BRIDGWATER United enjoyed the trip home from Saltash at the weekend after securing three points against a strong opposition.

However it wasn't all smooth sailing as the Robins were a goal down in the first half, requiring a gritty second half display to get the win.

Manager Dave Pearse said it was a big three points for his side as they continue to build momentum in the league.

"Massive win down here at Saltash, they are very energetic, young and hungry," he said.

"In the first half we were not quite at it if I am honest, the conditions were heavy and stop start, which isn't how we want to play.

"But we have to be adaptable, and you've seen that in the second half as we changed how we played and managed to win the game. We had to dig deep for that one."

Going in a goal down at the break, Pearse said the players knew they had to do better, and quite profoundly, they all shared their opinions on the matter in the dressing room.

Pearse said there wasn't any shouting, just a group of men who knew they had to put in a better performance in the second forty-five.

"The boys knew they had to be better, they were talking about how they need to be better," Pearse said.

"The minute we upped our tempo we got the goal and I thought we would go on and win it from there, and we did.

"At halftime, the chat was literally just let's get back to our levels, there's no point screaming and shouting, we know we've been poor and we got back and got the three points."

A good win to prep Bridgwater for their next match, and perhaps their most important match this season so far.

Bridgwater United host Longwell Green Sports on Saturday, November 11 at 3pm at Fairfax Park.

Looking forward to the FA Vase match, Pearse said the team will be at full strength.

"We won't take anything for granted, we know it is going to be tough. They are going to be the underdogs but for us, it is all about going far in that competition," he added.

"It was fine margins last year in the last 16, we want to go further this year and maybe get to last eight or last four, but it is one round at a time now.

"Everyone is available for the match, so we will go in strong and try to get through."