Stephen McCavitt admitted it was a relief to get back to scoring ways on Saturday as his double earned Banbridge Town victory over PSNI.
McCavitt bagged his first league goals since August to earn Frankie Wilson’s men a 2-0 win at Crystal Park.
The victory keeps Banbridge in fifth spot in the table, just five points outside the top two as this season’s unpredictable Premier Intermediate title race gathers pace.
“It was a good win for us, and I think we have been waiting for it,” McCavitt told Match on Tuesday.
“The last few games haven’t been great, and we haven’t been scoring enough goals. Our defending has been good but we need to be scoring more.
“I think we have kept the most clean sheets in the league this season, but we are letting ourselves down when it comes to goalscoring, myself included.
“We just haven’t been taking our chances. We have been creating them, but not finding the net. Especially in our last two games. We drew against Tobermore and were beaten by Moyola, but we could easily have won the games.”
McCavitt broke the deadlock with a clinical free-kick on Saturday, while his second was equally emphatic, the winger arrowing an unstoppable drive into the corner of the net.
“Saturday are my first goals in a while, so they were welcome. I had been waiting on them,” he added.
“Hopefully it brings a few more. I only have about eight goals this season in all competitions which is poor by my standards from seasons before.
“I usually set myself a target of 15 goals, and if I get past that I am happy.
“I was happy with the goals on Saturday. The first one was a free-kick, and I wouldn’t say I am a set-piece specialist. Conor Downey wanted me to pass it, but I just went for it and chanced my arm and it went in.
“The second one was pleasing, too. I hit it well and I knew it was in before it hit the net.
“It has given me some confidence, and I needed it. I hadn’t been scoring many this season so I needed something to happen.”
McCavitt also believes moving from a central role to the right wing is bringing out the best in him.
“I enjoy it there. I like taking players on,” he added.
“ I just want to try and build some momentum and score a few more goals. I think playing out wide suits me and gets the best out of me.
“I have been playing up front and out on the right. To be honest I am just happy playing, because I was out of the team recently.
“So as long as I am playing then I am happy to play in different positions.”
Assessing Banbridge Town’s ambitions this season, McCavitt believes they are more than capable of muscling their way into the promotion race.
“Every game is tough. It doesn’t matter if you’re playing top or bottom. There isn’t much difference between all the teams,” he said.
“You don’t know who is going to win it, and who will finish at the bottom. We have beaten the top two, so it is hard to judge.
“We are fifth at the minute and only five points off the top two, and anyone can get in on that title race.
“But I think there are only three points between us and ninth, so we could end up going any way depending on results.
“If we can finish in the top six come the split then we can build from there.
“It is hard to get a run of games, though. Our next league game isn’t until March which is frustrating. It stops you building any momentum after beating the PSNI.
“The two free weeks aren’t helpful, but it is what it is. We just have to prepare for our next game and try and get another positive result.”