Date: 20th January 2014 at 2:24pm
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Manager James Beattie has said the lads put in a good away performance as we took maximum points from our trip to the Abbey Business Stadium last weekend.

Goals from George Bowerman and Luke Joyce proved to be enough to give us victory over Cheltenham Town at their ground, and Beattie told the Official Site that he was delighted with the performance of the players again, especially as this time round we got out of the blocks quickly and got ourselves a two goal advantage before the end of the first period.

‘It was reminiscent of the Scunthorpe performance. It was two totally different halves of football. We got off to a good start this week, which was very pleasing. We were winning headers, winning second balls and winning our individual battles. When you’re on top, you need to score and give yourself the advantage.’

The gaffer goes on to say that he does have sympathy with Cheltenham manager Mark Yates, because the way they started the game was actually how we’ve been starting games recently, so he knows how frustrating that can be.

Already having mentioned that it was a game of two halves, Beattie goes on to say that everybody knew Cheltenham would come out in the second half and really have a go at us as they wouldn’t have been pleased with their efforts in the first half, and that was exactly what they did, but we stood up to it well and put in a very good defensive showing after the half time break to ensure we came away with the result we wanted.

Beattie’s greatest joy came from when they did get their first goal back, because he saw us dig even deeper and fight even harder, and instead of letting our heads drop or overly then giving them the advantage, the players didn’t let their heads drop and they stuck to it.

‘The lads stood strong and I’m very proud of them.’