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22 September 2018

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Phil Brown was delighted with his team saying that could pick any one of a number of players as the stand-out man after Town romped to a 3-0 win against Yeovil at Huish Park.

Goals from Steven Alzate, Matt Taylor and Elijah Adebayo sealed the victory for Town, who ended a run of six clean sheets in a row for the Glovers.

Brown was keen to not get too ahead of himself despite the comprehensive nature of the win.

“It’s a good day at the office today but it’s only three points and we’re looking forward to Oldham next week now.

“You could go through the team – you’ve got to say the goalkeeper has played a big part in the clean sheet, in his mentality as well, not great conditions when the rain’s lashing down.

“He brings a calmness to the back four and Toumani (Diagouraga) did that in front as well.

Keshi Anderson, as part of a front four, I though every one of them was good. You could pick any one from about six or seven players to be man of the match.”

Brown watched Yeovil last week against Newport but said it wasn’t the 6-0 win last week against Newport that caught his eye – but the run of shutouts over the last ten hours of football.

“It was the six clean sheets that I was interested in – not the six goals they scored last week – they’ve got something going on at this football club that you have to break down.

“I know the manager very well, he prides himself in his team’s performances and we had to break it down and the first half I thought was, more or less, one-way traffic. We had really good foothold in the game for 30-35 minutes.

“On the odd occasion we let them out and they showed what they could do – their front four had a bit about them, a bit of pace. We stuck at it, we knew the first goal would be important and when it came we stuck with the game-plan and consequently we went on to win the game.”

The Gaffer praised his back four and drew a likeness between Sid Nelson and Franz Beckenbauer...

“When Sid was treading water with an injury which would have been no problem – he’s never embarrassed himself, and worn the shirt with pride. Sid miraculously got up, so we’re talking round pegs in round holes.

“I was trying to remember who it was – was it Franz Beckenbauer that finished the World Cup with his arm in a sling, back in the 70s? I’ve called him that and he’s never heard of him!

“When you’ve got players like that who wear their heart on their sleeve – fans love that, they absolutely love that. They adore to see a player put their body on the line, certainly if you’re a centre-half or a defender and he did that today.

“I’m delighted for Olly Lancashire – I kid you not on Monday last week, he just looked a different person all week. I’m delighted for him that he’s through and that he got himself a clean sheet in a captain’s role alongside a young centre-back.”


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