Charlie Palmer praises Belper Town fans after Romulus win

Belper Town players celebrate their 3-2 win at Romulus. Pic by Tim Harrison.
Belper Town players celebrate their 3-2 win at Romulus. Pic by Tim Harrison.

Belper Town boss Charlie Palmer paid tribute to the travelling Nailers fans who cheered their side on to victory at the weekend.

Phil Watt headed a second half winner to seal a 3-2 win at Romulus and send the away supporters home happy.

Palmer said: “It does not matter that it is non-league, they are great bunch of supporters.

“They are very loud, they keep supporting the players and help them keep going. It is nice to know we have a following and we hear them throughout the game, not just for five minutes but for the entire 90 minutes.

“I made sure the lads went over and thanked them for their support after the game, they have not had a lot to shout about until recently, now they have and we have got to show them that we appreciate it.

Obviously we had a good win last Saturday at Chasetown, and the lads put another good performance in and made it two on the bounce.

“I said to them remember how well we played going forward last week, but also how tight we were at the back.

“In the first half we had plenty of possession and created one or two good chances, we probably should have gone in at half-time 2-0 up but the manner in which we conceded just before half-time was disappointing.

“Even though I was frustrated with the goal we conceded, me and my players are still learning so I did not go into the dressing room ranting and raving.

“I focused on the positives. We got the ball down, played some good stuff and scored three nice goals again.

“We just need to tighten up at the back and stop conceding sloppy goals and the lads took that on board. People have got to understand because we are down near the bottom confidence can sometimes be fragile.”

Palmer was also left happy by the form of goalscorer Evan Garnett, who was subbed due to injury following an impressive display.

He added: “Evan picked up a little bit of a dead leg, I rate him highly, he is an asset to the team and I did not want to jeapardise him by keeping in on the pitch.

“I know I have other options up front and he has been on fire so I needed to protect him.

“Evan is a big player for me, I have been talking to the club about keeping him here over the last couple of weeks.

“We are on the verge of keeping him here which is obviously good news, it will hopefully be confirmed later in the week.”

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