Wilkin delighted to see Saints hold on to their advantage

Brackley Town's James Armson opens the scoring before Hereford's Keiran Thomas can close him down
Brackley Town's James Armson opens the scoring before Hereford's Keiran Thomas can close him down

Brackley Town boss Kevin Wilkin was delighted to see his side make sure they didn’t throw away a two-goal advantage to take all three points.

A week after letting slip a similar advantage against Vanarama National League North leaders Chorley, Saints extended their unbeaten run to four matches as they comfortably beat Hereford 2-0 in Saturday’s Vanarama National League North clash.

If it’s all square late in the game against ten men it’s much more difficult

Saints boss Kevin Wilkin

Jimmy Armson gave Saints the lead at St James Park and top scorer Lee Ndlovu grabbed his seventh goal of the season just after the break. That was enough to seal all three points against a Hereford side who had a player sent off at the end of each half.

Wilkin said: “We never looked like letting a two-goal lead slip this week. It was good to come in 1-0 up halftime with them down to ten men.

“If it’s all square late in the game against ten men it’s much more difficult. They had one chance just after halftime but once the second goal went in we looked very comfortable.

“The players kept doing the right things in what was a scrappy game at times. It was another important three points for us ahead of a tough trip to Curzon Ashton, which is always a difficult place to go.

“It was good to keep a clean sheet, Hereford have got some decent players who will ask questions of teams but we defended well and that was the foundation for our victory.”