Postlethwaite is after fresh blood despite 3-0 win

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Belper United manager Paul Postlethwaite was delighted with his side’s 3-0 win at home to Real United last weekend - but says he is still on the look-out for new additions.

The United chief saw his side overcome the visitors thanks to goals from Luke Crosby, Sam Vickers and Ash Dhindsa.

Postlethwaite says that he was pleased with the second half showing but that he is still on the hunt for fresh talent.

He said: “Even though we were two up at half-time, we weren’t great but we came out in the second half a lot better.

“We played with a better shape and tempo against a very good Real United side so I am delighted with the three points.

“I am still looking to add one or two of players to the squad to help freshen us up and keep us competitive.”

Postlethwaite made three changes to the side that lost 2-1 to Whaley Bridge in the Derbyshire Senior Cup in midweek.

Joe Conkleton, Adam Moss and Adam Robley all came back into the starting XI.

Belper started brightly and took the lead as early as the first minute.

Vickers flicked a long ball on to Louis Mundin who pulled the ball square to Crosby, who shot low into the bottom-corner from the edge of the area.

After only four minutes United had doubled the lead.

This time Crosby played in Vickers and the latter slotted beyond the ‘keeper to make it 2-0.

United could have had more goals as they picked off Real; A fabulous move involving five Belper players found Vickers in the box but his volley just went wide of the post.

After 35 minutes Real United finally got into the game, but both posts and a brilliant one-handed save from Scott Whittingham kept them out.

The second half was a poor affair possession-wise, but Belper were always looking to score on the break.

Great chances came and went with the post getting hit again and the ‘keeper making numerous saves and it wasn’t until the 75th minute that Belper confirmed the victory.

A fabulous jinking run down the right by Crosby saw the ball squared to Dhindsa at the back-post and he side-footed home from six yards to put gloss on the win.

Belper United: Whittingham, Moss, Robley, Slater, Conkleton, Vickers, Holland, Perry, Mundin, Crosby, Dhindsa.