Halstead Town boss Mark Benterman was gushing in his praise of his players as their patched-up team rose to the challenge of the “biggest game of the year”.

With no less than ten first-team players out injured, two playing through knocks and having taken just a point from their previous two Thurlow Nunn League division one outings, Halstead got their promotion push back on track with a 3-0 win at Debenham LC.

And Benterman was full of praise for his players as they showed the character they will need to complete the job they have started and that continues with a home game against Downham Town at Rosemary Lane today (kick-off 3pm).

“Our chairman (Jim Holder) said that the game at Debenham was the biggest game of the year,” said Benterman.

“We’d let ourselves down against Braintree in the previous two games so we needed to respond with three points and we also had ten first-team players out with injuries, so it was a huge game for us.

“But it wasn’t just the win that was impressive, it was the manner in which we did it."

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