DINO Maamria hailed a “huge win” for his Brewers team after they secured a vital three points with a 2-1 win over Wycombe.
Goals from Dale Taylor and a screamer from Joe Powell gave Albion a 2-0 lead but a red card for Deji Oshilaja gave the visitors a lifeline.
Wycombe missed a penalty and grabbed a late goal, but the Brewers were well worth the victory.
Maamria said: “We have seen everything today starting with a terrific first half. One minute we are disappointed not to be 3-0 up then we get a red card and have to make big changes to go to a back four from a back five that had been serving us well.
“We had a tremendous second half for different reasons – real defensive solidity, resilience. It was disappointing to concede from a corner, and we should do better, but overall it was a huge win for us. It has been a good week on the training ground and we have come a long way and believe in these games that we can play on the front foot and take the game to teams chasing the play offs.
“I said in midweek that these are two big games (Wycombe today and Peterborough on Tuesday) against teams aspiring to get in the top six and two or three months ago we wouldn’t have won these type of games. It was a tremendous performance and our fans were magnificent from start to finish.
“We need our fans with us, especially at home and I thought the Pirelli was bouncing today. Our lads responded really well to that and it was a huge three points.”
Maamria hailed great performances throughout from his team.
Maamria said: “There are so many top performances today. Joe Powell took it to another level and scored a tremendous goal. Sam Hughes has not trained all week as he has been ill but he and John Brayford were at their best. Jasper Moon defended really well after picking up an early yellow card.
“I had no complaint with the red card. I have been really big on discipline, and it has improved greatly from the first eight games. We lost it there and I didn’t want to lose Deji for three games and it could have cost us the game. We have to learn from that.”