Audio: Adie Britton praises 'Bath City of old' in win at Sutton United
Adie Britton was full of praise for Bath City after a “backs-to-the-wall” performance earned them a 2-0 victory at Sutton United on Saturday.
“This was Bath City of old,” said the director of football, who joined coach Lee Howells on the bench for the second half of the clash.
“As we came through the leagues and improved we had a lot of performances like today.
"We started under pressure and with the two up front and Chris [Allen] in behind it was clear the full-backs were getting far too much space to play in, so we changed the system.
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"After 20 minutes Chris went further out on the right and Charlie Griffin unselfishly on the left, so the full-backs no longer got out and that changed the game."
Britton reserved particular praise for two of his players.
“I thought Jason Mellor was fantastic,” he said. “It was nice for him to come in and keep a clean sheet and at times I thought he was particularly brave. He comes across as reasonable confident but how confident he is I am not sure.
“Everybody’s looking at him because Glyn is a good keeper but he’s come in and had two games and done really well. There are a lot of raw edges. There was one point when he came out right to the edge of his area, but he is a great shot-stopper he’s brave and strong. I hope he takes his opportunity.
“It was nice that Kerry [Morgan] came on and scored a goal. He did exactly what we wanted, Sean [Canham] was getting tired and we thought that Kerry would run at them.
“As the season has developed had Kerry been fit he would probably have been in there on a regular basis. But he’s had numerous injuries and the way it has panned out with Sean, Griff and Chris Allen doing particularly well, Kerry has had to be the impact player to come on in the closing stages.
“He wants to be more than that and I can see why the fans want him to be more than that. He has to earn the right to be in the side, but I am sure his time will come.
It was not all good news for City, though, with Joe Burnell being forced to limp off after just 13 minutes on the pitch with a recurrence of his hamstring strain. On a more positive note, Josh Low lasted the full 90 minutes on his return from injury.