I’VE been to Mangotsfield a lot of times and only won once, so I know what a difficult place it can be.

It was a decent all round, hard-working performance, although we were not at our best.

To be 2-0 up at half-time flattered us but we were very dogged all game. We had to survive a couple of hairy moments so to keep our fourth clean sheet in a row was pleasing.

Sam Robinson was good for the first hour and Tom Etheridge had his best game in a Ciren shirt.

He has all the attributes to be a footballer. He is strong, fit, has a great left foot and his long throw is a real weapon.

Sometimes he is inclined to do his own thing. When he realises we are not having a pop at him when we try to tell him things, he will get even better.

He was very good on Saturday and he surpassed himself on Tuesday night.

I would have credited him with our second goal, which took a deflection and looped over their goalie. He also hit the crossbar with a terrific right foot shot and the quality he showed for our third goal was superb.

Carl Brown got some more game time and came on we they were building up a head of steam. We wanted him to stretch them and get in behind and he occupied their left back and stopped him from getting forward.

The two big boys (Bevan and Welsh) are starting up front at the moment but they have only got to look at the bench and see Scott Griffin and Carl Brown to know they must always pull their finger out. We are going to need all five of our strikers in the 22 games to come.

Neil Griffiths came off at half-time after twisting his ankle when getting it stuck under Bathy. I don’t know whether he will be fit for Saturday’s trip to Cinderford, but he will start a three-match ban straight afterwards for his red card from Saturday.

Cinderford is a good game for us at the weekend, because there are a lot of ex-Cinderford lads in our side, so there will be a bit of edge to it. Some have a point to prove.

Keith Knight watched Cinderford beat Bracknell 4-1 on Tuesday so I am looking forward to his report.