Date: 4th February 2015 at 5:18pm
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Manager Phil Brown as said our victory over York City was a great result, but one that we didn’t really deserve.

Speaking to the Official Site following the full time whistle, Brown pulled no punches in terms of our lacklustre showing and he knows we got extremely lucky with the late penalty award that saw us take all three points.

‘I’m relieved more than anything. I think that’s the first time since I arrived at the club where we’ve gone in there and won ugly. We didn’t deserve to win today. York showed what a decent side they are and they put enough in the game, they deserved to win.’

Brown says it was frustrating because training all week had been ‘absolutely outstanding’ so to see the players put in a shift like that wasn’t expected and he had no idea why we weren’t ‘up to scratch’ on the day.

However, he was pleased with the showing of the substitutes as they did turn things and give us an extra energy, especially Coulthirst who stepped up to put the penalty away.

‘We’ve now picked up nine points from a possible nine, with two terrific wins and a tough game against York. The lads have all got smiles on their faces, and that’s because they’re all relieved. I was worried it would be another 0-0 but we were lucky today.’

Two lads went out on loan as well on deadline day.

Striker Jason Williams will continue his education on a season long youth loan with Welling United. Having been out at Chelmsford earlier in the season, making the step up to the Conference level will be another experience for him and hopefully he can continue the form he showed at Chelmsford where he scored six goals in six games.

Transfer listed Conor Clifford has also left on a loan spell. The 23 year old midfielder has moved to Conference based Barnet on a short term spell that will expire on March 7.

Brown explained that it was a good opportunity for him to get game time and go out and impress and ‘restart’ his career, especially with Barnet doing so well in the league.

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