DOLPHINS are on the right track – but boss Tom Killick stressed it was early days after Poole Town recorded their first back-to-back wins of the season.
Goals in either half from Wes Fogden and Tony Lee were enough to see off Gosport Borough away from home, with Harvey Rew’s late strike serving as consolation for the hosts.
If Dolphins had seen out the final stages without conceding, it would have marked the first time since September 2021 that Poole recorded back-to-back clean sheets.
“I think it's the first time they've lost at home and you can see why,” Killick mentioned to the Daily Echo.
“We had to withstand quite a lot of pressure in the second half. After Saturday, we talked about trying to back up the result.
“Sometimes you have to withstand an awful lot of pressure.
“A clean sheet is very difficult to achieve and if you still manage to win the game, you just have to be pleased, I think, which was certainly the case against Gosport.
“Yes, in an ideal world, you keep a clean sheet but you just have to do what you need to do to win the game.
“You have to say that Gosport probably deserved to score a goal, in terms of the balance of play in the second half.
“We feel we're improving all round, in terms of our attacking play and our defensive play.
“I don't get too bogged down with the clean sheet stats.
“It's just looking at each game on its merits and seeing what you've done well, what you haven't done so well, seeing what you can do better, but I definitely think we're moving in the right direction and confidence is a big part of that.
“Winning breeds confidence, but it's just a very, very early improvement and we know there's still an awful lot more we got to try and do and try and work on and if we get carried away we'll soon be soon be brought down to earth.
“That's the nature of football really.”