Hat-trick hero Aaron Williams has thanked AFC Telford United boss Gavin Cowan for sticking with him during a barren spell in front of goal.
Williams put Guiseley to the sword last Saturday with his second Telford treble, some six-and-a-half years after his first, to end a run of four games without a goal going back to the beginning of September.
And the striker, a high-profile summer capture from Harrogate Town who turned 26 on Monday, was grateful that Cowan kept faith in him.
“It was a long time coming, it’s been one of my toughest spells in front of goal,” said Williams.
“I’d not scored in five weeks and you can start to lack confidence.”