It may have taken far longer than planned but Potters Bar's recovery continued as victory over Whitehawk handed them a first success at the Lantern Stadium in the league.

Temi Babalola scored on 63 minutes for a 1-0 win, adding to five draws from their eight matches at home so far.

It doesn't lift them out of the bottom four in the Isthmian League Premier Division but one defeat in the last nine has certainly started to erase the memories of six straight losses at the start of the campaign.

And manager Max Mitchell is delighted with the way the afternoon went.

He said: "It's been a long time coming but the performance to a man was excellent.

"We did the basics a lot better than we have for the last two games and we did that religiously for the full 90 minutes.

"Our work rate was exceptional and there to see. That was important as it got us over the line.

"Another clean sheet too which is great.

"We have to use this as a platform to go and put [on more] good performances.

"If we can continue that and replicate that energy and work rate, we'll be fine."

They face Dulwich Hamlet on Tuesday, the start of five away games in the next six across all competitions, before heading to Kingstonian on Saturday, the side directly below them in the standings.

Those matches will be another chance for the former Bromley youngster, Lateef Adaja, to impress after a solid debut.

Mitchell said: "Lateef has been with us for the last week and gave a lot of energy to the front line.

"He scored in a behind closed doors friendly in the week and he trained well on Thursday. He's come in and got 60 minutes under his belt.

"He hasn't played many games and has to build his fitness.

"He also has to understand us, that's a transition for any young player that joins us, and he will have to take on as much as he can.

"But he came in and gave us as much as he could over 60 minutes.

"It was great to have Ore [Bello] back too and coming on as a sub. It gave us another little bit of energy."