WHEN you go six months without a win in front of your own crowd, sometimes it takes something new to spark a change in fortunes.
So while some Rocks fans may have been surprised to see Keaton Wood, Sami El-Abd and Manny Adebowale line up in defence, playing three at the back worked against Braintree.
But, despite ending the home hoodoo, manager Jack Pearce said there was no guarantee that the Rocks would stick to the system away at Hampton tomorrow.
With Kristian Campbell a doubt for the game, the Bognor boss says he’s yet to make a decision on how the side will line-up for the trip to south west London.
Pearce said: “I’m not a great believer in systems but I’m a massive believer in principles in play. I believe if you put your better players in the right position to get the balance of the team, then good things will happen. It can be 3-5-2, 4-3-3, 4-2-2 – I’m a big believer in putting round pegs in round holes.
“The reason for it was that have not been scoring goals.
“We need to win games to stay up so the best thing to do that is to reduce the number we concede. That’s why I went with that.”