NEW Basingstoke Town boss Martin Kuhl had a dream start to career with the Dragons with a 3-1 win at local rivals Hartley Wintney on Tuesday night.

A Ben Wright double and a goal from former Hartley hitman Sam Argent made sure of the win.

This Saturday, the 53-year-old, who replaced caretaker manager Terry Brown last Wednesday evening, will be in charge of his first ever home game when Southern League Premier South high flyers Hendon are the visitors.

Then on Tuesday night, the Dragons hare in action at the Camrose again in a League Cup clash with Walton Casuals.

The new Town manager is a highly decorated Pro Licenced coach having won promotions with both Aldershot and Wycombe Wanderers.

He also played a major role at Reading working under Brian McDermott, Nigel Atkins and Jaap Stam and also managed their excellent under-23 side.

His last job was was as assistant manager at Torquay United.

New Town manager Kuhl said: “I am really looking forward to being in charge at Basingstoke and I have been impressed with the squad so far.

“There is still plenty of work to do on the training ground, but I was pleased with what I saw against Hartley.”

While a lot of teams in this league opt to go route, Kuhl is determined for his side to play possession based football, moving the ball from the back to the front.

Kuhl said: “I won promotion with Aldershot playing this style and think that is the way to go. Hendon and Walton will be strong, but I am looking for stability and getting the team working as a unit. So the side will be similar for both games.”