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PARKINSON | Working Our Way Up the League

Boss delighted with attacking display

27 November 2021

Phil Parkinson revealed he was delighted with the attacking display his side put in, as they overcame ten-man Bromley thanks to goals from Reece Hall-Johnson and Paul Mullin.

Hall-Johnson opened the scoring on the 33rd minute as his cross took a deflection and looped over the flat-footed Mark Cousins into the net off the post.

Paul Mullin doubled the Red Dragons lead as he volleyed home after a whipped corner by Luke Young.

Speaking at full time, Parkinson said: “I thought when we got the ball on the floor, we looked really good, it would have been nice to score more but I’m very pleased with the performance.

“It was a good example of how to play against ten men. We kept the ball moving and had more opportunities to score.

“I don’t think he [Reece Hall-Johnson] can claim the goal, but I’m really pleased with how both Bryce and Reece really put them to the sword.

“We’re gradually working our way up the league and we’re on a decent run now.”

Despite being two goals to the good, it could have been even more had Jake Hyde and Paul Mullin not had their goals ruled out for offside.

The game was played in poor, blustery conditions, and Parkinson revealed that the key to victory was by playing the ball on the floor.

“We’ve hit the inside of the post, hit the bar, and a couple of goals disallowed which I’d like to see again because the linesman seemed very eagle-eyed on that side.

“The conditions for both sides were difficult, and we knew they were a big strong team who are strong off set pieces.

“The key is that it isn’t windy on the deck, and we had to keep moving the ball and create angles.”

After picking up a vital six points from the last week, Parkinson added that they need to continue the form into next week’s fixtures against Yeovil Town and Dover.

“We’ve spoken to the lads about sustaining performances at home and I said at half time we owe it to ourselves to finish off the job well which we did.

“The aim is to continue that on Tuesday night against a tough and resilient Yeovil side.

“They beat from Bromley last week, so we know it’ll be a difficult game.

“Come Tuesday night we’ll have a lot of time to pick the right eleven and the right bench.”

Tickets are already on sale for Tuesday night via the club’s ticketing website.


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