Sep 13 2012 By Matt Lewis
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NAS BASHIR praised his Hayes & Yeading defenders for keeping their first clean sheet of the season in the weekend win at Dover.
Striker Tobi Joseph hit a second-half winner as United took home maximum points from their trip to the coast, but it was their performance at the other end that most pleased boss Bashir.
“In the last couple of games we have been a bit cavalier,” he said.
“I felt we’ve leaked goals by not being solid enough defensively so on Saturday we went into it with the aim of keeping a clean sheet.
“It worked and we showed good control.”
Calum Butcher made his first start for the club since joining from Danish First Division side FC Hjørring and the former Spurs defender helped close the door on the Whites.
Dover started brightly and were denied an early lead by the woodwork when Ian Simpemba won a knockdown from a free kick to set up Ben May, but the Whites man’s effort struck the post.
Hayes & Yeading came out determined after the interval and the pressure told on 70 minutes when a long ball from defence found its way to the lively Joseph and the forward did the rest to give his side the three points.