Browne happy with vital victory

PUBLISHED: 16:15 15 January 2008 | UPDATED: 21:39 26 October 2009

SCHOLARS boss Steve Browne was a happy man after his side picked up a much-needed three points at the weekend. Potters Bar won Saturday s Ryman League Division One North basement battle with Tilbury 4-3 to climb from fourth to sixth from bottom. Town dom

SCHOLARS boss Steve Browne was a happy man after his side picked up a much-needed three points at the weekend.

Potters Bar won Saturday's Ryman League Division One North basement battle with Tilbury 4-3 to climb from fourth to sixth from bottom.

Town dominated the majority of the game but missed a host of chances and allowed the Dockers to stay in the match through defensive mistakes.

After the game Browne said: "At this stage of the season the result is what matters. I thought we were the better side.

"What we have been doing all season is lacking goals, but they are all young players and they will learn and get better."

Despite controlling the first 45 minutes, Bar only led 2-1 at the break.

Browne said: "I think we could have been maybe three or four up in the first half, which is typical of our season.

"Last week at Maldon the first half performance was outstanding and I know people think 'oh, but you lost the game'.

"The first half was outstanding but we were 1-0 down from a goalkeeping error.

"We got it back to one all and then after that we went to sleep and it was similar today.

"We got 2-0 up, went to sleep at the back and they punished us. Everybody we play against punishes us. Apart from that I'm quite pleased about the result."

Getting in one or two experienced defenders is key to achieving success in the division, according to Browne.

"The problem we have as a team collectively is that we are not good defensively," admitted the Scholars supremo.

"When you only have players a couple of hours a week it's very hard to get them organised properly unless you've got a bit of experience.

"What we have lacked all season is a little bit of experience in the team. We'll get it right once we get a few extra players."

Despite their defensive frailties, the side excel in attack and always look like they have a chance of hitting the back of the net.

"We are always going to be a threat with the pace we have in our side," said Brown.

"Obviously I know they are young and we have a long way to go but hopefully it is the start of something and we can go on a little bit of a run.

"The next two months are going to be very important for us and where we end up."

Potters Bar visit Ilford on Saturday.

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