YATE Town are still winless this season but manager Paul Britton thinks there are good vibes after the 1-1 Bank Holiday Monday draw with Mangotsfield United.

It was a good point given a poor display in the Bluebells’ 4-2 beating at Wimborne on Saturday.

Britton said: “We conceded early when I thought we were in the ascendancy. We had a lot of possession and dominated throughout the ninety minutes.

“We probably deserved a little bit more.

“As a group, we were really disappointed about Saturday and it was not about putting things right (against Mangotsfield), it was about manning up a little bit against your local rivals in a local derby.

“We have hopefully shown we tried to play and unfortunately we haven’t got what we deserved.

“But we did things properly and went about our business well.”

There may be a long way to go in the Southern League West but Yate are currently bottom-but-one with only a single team relegated this season.

Britton knows how keen everyone is to get a win on the board, and believes it is not far away.

“I have said to them that, if they play like they did against Mangotsfield, they will win football matches. If they play like they did on Saturday, they won’t.

“It is just a bit of self-belief and applying themselves.

“Maybe they thought we would have a better start than we have and it has knocked them back a little bit but hopefully this will give them the encouragement and positivity to move on,” said the Yate boss.