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Ebbsfleet United boss Steve Brown says there's more to come from his side following a narrow victory over Hayes & Yeading in Skrill South

08 March 2014
by Steve Tervet

Steve Brown (left)Picture Andy Payton

Steve Brown (left) Picture: Andy Payton

Ebbsfleet boss Steve Brown was left with mixed feelings after his side's 1-0 win over Hayes & Yeading.

Brown was delighted with the result, which extended the Fleet's unbeaten run to seven matches and kept them fourth in Skrill South.

But he watched on nervously as his side failed to build on the 21st-minute lead given them by Anthony Acheampong.

Brown said: "It was horrible. I thought that was about as poor as we’ve been.

"It wasn’t so much about the opponents, it was about us. We under-performed. I suppose the beauty of the result is that we know there’s better to come. When you’re under-performing and you get the result, it’s pleasing, but in terms of the performance, there’s more to come."

Ebbsfleet's play lacked fluidity and they were under the cosh for much of the second half as Hayes piled forward in search of an equaliser.

Brown said: "In the first half, when we got the ball down and played, we were OK, but we just couldn’t seem to get control of the ball.

"I was never sitting there thinking 'this is going to go two and three.' I have done in the past because we’ve been on top of games, but on Saturday we never got on top of the game - ever.

"You might credit Hayes for that or you might say we under-performed, which we did. I guess it’s a bit of both, but at no stage did I feel comfortable that we were going to go on and get a second and third.

"We created one or two chances in the first half but I was delighted the final whistle went and that we’ve managed to get the clean sheet, a 1-0 win and three points."

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