After providing a hat-trick of assists against Staines Town in the Fleet’s previous Skrill South fixture, manager Steve Brown was pleased to see Anthony Cook rewarded with his first goal since December.
“You take the rough with the smooth with Cooky,” Brown told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster. “A couple of moments in the second half he didn’t track his wide player and he loves a chat back to the bench. You take that on board as long as he’s listening to you and he’s doing the job you want him to do.
“You know that when he’s at it and he’s having a good day he can potentially pull a full back apart and I thought he was the difference in the first 20 minutes of the game, got his goal and should have scored again in the second half. But his all-round performance was terrific and he walked off with man of the match and that’ll be him lighting up Twitter and God knows what else he goes on.”
And the Fleet boss also had words of encouragement for substitute Michael West and, though it was a rare blank weekend for the top scorer, for Billy Bricknell.
“I thought Westy came on and looked bright, really bright,” Brown said. “He showed great pace, nicked the ball off the defender and put it on a plate. Once it cleared that near post defender, Ben May had the easiest of tasks to put it in. Billy Bricknell’s also had an absolutely clear cut chance and knowing him as I do, he’ll be a bit down in the dumps but the work rate I get out of him is phenomenal. It could easily have been more today but I can’t really fault any of the players.”