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Jason Bristow hails his Town 'heroes'
JASON Bristow hailed his Basingstoke Town team as “heroes” after a fantastic performance earned them three points away at high-flying Salisbury City on Tuesday night.
Goals from Simon Dunn and Delano Sam-Yorke secured an unexpected 2-0 win against a Salisbury side second in the Blue Square Bet South and unbeaten at home all season.
Bristow said: “I think that is our biggest win of the season. Coming here, we had only won two away from home, while they were unbeaten, so it’s a massive win.”
It was a gritty, battling performance from the visitors, who defended stoutly against mounting Salisbury pressure to record just their third clean sheet of the season despite being without both of their first-choice centre-backs.
“Our performance was excellent,” Bristow added. “We had 11 heroes out there. “We were defending for most of the second-half but we threw our bodies in front of things. It was a great, battling team performance and we defended well as a team, with everyone putting a real shift in.”
The visitors were also clinical in front of goal, converting both of their clear chances.
“The first goal was a really good team goal and the second was an excellent individual goal from Delano Sam-Yorke,” Bristow added. “So far this season, we have been creating chances but not taking them so it was good to see us create less but still score.”
See this week's Gazette, out now, for a full report from Tuesday night’s game, and a preview of Saturday’s trip to league leaders Welling United.