INTERIM Billericay Town boss Dan Brown has hailed his side’s improved fitness.

Town beat bottom of the table Braintree Town 3-1 at New Lodge on Monday.

And Brown felt the squad’s physical condition played a key part.

“We’re fitter now,” said Brown.

“The game at times took the same pattern as the last game but now we’re fitter and we’re organised so we can ride out moments.

“The goalkeeper has made a terrific save and on the turnovers we’re fit enough to stay in the game.

“We can execute things at the end too.”

Town striker Jake Robinson bagged a brace and was joined on the score-sheet by Ruben Soares junior as the hosts secured an important victory.

And Brown was delighted with the three points which moved Billericay up to 15th in the National League South standings.

“I’m happy with the result and the way the group is coming together,” said Brown.

“We lacked quality at times and didn’t make the most of when we had the ball.

“But it’s a good result and it’s something to build on.”

However, Billericay were grateful for a fine save from goalkeeper Dion-Curtis Henry.

“I’m sick of hugging him because he’s really big and telling him he is a good goalkeeper,” said Brown.

“He is growing and you can see he’s enjoying it now.

“He made a great save and they’re the defining moments that can go against you in games.

“With the goalkeeper pulling off that save it allowed us to stay in it and then grow into the game too.”

Billericay will now be looking to build on the win when they host Concord Rangers this weekend.

Concord, who are 17th in the standings, have not played since being beaten by Truro City in the FA Trophy the week before Christmas.

The Beach Boys had been due to host Billericay on Boxing Day but the game was called off because of a waterlogged pitch.