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Brown: A great win, but there's more to come from us

16 August 2014

Manager Phil Brown expressed his delight following this afternoon’s 2-0 victory over Stevenage, but believes there is still more to come from his side.

Two first-half goals from Myles Weston and Ben Coker was more than enough to give Blues all three points as they made it six points from six in Sky Bet League 2.

Following the match, Brown was particularly full of praise for his goal scorers and goalkeeper Daniel Bentley, who was called into action on a couple of occasions.     

“I didn’t think we had to dig out a win,” said Brown.  “After Daniel Bentley made a few good saves in the first-half it was all us. 

“We threw too much out in the second-half but we had the job done when we put ourselves 2-0 clear. 

“It was a great goal from Myles Weston, you couldn’t ask for a better finish following the flick on by Barry Corr. He has been doing that all pre-season.

“Ben Coker’s goal put the gap between us and the opposition. People did talk about the third goal at half-time, but you don’t really need to mention that as we maintained the mentality. 

“We grounded it out in the second-half without playing fantastic football, but we were solid enough.

“With two games in you’re trying to get into a rhythm and that hasn’t quite come yet but it will do soon.”

When asked about goalkeeper Bentley’s performance, Brown stated: “He has grown up very quickly and got his hands on the number one shirt following his clean sheet against Queens Park Rangers in a friendly. 

“He has now gone two games without conceding a goal, but when he has been called into action he has been superb.

“There were a couple of incidences today when there were second balls from long throw-ins and he was called into action which for me is a great sign.”

Meanwhile, Brown now has his sights set on Tuesday night’s game at Roots Hall against AFC Wimbledon, although the Blues boss admits he will enjoy today’s win.

“We are not looking any further than Tuesday night against AFC Wimbledon. A great crowd turned up today and they created a good atmosphere. 

“We were there to entertain and I think we did for the majority of the game by playing some football. 

“I was delighted with the way we played today, but I’m not going to look any further now and enjoy this win before looking forward to Wimbledon.”

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