WE HAD gone back to basics in our two training sessions this week, just working on how we defend the goal and keep a shape and it was very important that we should come up with a clean sheet.

Taunton were never a threat, but they were no worse than Slough, who beat us last week.

It was a workmanlike performance. We are nowhere near where we want to be yet. We weren’t as good with the ball as we had been last week, but we were better without it and I thought Steve Davies worked incredibly hard.

We are not pulling up trees just yet, but this win will help build some self belief.

Mattie Williams got away for our first goal and Robbo should have scored from the cross but then Adam Heath smashed it in from all of a yard.

That came at a good time, just before half-time and then Andy Minturn killed the game off early in the second half, ghosting in to score a great header from a free kick.

We had no real urgency after that but we were mindful that we did not want to let them back in the game.

I have organised a friendly at home against Longlevens on Tuesday night – free entrance – so I can see the other players in a match. It will be more valuable than just training.

Tom King and Steve Robertson need another game, the two Stevens boys will play as well as the likes of Rob Dean, Dan Thompson and Harry Etheridge.