Broomhill get back on track as second-half goals seal success

Stephen Hatfield
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Jason Dickson and Gareth Wilson shared the spotlight as Broomhill managed to bank a first victory of 2015.

The scorers helped Broomhill come out on top by 2-1 in the weekend derby date against St Mary’s.

It handed Stephen Hatfield’s side a welcome win after four consecutive defeats.

“It was a really complete team performance,” said Hatfield, the Broomhill boss. “After such a run of results it was a brilliant display and a much-needed win.

“Our games have started off in a similar pattern of late, with us on top but unable to take advantage.

“Then we tend to concede in the second half and the heads drop but that was not the case on Saturday.

“We continued on with our hard work in the second half and the squad certainly stepped up.

“The own goal late on maybe took a bit of a shine off everything but we really cut out the individual errors, with the back four magnificent.

“Now it is about making that result count and using the win to change around our momentum.”

Dickson produced the finishing touch after a testing corner-kick delivery before Wilson doubled the advantage.

“We didn’t deserve much,” said a St Mary’s spokesman. “It was a day for rolling up the sleeves but we were actually lucky to be 0-0 at half-time.

“Broomhill had more hunger and created the better chances.

“We changed the formation and that helped at one point.

“An own goal off Shea Skelton’s ball into the danger area came late on.

“Ryan McKee, Luke Carvill and Jose Tavares all had chances.

“Now we need to focus on a strong finish, with seven home games from our final eight fixtures.”