JOHN Coventry says East Thurrock United have earned a stroke of luck in the last few weeks.

Rocks won their second match of the National League South season at the weekend when a 90th minute own goal secured a 1-0 win against Bath City.

The ball was smashed against Bath man Frankie Artus inside his own penalty area with the ball looping over the goalkeeper.

And Coventry said he was pleased to see his team move onto six points for the campaign.

“We hadn’t earned any luck in the first few weeks but in the last two or three outings we have earned some,” said Coventry.

“I felt like we needed a break and that was what we got.

“At half-time, Bath were the better side. I said to the boys at half-time that the thing that was keeping us in the game is they wanted to score the perfect goal. I said I didn’t care how it came. I would have taken the most horrible goal and I was pleased for them.

“They worked hard and we were the better side and we are improving and we will continue to do so.”

And Coventry insists he is doing the same as he looks to bolster the East Thurrock ahead of another difficult month.

Rocks are currently third from bottom in the standings, but Coventry is pleased Rocks have the opportunity to make it three consecutive home victories when 15th-placed St Albans City visit Corringham this Saturday.

“I want to improve the squad, of course,” said the Rocks chief.

“I think I need two more players and then it is about keeping everybody fit and if we are able to do that I believe we can get out of this position.

“We are fortunate we have another home game. We need to make this place hard to come to and we can take a lot of points here.”