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Willand Rovers’ defence took the plaudits from manager Russell Jee after they kept a clean sheet to make it four wins in a row with a 1-0 victory away to Brislington.

Brett Worbey’s deflected free-kick gave Rovers victory as Jee’s side kept a third successive clean sheet on the road.

That pleased the player-manager, who felt that, perhaps unlike in Wednesday’s 2-1 win at home to Steet, his side deserved the points.

“It’s another solid defensive performance,” Jee enthused. “We were very resolute in keeping a clean sheet and it was different to the Street game, as I felt Street deserved a point, but on Saturday it was a clean sheet away from home against a side who chuck bodies forward.

 “We had two banks of four that kept solid and compact, which meant we probably deserved the win in the end. It could have been more comfortable if we had taken our chances in the second half.

“You expect the opposition to have a lot of ball away from home, which they did, but they didn’t really hurt us as they didn’t get behind the lines.”

Jee added: “I said August would be the toughest month and that’s how it’s looking but we take each game as it comes.

“We set out to win every game and see where that takes us.”

The Silver Street boss reserved praise for captain Worbey, who now has three goals in two matches.

“Bretty Worbey was the pick of the bunch on Saturday and deserved his goal,” Jee said.

“He did everything and drove the boys on. He covered most of the ground, picked passes, put tackles in and put his body on the line. It was an all-round good team performance, though.”