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Gary delighted with Billericay victory

Greensnet Editor
Fri 10 Mar 2017, 17:22

Gary McCann was delighted with the victory over Billericay Town in midweek. He said "This was a really important victory for us. I thought we defended superbly all night long.

"For the past nine or ten games, I have felt that our performances have been of a good level but too often didn't bring the results we deserved. This time we got the three points after a organised and committed performance by everyone.

"I said the day before the game that I would play Khale Da Costa, now that he is back with us, because be brings something different to our attack, his an out and out winger with pace to burn and I thought he would cause Billericay problems. I was so pleased for him when he scored the goal and it showed me a level of composure to finish on his wrong foot and still place it perfectly in the side-netting. I am pleased to see Khale return as I take full responsibility for his departure. I never gave him enough game time in his initial stint, which saw him depart.

"As the game went on, I was looking for a clean sheet because, when you have a clean sheet, all you need is one good chance to turn one point into three. And that is exactly what we achieved.

"Everyone, from Tom Lovelock onwards contributed fully, as did the two substitutes. That shows me a togetherness that I wish we had had a few months ago. If we had that togetherness then, I am sure we would not be in the position we are.

"I am fully aware that we are still in the danger zone and the two wins were vital just so that we could keep up with the teams around us. If we had not picked up any points from the Leiston and Billericay games, I am not sure the task would of been a possible one.

"Now we go to Leatherhead on Saturday, full of confidence, and knowing that this is an absolutely massive six-pointer for us. These are the games we have to win and I am sure Jimmy Bullard is saying exactly the same to his players."