Wendron United manager Jack Greenwood hailed his side's response to last week's hammering at the hands of Torpoint Athletic, with the Dron earning a 2-1 victory at home to Porthleven on Saturday.

Porthleven had the better of the first half but it was Wendron who enjoyed a two-goal lead at the break thanks to goals from TJ Walter and Rory Jarvis.

Wendron missed the chance to seal the points from the spot late on when Scott Palmer's penalty was saved by Port goalkeeper Martyn Webster, but the Dron held on for all three points despite Dan Richardson's excellent consolation free-kick ending hopes of a clean sheet.

"I thought they started a little bit brighter but our intensity was really good," Greenwood said, "but you wouldn't believe the difference between last week and this week because it was just like polar opposites, honestly. It was like we'd put out a completely different 11.

"It is easy to think you are on a bit of a bad run sometimes, and I know you can manipulate the stats to how you want but we've actually won two of our last three league games," Greenwood said.

"It's never quite as bad as you think. We lost to Falmouth who won the Senior Cup last year, we've beaten St Dennis 5-0 and we've beaten Porthleven, and with all the teams below us losing, with the exception of Wadebridge, it's worked out quite well for us.

"It's amazing what a game can do or what three points can do."

Wendron came into the game off the back of a dismal 6-1 home defeat to Torpoint Athletic in the Cornwall Senior Cup fourth round, a defeat that left Greenwood understandably disconsolate at full-time.

He spoke at the time of trying using the game as a free hit, given his side's fortuitous passage into the fourth round of the cup by default, in order to try new things, and that proved to be the case.

He said: "I know my tune has changed massively from last week, but last week was a free shot on a game we weren't expecting and maybe we needed that to try out a few new things that we were able to tweak for yesterday which meant that we got three points, rather than yesterday being the guinea pig game.

"So, more by luck than judgement, maybe we've got it right by doing it last week rather than this week."

Adam Peters was a surprise figure between the sticks for Wendron on Saturday, with the defender answering a late plea from Greenwood just 15 minutes before kick-off.

Wendron were forced into a late change of goalkeeper after second-team 'keeper Joe Richards was injured in the warm-up, and with first-team 'keeper Dan Stedman unavailable, it was left to defender Adam Peters to don the gloves.

It looked as if he would earn a clean sheet for his efforts, but conceded Richardson's free-kick with virtually the last kick of the match.

Greenwood said: "He did really well for us but the free-kick from Dan Richardson was a really well-hit free-kick, but Danny [Stedman] probably saves it and that's not a criticism of Adam.

"We gave him a bit of banter about it afterwards but he was excellent.

"That was a little bit difficult to deal with before the game but it didn't affect things really. He [Peters] slotted in and as much as I say Porthleven started the brighter I think Adam had one or two saves to make, and one of those was a fairly simple catch from a free-kick."

The victory over Porthleven was Wendron's first against a side above the bottom three in the division since a 2-0 win at Newquay in September, and the Peppermints make the trip to the Underlane on Saturday.

Newquay have enjoyed a fine season since Joe Chapman and Jack Noy earned the Dron an excellent away victory, winning six of their last eight league games and scoring 33 goals.

"I think from our point of view, having won yesterday and beaten Newquay before and it being at home, we should be really up for that and I think we will be nice and confident," Greenwood said.

"I always worry when we win a game because we always get a little bit complacent, especially having beaten Newquay already and the element of surprise is maybe gone with them slightly in that they will not want to lose to us again and may not take us quite as lightly as they did last time.

"They will be one that we're much more looking forward to off the back of a win than we would otherwise."