SINCE we got our winner in the last minute, Bashley will probably feel they did not deserve to lose. But they were definitely not better than us.

The penny has dropped at last with my team and they are cutting out the naivety and the repeated mistakes.

Bashley had a good spell for 20 minutes but still hardly had a shot on goal. The only time they got around us, they scored thanks to a deflection off Lyndon.

We have a team of grafters and we are now looking hard to break down, especially when we play 4-4-2.

Our first goal came at a perfect time just before half-time and came from another Tom Etheridge throw – although this time it was a short one.

Mark Draycott has hooked it over his shoulder and their keeper flapped at it and all he managed to do was punch it straight on to Lyndon’s head.

We started bright and lively in the second half and could have gone in front before the game seemed to peter out.

I swapped Marcus for Jody with ten minutes to go and I told Marcus to be on the shoulder of their defenders and he would get chances on the end of a long ball.

For the first one, he fouled a defender; the second time he lost control, but he put away the third chance with virtually the last kick of the game.

Matt Jack has come in and done well at left back but he has been helped by having Eggy in front of him. Equally, Matt Sysum, who is really a centre back, has improved at right back for having someone there on the right side of midfield.

We now have the game against Gloucester City on Saturday and I am trying not to build it up because there are a few of our players who psyche themselves out of it when we have stressed the importance of a particular game.

Gloucester are from a higher division and will be expected to come here and turn us over so we should play with no fear or pressure.