FORMER Prestatyn Town manager Neil Gibson is off the mark for Flint Town United following their 3-0 home win over Aberystwyth Town.

The newly-appointed boss secured three points in his second competitive game at the helm in front of the S4C Sgorio cameras, which gives the Silkmen a significant confidence boost in their pursuit of avoiding the drop.

United took full advantage of Aber’s apparent lack of confidence following some poor results of late, giving them a priceless three points heading into the festive period.

Gibson, said: “All credit goes to the players, really. They’ve had to take on a lot of information over the last ten days and it’s important that confidence wasn’t affected too much by Tuesday’s defeat to Cefn Druids.

“We weathered the storm in the second half and showed enough bits of quality at the end to kill the game off.

“Aber came here fighting for the points themselves and you find out about players and the group in these situations. The way they’ve been over the last ten days has shown me they’ve got a lot of character and they want to work together and get out of the position we are in.”

An uneventful first half saw the home side grab a pivotal breakthrough just before the interval when Mark Cadawallder latched on to an Alex Jones through ball before finishing expertly with the outside of his foot.

After the break saw the visitors come out with a renewed sense of purpose, but they were unable to convert any of the chances that came their way and Flint were handed a golden chance to double their advantage on 84 minutes when Rob Hughes was felled in the box.

The midfielder dusted himself off to convert the spot-kick, and Gibson’s side wrapped up the points two minutes from time when Hughes despatched his second of the evening.