HARRY Wheeler was pleased to see his Billericay Town side adapt in their 2-0 victory over Biggleswade Town.

Jake Robinson and summer signing Adam Coombes were on target for the reigning Isthmian Premier League champions.

A bobbly pitch resulted in Billericay having to change their style of play and Wheeler was delighted to see his side win in testing conditions just seven days before their National League South campaign gets underway against Truro City.

The Town boss said: “I think it was probably the perfect game for us.

“The pitch was quite bobbly – it’s a really good surface here normally but, what with the weather at the moment, all the pitches are dry.

“It was bobbly, but that was the same for both teams and it’s nice to play on a different surface because you’ll get that during the season.

“It’s good for you to have to adapt your game and you have to play to the conditions at times.

“We adapted to it not as quickly as I would like, but we did in the end against a good side who I think will be up there in their league this season.

“They’re a decent side, but we showed a different part of our game and that’s what we want.”

Town, who welcome a West Ham United XI to the AGP Arena for their final warm-up fixture of the summer tomorrow night, took the lead four minutes before the break as Robinson headed home a Moses Emmanuel cross.

And summer signing Coombes, who has impressed since joining the club, confidently converted a second half spot-kick after being brought down in the penalty area.

While Wheeler was glad to see his charges impressing in offensive positions, the Billericay boss admitted keeping a clean sheet was just as important.

Wheeler added: “It was a good experience for us and the clean sheet was really important.

“We really wanted to keep a clean sheet and I said to them at the end that was really important because you’ll get mirrored games of that this season where you have to dig in and it’s tough.

“It was a really worthwhile workout and it didn’t seem like a pre-season friendly – it seemed like a proper game.

“That will benefit both teams by the time the season starts.

“There were little bits we could fine tune.

“There are parts we have written down to work on again but that’s the point of pre-season.

“Off the pitch and on the pitch, there are bits you have got to improve continuously.”