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Hurst: Relief and delight after winner

6 April 2014

Kevan Hurst delighted and relieved to find the net again as Blues beat Cheltenham Town

Kevan Hurst revealed his relief, and delight, at full time following Saturday’s 2-1 win against Cheltenham Town at the Abbey Business Stadium.

Hurst, Blues’ top scorer this season, hadn’t found the back of the net since the 1-1 draw with Dagenham & Redbridge.

But he pounced just two minutes after Barry Corr had equalised to win it for Southend United against The Robins, and extend the unbeaten run to six games.

He said: “There’s some relief there because it’s been a while since I scored. I had a few fans asking me if I’d lost my mojo in front of goal.

“My attitude towards scoring has never changed and I’ve said all season I want to be scoring goals.

“Just in recent weeks in doesn’t seem to have been falling my way. I had a shot really well saved in the first-half and I thought it may be the case again.

“But Ryan Leonard played a really good pass and I had lots of space to run into. My touch was a little bit heavy but it made the goalkeeper come off his line and I was able to lift it over him.

“I was delighted to get the goal because it has been a while now. I took a knock scoring it which is why I came off, but hopefully I’ll be fine for Saturday against AFC Wimbledon.”

Having gone a goal down, Blues had to show plenty of determination to bring themselves back into the game before going on to win it.

Hurst added: “We could’ve sat back after we got the equaliser but the momentum is with us at the moment and it was a really good breakaway goal.

“The lads have shown terrific character and grit to come back to win this one, because it’s never an easy place to come and win, especially when you concede first.

“That’s exactly what we need to be showing between now and the end of the season if we want to win promotion to League 1.”

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