LEE Connor is hoping to claim his first win as joint-manager of Basildon United when Coggeshall Town visit this weekend.

The Bees have failed to score in the three games since Connor has been at the helm, with the newly-promoted side registering two goalless draws and a narrow defeat.

Michael Walther has joined Connor in the dugout for the last two outings and they will be hoping to collect all three points when they welcome high-flying Coggeshall Town to the Ho Ho Stadium tomorrow.

Connor said: “It’s going to be a tough game.

“They have started well and a few results were perhaps a little unexpected but they have recruited well, bringing in players like Sam Bantick.

“We have been very unlucky not to win any of the last three games, but we have been solid defensively and played as a unit.

“Goals and points will come, but it would be great to get our first win in charge.

“Getting that first win will take the pressure off of everyone.”

The Bees came into the Isthmian North with the sole aim of securing safety, but they currently find themselves in seventh place.

Victory would allow Basildon to move level on points with third-placed Coggeshall.

And Connor hopes the Bees will continue to be solid at the back, while also becoming more clinical.

Connor, who will be unable to select the injured Rob Hodgson tomorrow, added: “We have got two clean sheets from our first three games, so it shows that we are defending well.

“When we first took over, the first thing we wanted to do was build from the back.

“We have shown that we are solid as we have conceded just one goal in three games.

“We are hoping our fortunes will change in front of goal and fingers crossed that will happen tomorrow.”

Having brought in a large number of new players, Connor has been impressed with how quickly his squad has gelled.

Connor admitted: “We are surprised by how quickly the players have gelled together but, at the same time, we always believed in the players we have brought in.

“Bringing such a large amount of players in over a short space of time can work one of two ways.

“But the unity, togetherness and bonding in the changing room is great.

“We’ve gone through such a big transition from what we had to where we are now and it’s fantastic to see the team gelling together so quickly.”