Date: 22nd September 2014 at 2:18pm
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Manager Wayne Burnett has praised the players for giving him all they had in the game against Cheltenham Town last weekend and even though he had to admit we rode our luck a little given the chances they created, he says he’d have taken a point before the game so although there is a bit of frustration we couldn’t hold on for those last few minutes, he can’t be too upset to have come out of the game with that point.

Speaking to Sky Sports following match, he explained.

‘I have never questioned the lads’ work ethic and this group give you everything they have and I can’t fault them for that, we rode our luck a little, but when you come to Cheltenham you are pleased with a point. Would I have taken it before the game? Probably.’

Of course we got our noses in front in the match through elder striker Jamie Cureton and the gaffer went on to say that ultimately that’s what he’s in the side for and that’s what he’s done all career long as the goal at Whaddon Road was his 262 career strike.

‘He wants to get to 300 and I’ve had to tell him goals in training don’t count! But he’s a natural scorer and he may be 39 now, but doesn’t play like it. People want to be around him and he’s infectious.’

Some would say that having been with Cheltenham last year it was written that Cureton would score, it’s just a shame it couldn’t have counted for the extra two points/

Burnett ended his interview by praising the performance of Joss Labadie as well, and he said that when you aren’t playing well, which we didn’t really as a team, sometimes you just need that slice of luck and he’s pleased that we almost managed to hold on for maximum points.

‘We have played more football, more fluid, better possession and ball retention for much of this season, but the fans have clapped us off.’

Sometimes that’s the effort you need in games even if it isn’t particularly pretty.