DANNY Janes enjoyed a third win in three games as new Pershore Town boss as his side put four past Shortwood United in a 4-0 win to end 2021 on a positive note.

The Plums hadn't played a league game for almost a month but showed no signs of rust as a confident second-half performance saw them record back-to-back Hellenic League Division One wins.

Sam Clark put the visitors ahead in the first-half before Aidan Clark, Josh Willis and Roland Krol added goals after the break to give Pershore all three points.

The result leaves means Pershore end the year in tenth place in the table, still a way off the play-offs but manager Janes insists there is still plenty to play for after the Christmas break.

"Three games and three wins, we must now continue this good form in the New Year," he said

"We have two massive league games against teams in and around us when we come back.

"I feel the league is split at the moment, there are the top eight and then the bottom nine teams, we must ensure we are at the top of the bottom 9 teams, we can then knock on the door and try and chase down the likes of Littleton, Clanfield and FC Stratford."

But the upturn in results is clear since Janes was appointed as the boss at the end of November and Saturday's win was the second clean sheet victory in the league.

"4-0 away from home is a great result," he added.

"Anyone looking from the outside in would see that result and think it was a good performance, especially against a side close to us in the league.

"The players should be praised for producing the result, I felt we just had too much individual quality for Shortwood.

"However, we were unhappy with a lot of elements around the performance and they are areas we must improve.

"The number of times we conceded possession in the final third was a big frustration in the first half, we worked the ball into good areas but then we lacked quality. At times when the ball needed to stick, it never did and we lost control of the game.

"Second half we were better, I felt we played really well in phases of the game, we looked really dangerous going forwards."

Janes knows there is plenty of work to be done at the club and when he joined he admitted this was a long term project.

"There are things that we will develop over time, we have not had long with the players so credit must be given for the results and performances they have produced," he said.

"We strive for perfection so as a management team we will always demand more, that is because we want to get the most out of each individual player and provide them with an environment in which they can excel."