Date: 21st March 2014 at 10:16pm
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Manager Wayne Burnett and first team coaches Darren Currie and Warren Hackett have all responded following Wednesday night’s win over Newport County.

Starting with our manager who ended the game in the stands after being sent off, he told London24 following full time that although he was delighted to see Medy Elito’s brace grab us all three points on the night, he was disappointed and regretful that his behaviour got him sent off – although he still stood by what irked him.

‘I regret getting sent off but I felt very strongly regarding the incident. The fact that the fourth official put up two minutes of injury time and I know that it is only a minimum but the goal was scored on three minutes and 49 seconds. It was a crucial turning point in the game.’

The gaffer goes on to say that the board is meant to be a rough guideline admittedly, but he can see no earthy reason as to why the time was almost doubled as he obviously cannot attribute it to anything that happened within those normal two extra minutes.

Other than that though he was delighted with the way we performed, even though we were on the backfoot for most of the second half. For him it was a good away win, and a good defensive display ultimately at the end.

Currie was speaking to the Official Site when he gave his after match verdict and he was delighted that with what was our first trip to Rodney Parade, we continued our unbeaten run this month and credited the team for sticking solidly to the game plan.

‘We had a plan that we wanted to stick to and it took us a while to get going, no doubt. Eventually when we put the plan into place, we did really well.’

One disappointing thing for Currie was that he felt their goal was very fortunate really and Chris Lewington said it hit a bad part of the pitch so he couldn’t predict it. Despite that though, we remained solid at the back and came out with a justified win in his mind.

Currie ended his interview by praising the match winner Medy Elito and he says that even going back to his own playing time Elito’s issue has always been consistency but he really seems to have clocked that this season and he just keeps getting better and better for us, so he fully deserved his goals and hopefully it’s a sign of more to come from him.

As for Hackett, he was again speaking to London24 and he said it was a huge show of psychological strength from the team to keep plugging away and keep them out when they got the game back to two one, as he feels the players wouldn’t have helped but think back to the way we conceded late in the games against Exeter and Morecambe, but they’ve obviously grown from those experiences and were determined to not let it happen again.

‘They’ve thrown the kitchen sink as you would expect. Psychologically they stuck to their guns, didn’t panic and we got the right result.’

For him, if there’s any real disappointment to come out of the game it’s the fact we didn’t get a third goal given the chances we created and he really doesn’t think going in four nil at half time would’ve been an unfair reflection of the first half.