesday night’s cup upset, writes James Lee.

Tom Kilifin’s 55th minute strike was enough for Vics to knock out Stockport County from the Cheshire Senior Cup and seal progression to the competition’s quarter final.

The victory more importantly broke a poor run of form for them over the winter period that saw no wins in six and failure to pick up a clean sheet for 21 consecutive games.

Wilkes praised his side for their effort in the victory and in past games, like at Hanley Town on Saturday, where the work was put in but the win never materialised.

“We deserved the win against Stockport and that is the main thing," he said.

“I am really pleased for everybody at this football club because I don’t think we won a game in December and we have worked hard.

"The own goal and penalty on Saturday (against Hanley), the keeper made three brilliant saves, but we have kept plugging away and got the rewards.”

Similarly, striker Saul Henderson outlined the importance of the win, saying: “In the past few games we have had things going against us and we just haven’t had that bit of luck and on this occasion we have got ourselves a goal and worked hard to get a result which is great.

“We didn’t give them any time on the ball, we didn’t allow them to play, we were physical, and we imposed our game on them. I thought we were definitely the better team and dominated the game.”

Looking forward to the rest of the season, manager Wilkes expressed the need for his side to use the momentum from the result in the upcoming games.

“We have got to go and do the same on Saturday against Avro. We have got to build on this,” he said.

Henderson echoed his manager’s sentiment, saying: “The gaffer keeps saying we need to get that win and go on a bit of a run and then before you know, it is three, four, five wins on the bounce and hopefully that has given us a bit of confidence to kick on now.

“Like I said, everybody performed against Stockport so hopefully the confidence will be there from us on Saturday against Avro.”

Vics host the Greater Manchester side on Saturday at Wincham Park, kick off 3pm.

Avro sit six points ahead of Northwich Victoria in the North West Counties Premier Division but Vics have three games in hand over them.