‘I felt we controlled the game’ – Brennan praises the Tudors following opening day victory

Hemel Town manager Dean Brennan (right). Picture (c) Tony Conway
Hemel Town manager Dean Brennan (right). Picture (c) Tony Conway

Hemel Town manager Dean Brennan was full of praise for his side following their impressive opening day victory over Basingstoke Town.

The Tudors boss praised the professional approach taken by his players in what was the club’s first ever Conference South fixture.

“I felt we controlled the game really well from minute one to 90,” said Brennan.

“Our goalkeeper only had one save to make all afternoon and we created six clear cut chances ourselves – we should have won by more than one goal.

“We passed the ball really well in stages and the players managed the game in a disciplined performance.

“We were the better team in all departments and I’m really happy with the clean sheet.”

Brennan has worked hard to strengthen his squad over the summer and this was evident on Saturday, where he was able to field a very good side despite a number of injuries.

“Our work ethic was first class,” said Brennan. “What really impressed me was the strength and depth we have in our squad at this early stage.

“We had five players unavailable to us through injury and the lads who played performed to a very high level.”