You could forgive Neil Smith for fearing the worst on Saturday as he walked into Borehamwood.
His team had just let in five goals at home to Braintree after letting in four at Aldershot days before.
By all account, they were lucky more than nine goals didn’t go in against them.
But on Saturday his defence held strong as they drew 0-0 with Wood to end that wretched recent run.
Smith said it was somewhat of a relief to not be on the end of a drubbing and wants his defenders to take heart from the clean sheet.
“After the last few games it was all about be compact and being hard to beat,” the manager said.
“Last Tuesday and Saturday weren’t far from our minds and we had to keep that clean sheet at all costs.
“The players worked from a base and deserved to leave without letting in a goal. We need to take that forward now.
“It wasn’t a classic but after the last few games we’ll certainly take it.”