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Brown: We had to dig deep for the win

5 April 2014

Phil Brown delighted with his team as they dig deep to come from behind and beat Cheltenham Town

Phil Brown was delighted with his side’s ability to dig deep to come from behind to beat Cheltenham Town on Saturday afternoon.

Barry Corr and Kevan Hurst struck within three minutes of each other to hand Blues a fantastic three points away from home.

And their boss was thrilled to see his team grab the game by the scruff of the neck and run out winners, in what he described as a massive 45 minutes.

He said: “Having gone behind on the stroke of half-time, against the run of play in all fairness, we had to dig really deep to win that, and my word did we.

“The stats overall say a 25 per cent of teams who concede first still go on to win the game, and that’s exactly what we’ve done today.

“People will have been looking at half-time, seen us trailing and thought we’d not come away with the three points, especially as it’s a tough place to come.

“The pitch didn’t help either side today, but we showed a lot of spirit and really grabbed the game to go on and score twice so quickly.

“Nothing is won or lost until the end, but the players knew at half-time it was a massive 45 minutes coming up, and it’s testament to them that they’ve turned things around to win the game.”

It was a double substitution with an hour gone that turned things in Blues’ favour, as Corr scored with almost his first touch.

Hurst’s goal was counter attacking football at its best and Brown was pleased with both of the goals.

He added: “John White was denied by an unbelievable save just before Barry scored and you did start to wonder if it would be our day.

“But we kept going and almost immediately we got a good goal to get us back in the game. Barry finished it well.

“Then from their set piece we’ve broken quickly with Ryan Leonard and Hursty has done well to finish.

“He worked very hard today and it’s been a while since he’s scored, so he’ll be delighted to have scored the winner.”


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