Hemel Town manager Dean Brennan has praised the positivity of his side after they picked up four points from their first two games of 2015.
“Our performances in both games were of a very high standard,” said Brennan, after watching his side beat St Albans 3-1 before drawing 2-2 with Wealdstone.
“What pleased me most was the positivity of our play. The amount of chances we created against Wealdstone especially was very pleasing.
“The players felt disappointed after only picking up a point at Wealdstone, but I was delighted with the performance. Full credit to Wealdstone for staying in the game.”
Oliver Hawkins netted three goals in the two games, and Brennan was full of praise for his young striker.
“We are a club who believe in coaching and developing young players,” said the Tudors boss. “We give young players with the right attitude and abilities an opportunity to progress in our team.
“Hawks has been a big player for us since he has joined the club. We believe in Hawks, and I feel he is starting to believe in himself now.”
Brennan is now urging his side to kick on over the second half of the season. “Going forward we have to keep more clean sheets,” he said.
“I asked the players to create more chance in recent weeks and they have come up with answers in the last couple of games.
“We will keep to our creative philosophy while hopefully keeping it tight at the back.”