LEE Duckworth has appealed to Winsford United’s players not to assume their work is done after they took a significant step towards safety last weekend.

Blues came from behind to beat Litherland REMYCA at Barton Stadium thanks to Sam Madeley’s decisive goal with two minutes left.

It leaves them six points above the North West Counties League Premier Division’s drop zone with six matches left.

“We must avoid being lulled into a false sense of security,” said Duckworth.

“It’s important to keep putting points on the board and to continue playing with the mentality that until the numbers say so then we’re assured of nothing.”

He told the Guardian that a composed response to falling behind inside 10 minutes had encouraged him.

Debutant Wealth Da Silva restored parity and Winsford created enough chances, and hit the woodwork too, to have won comfortably before Madeley’s fifth strike in his past three appearances settled the outcome.

Duckworth said: “The manner of our victory was so good.

“We would have robbed nothing had we scored half-a-dozen times, something their management team admitted afterwards too, and that’s probably why everybody could sense the relief around the ground when we finally went 2-1 up.

“I had more doubts than the players, I think, and it would have been understandable if they had let frustration get the better of them.”

Winsford are unbeaten in the league on home turf since the turn of the year, collecting eight points from four games.

However a testing run-in includes only two more dates there, one of them against tenants 1874 Northwich on Easter Monday.

Blues visit Runcorn Town on Saturday before making a short trip to Congleton on Tuesday.

Duckworth added: “I think those guys that are new to the club have learned how best to play the pitch at our place!”

“It’s probably the biggest in the league, and we try to use that to our advantage by exploiting the pace we have.”