BILLERICAY Town boss Harry Wheeler admitted his side were not at their best despite claiming a 4-2 win over Weston-super-Mare.

A Jake Robinson brace, along with Jake Howells and Moses Emmanuel strikes, allowed Town to clinch all three points at the AGP Arena.

But Wheeler felt the visitors were the better side in the first half.

Wheeler said: “I thought they were the better side in the first half, but we defended well.

“Our shape was good again but I felt that in the transition between defence and attack - which is the biggest thing in football for me - we weren’t quite aggressive enough.

“We were a little bit sloppy in possession in the first half and, at half-time, we told them to relax a little bit and take the pressure off when we were on the ball.

“When we regained possession we had the same mentality as we did defensively.

“You’ve got to have a split personality where you can defend and be concentrated but, once you have received the ball, be expressive and play with a bit of freedom.

“I thought we did that in the second half and we came out of the blocks brilliantly.”

Robinson gave Billericay a fifth minute lead after latching onto Sam Deering’s perfectly-weighted through ball.

Howells extended Town’s advantage, while Emmanuel was on target soon after climbing off the bench.

Jacob Cane and Jake Lee gave Weston-super-Mare hope by getting on the scoresheet but Lee saw red moments later after a professional foul on Alfie Potter.

Robinson wrapped up all three points with a 20 yard free-kick but Wheeler was frustrated by his side’s display after moving into a three-goal lead.

The Town chief added: “I was a little disappointed about our discipline after the third goal.

“Teams are unforgiving and they weren’t going to lay down and die.

“Suddenly they got a goal back after risking a pass.

“We were then on the back foot for five or 10 minutes, they got a second, scrappy goal and we were under pressure that we didn’t deserve.

“Our overall performance wasn’t great and it definitely wasn’t a complete performance.

“But the most important thing was to get three points, which we did, against a good footballing side. We will look at the positives.”

Billericay Town: Wells, Kizzi, Howells, Doe, Inman, Deering (Potter 74’), O’Hara, Walton (Cunnington 66’), Robinson, Coombes (Emmanuel 62’), Waldren