YOKER ATHLETIC manager Steven Reilly admits the winter break is coming at the wrong time for the Whe-Ho – just as they hit form.

Yoker won 4-2 at Maryhill on Saturday, a performance Reilly says was the best of the season so far from the Holm Park side.

That made it three wins in the last four and Reilly says in an ideal world he would like the chance to keep that run going, but the junior calendar shuts down until the first weekend in January.

He said: “The performance was excellent, probably the best of the season so far. We had a spell where we let them back in it but it could’ve been six of seven with the chances we created.

“We were comfortable for most of the game and we’ve now won three of the last four which is a difficult run for any team in this league to put together.

“If you’d have asked me five weeks ago I’d have said the break would be good for us. Now it would be good to have some more games but it is important for the players and staff to get some time away with their families.”

The win leaves Yoker four points off a promotion play-off spot and six clear of the relegation zone. After avoiding the drop on the final day of last season, Reilly is keeping his feet firmly on the ground and says staying away from relegation is the only priority.

He added: “Four points off a play-off place for a club like Yoker, in the league we are in, it is a not a bad first half of the season.

“At the start of the season we said any improvement on last year would be a good season for us. We didn’t want to be be down there in a relegation battle again. To be comfortable in the league would be great, anything else would be a bonus.

“We can’t get ahead of ourselves just now but we’re not far off the top three and will have some important players back from injury when we start back.”