John Eustace’s feet were firmly on the ground following Kidderminster Harriers’ 4-0 win over Nuneaton at Aggborough – insisting that on another day things could have been very different.
In the end, it was a comfortable win for the men in red.
It was a four-goal success with plenty of positives – but came after a first half that Harriers just about edged.
Speaking after the game, the gaffer said his team were fortunate to be ahead after 45 minutes.
He admitted to being rightfully impressed by the final result and showing, but sounded a note of caution about the day as a whole.
“The scoreline definitely flattered us,” he said.
“I thought Nuneaton were fantastic; they set up very well and we were fortunate to come in 1-0 up at half time.
“In the second half we were better, but 4-0 definitely flattered us.
“Every game is different and difficult… after today’s performance there is a lot of hard work still to come.
“We weren’t great in that first half and were very sloppy – on another day Nuneaton could have come in level or ahead.
“So, every day we are working hard and we want to keep progressing as a group.”
Plenty of players grabbed plaudits after the game, among them Andre Brown who opened the scoring with an excellent goal.
“It was a top, top finish,” added Eustace.
“He works hard in training every day and he has got his opportunity at the moment.
“I couldn’t have been any more pleased for him today because it was a top goal.”