HULLBRIDGE Sports have broken into the Isthmian North’s top 10 after recording a 3-1 comeback triumph against Felixstowe & Walton United.

Although Jack Newman put Felixstowe in front at the Ryan’s Heating Stadium, second half goals from Joe Wright, Tim Monsheju and Yemi Adelani allowed Sports to seal all three points.

But Hullbridge chief Darren Manning insists he is not interested in where his side is sitting in the standings at this early stage of the season.

Manning, who has led Sports into the fourth tier of non-league football for the first time in the club’s history after winning the Essex Senior League title last term, said: “It’s still early in the season, so you can’t look at the league table too much at this stage.

“We have made a good start, but it’s important to remember that it is only a start and we need to build on that.

“It’s not about league positions - it’s about points on the board.

“I don’t know how many points we will need to ensure safety, but we will just look to keep picking up positive results to help us get closer to our target of staying in the division.”

Although Newman gave Felixstowe a half-time lead, Manning’s side responded well.

Wright restored parity seven minutes after the interval and Monsheju added his name to the scoresheet on 69 minutes.

Adelani ensured Sports would emerge victorious by converting from the penalty spot late on.

Wright grabbed his fourth goal of the season and has already netted at vital moments.

Having claimed the winner in Hullbridge’s first ever Isthmian North triumph at Cambridge City, Manning was keen to praise Wright after instigating the comeback by levelling matters.

“Joe has been top drawer since he signed for us,” added Manning.

“He is a fantastic player and getting his chance.

“Joe has already scored some important goals this season and hopefully he will continue in the same vein.”

And Manning was particularly pleased with Hullbridge’s second half performance.

Manning admitted: “We were average in the first half but still controlled it in large parts.

“We switched off for one moment and they took advantage of that by going ahead.

“But we were what I call ‘my Hullbridge team’ after the break.

“We played some free-flowing football and I think it was probably the best we have played this season.”