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Histon manager Chris Nunn relieved to pick up his first win during triumph over Leicester Nirvana at Bridge Road

‘Relief’ – that was the overriding emotion after Chris Nunn recorded his first victory as Histon manager on Saturday.

Having collected a point from his opening two matches in charge against two of the Uhlsport United Counties League Premier Division high-fliers in Daventry Town and March Town United, the visit of bottom-of-the-table Leicester Nirvana represented the Stutes’ best chance yet of racking up the maiden win of Nunn’s tenure.

And they did just that with a 1-0 triumph at Bridge Road, where William Summerfield’s 88th-minute goal proved to be the difference.

Chris Nunn celebrated his first win as Histon boss on Saturday. Picture: Adam Fairbrother
Chris Nunn celebrated his first win as Histon boss on Saturday. Picture: Adam Fairbrother

Nunn, who saw his third-from-bottom side open up a six-point gap on their visitors, said: “They (Nirvana) are not a bad side at all.

“They’ve added some decent lads recently so we always thought it would be a tough game – and it was.

“It was a relief at the final whistle and it was great to win for the supporters because they were behind us all the way.

“We obviously want to be looking forward and get to a point where wins like this are seen as routine, but when you’re near the bottom like we are you are looking over your shoulder.

“The win means we can breathe a little easier and hopefully it has given us a bit of confidence and momentum.”

Histon will aim to build on what was just their third league win of the season on Saturday (November 4) when they travel to Lutterworth Town.

And that is followed on Tuesday (November 7) by a trip to Ely City in the Cambridgeshire Invitation Cup – a competition in which Nunn is keen to enjoy some success.

He added: “As a manager at this level you learn very quickly you’re never going to win the FA Cup and it’s unlikely you’ll win the FA Vase.

“That leaves the league cup and the county cups, both of which are good opportunities to win silverware.

“It’s tough to win silverware at senior level so we’ll be looking to give it a good go in this competition.

“Losing can quickly become a habit but so can winning, whether that’s in the league or the cup.

“If we can get through a round or two, all of a sudden you’re close to the final and then anything can happen.”

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