LUKE Pierre believes C&K Basildon Ladies’ first win of the season is ‘just around the corner’.

C&K Basildon have registered two draws and six defeats from their opening eight FA Women’s National League Southern Premier Division encounters of the campaign.

But Pierre, who took over as joint-manager alongside Les Thompson after former Southend United boss Steve Tilson left the club in the summer, insists improved performances show C&K Basildon are on the right track.

“I would definitely say that our first win of the season is just around the corner,” said Pierre.

“We have got two points so far and we are looking to pick up more points in our next league game.

“I’ve made it clear all along that I think it’s really important that we trust the process.

“We will get there eventually but we need to remember that we didn’t really have a proper pre-season.

“Other squads in the division have played together for a long time, but we are basically a new club because of the amount of changes made in the summer and it was always going to take some time to get up and running.

“The people behind the scenes at the club have helped massively and I’m certain we will stay up.”

Just days after missing out on a deserved point against Watford Ladies thanks to an 86th minute winner, C&K Basildon claimed a 3-3 draw with QPR Ladies at Concord Rangers’ Aspect Arena.

Courtney Clarke gave the hosts a 15th minute lead, but QPR hit back through Jo Wilson.

C&K Basildon regained the lead five minutes before half-time when Katie Whitehead fired home from 30 yards out.

QPR turned the game on its head as Roschelle Shakes and Whitney Locke netted but, after a Holly Turner strike crashed against the crossbar, Gemma Abella scored her first goal of the season for a share of the spoils.

And Pierre, 25, felt C&K Basildon deserved to win all three points.

“We were disappointed to only come away with a point,” he added.

“I was pleased with the performance and our displays have been getting better.”