BILLERICAY Town manager Gary McCann is relieved to have put an end to a poor run of form following a late 2-1 win at Dulwich Hamlet.

It looked like Town would be extending their nine-game winless run after Danny Mills struck the first blow on 37 minutes.

However, Champion Hill is a happy hunting ground for Billericay who haven't been defeated there since 2015 and Alfie Cerulli came up with the goods at the death with his brace to seal a much-needed win.

Speaking to the club's YouTube channel, McCann offered his reflections on 'a really important win.'

"It's not a game that will live long in the memory in terms of a spectacle," he said.

"The result will live long in the memory because it is a really important win.

"We showed an ability to stay in the game and limit them to very little and I thought their gamesmanship from the very first kick of the second half has come back to bite them.

"They tried to kill the game off and defend what they already had but we stayed in the game.

"It wasn't a game that was littered with chances, you look at both goalkeepers and they have hardly been worked.

"You can see there was a bit of tension and need for the result so neither side wanted to give too much up.

"I was disappointed with their goal but I thought our ability to stay in the game and then recover and go onto win it will serve us well going forward."

Cerulli, who came on as a substitute, proved to make a difference for Billericay who are now only three points off of the play-off places.

McCann praises the substitutes that entered the fray for their impact on the game.

"Substitutes come on and they are game-changers more than they are substitutes," he believes.

"I thought the substitutes today had a real impact on the game and if Alfie was here, he would tell you that it wasn't his best five or 10 minutes because he gave up possession a couple of times.

"But he is one that has the ability to keep getting into areas and desperate to score goals which is something in his make-up.

"I am really pleased for him - it is a good response because I felt we needed a little bit more physicality and height and the need to get Richard (Asamoah) back up and running.

"I thought the result in the end could have gone either way but we have come out on the other side with a win and I am really pleased for the changing room."

Billericay are next in action tomorrow with the visit of struggling Concord Rangers.