CARL Piergianni knows Latics need to bottle the feeling of their late comeback at Sutton to kickstart their season.

The defender scored an 89th-minute equaliser before Junior Luamba popped up deep into stoppage time to seal a 2-1 victory that handed Keith Curle’s men their first League Two points of the season.

Attentions turn to the Papa John’s Trophy and a meeting with Piergianni’s former club Salford at Boundary Park tonight, with the 29-year-old knowing the scenes of jubilation at Gander Green Lane have to be the start of an upturn in fortunes.

“It’s about enjoying that winning feeling, how it feels when we’ve come off that pitch and how it feels when we scored that last-minute winner and using that as momentum and remembering what it feels like and wanting to go and get that every game this season,” he said.

“It’s a great feeling, there’s no better way to win a game than to do that.

“Obviously we’ve been disappointed with the way we’ve started the season.

“We’re not getting ahead of ourselves because we know where we are in the league still and we know it’s only one win out of (five) but it’s a great feeling.

“I feel like we could have got more out of the games we’ve played so far but we haven’t, which has been our own fault.

“We showed great character to come back and get the two goals.

“It just shows that we are here to fight and we can go on and win games from behind as well.

“Let’s kickstart our season now. Let’s go and make sure we put in a performance in the cup on Tuesday but in the league as well and let’s get more wins and get moving up the table.”

As well as Luamba sending the 500 travelling fans wild at the death, another prospect in Harry Vaughan was handed his first league start at Sutton, the teenager having been tracked by Premier League clubs and trained with Manchester City.

“I think they’ve been a breath of fresh air,” Piergianni said of the pair.

“When they come on I think you see they just have a little spark and they are playing with no fear and it’s great to see.

“They’ve still got a long way to go and develop, they’re only young. But they’re enjoying themselves and the main thing is they just keep working hard and they’ll keep getting their chances and as long as they give 100 per cent like they are doing then the boys are delighted to have them around.”

It would have been easy for Luamba to spurn his chance in the 96th minute but he made no mistake.

“We just needed that little moment and to be fair to Junior, to be that calm and collected in front of goal when it was late on was brilliant and it’s a great finish,” Piergianni added.