Steve Chettle was happy with it being a case of ‘job done’ on Saturday after Ilkeston Town beat Cadbury Athletic 4-0.
A brace each for Malachi Lavelle-Moore and Jamie Walker, the latter also missing a penalty, made it five wins in a row for Chettle’s men who were playing their first game in a run of four matches in seven days.
And the Robins boss was satisfied, if not thrilled, by the display.
He said: “We were a bit under-par today but did what we had to do. Ian Deakin made two very good saves at important times in the game but that’s what he’s there for and it was important we still stayed sharp at the other end.
“We should have been better and Jamie’s annoyed that he didn’t get his hat-trick having missed the penalty, but it’s a good start to a busy week.”
Chettle may well make use of his squad in the coming days with trips to Paget Rangers on Monday and Coventry Copsewood on Thursday to be followed by a home game with Studley next weekend.
He said: “Tiredness can be more a mental thing and there are other teams around us that will face tougher runs of matches so it will be a case of mental strength coming to the fore now. We’ll see if we need to make changes but they’re a fit group of players.”