ATHERSLEY Rec are pleased with their start to the season after a 3-2 win at home to Swallownest in Division One.

Lee Garside’s penalty and an Oliver McQuillin twice put Rec ahead in the first half but the visitors levelled on each occasion.

Josh Berry netted an 87th minute winner.

The Penguins now have seven points from their first five games.

Rec are due to host winless Yorkshire Amateur on Saturday and visit Shirebrook Town on Tuesday.

Manager Jimmy Whitehead said: “It was a big win.

“We have been playing really well.

“We were the better team against Worsbrough Bridge then against Ollerton but only got one point.

“It was similar against Swallownest in the first half.

“The second half was scrappy and we thought we would drop another two points. We made a change and a sub got the winner.

“We have Yorkshire Amateur next who are down there and if we have ten points from six games that would be a very positive start.

“We’ve not been used to winning so it’s quite pleasing. The fixture list at the start looked quite kind and hopefully we are taking advantage of that.

“Then we have some more difficult games in theory but we think we can cause some shocks.

“We know we won’t be a top half team but hopefully we can stay out of the relegation zone and never go in it.”

Worsbrough Bridge drew 0-0 at Staveley on Saturday

Wombwell Town won 2-0 at Retford on Saturday.

Alfred Thompson and Callum Walton netted in quick succession early in the second half.

They have 12 points from five games after joining from the County Senior League for this season.

Town are now due to host Glasshoughton Welfare tomorrow.

Penistone Church lost 2-0 at home to Prestwich Heys in the FA Cup.