6th September 2019

After suffering three defeats in a row, the Glovers have bounced back excellently, ultimately leading Sarll to notice a change in the mood around the camp.

Speaking to YTTV, the gaffer said: “Back-to-back wins offer a change of environment, winning gives us a chance to rest. Those wonderful two or three hours after a game you can give yourself a pat on the back but that eventually subsides. It does offer players that reassurance that we’re doing the right thing which encourages them.

“The quality of the character of senior players, they naturally know where they need to be, so (Charlie) Lee and (Luke) Wilkinson won’t let people take their foot off the gas because of their natural hunger and what they’ve seen throughout their careers.

“Before we played Notts County, on the Friday and Saturday (Carl) Dickinson said, ‘we have to come out all guns blazing, heavy, aggressive and in your face.’ It’s nice when you’ve got senior players who can support the motivating aspect of coaching and have the experience to already know what’s coming.”

The Green and whites leave Huish Park after consecutive home games and travel northbound to The Shay to face FC Halifax Town on Saturday (3pm).

The hosts currently sit in first place in the National League on 22 points and are unbeaten in their last five games, winning four of them.

“League tables don’t lie,” Sarll said. “They give a reflection on form, especially at this stage of the season. They can show the team’s ability to win and their winning mentality.

“They’ve started really well, but you need to play everybody at some point. It could be next week we play AFC Fylde they’re sitting at the top of the table and we’re saying the same thing all over again.

“We’ll go to Halifax, we’ll do our very best and it’s another opportunity for me to learn about our players. I’ll be able to see their capabilities, and their ability to be flexible and adaptable in every situation once again.”