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27 August 2012

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Boss happy after 3-1 away win

Town boss Paul Buckle was delighted to see his side return to winning ways after the comfortable 3-1 victory at Ebbsfleet United.

Two goals from Stuart Fleetwood and one from Scott Rendell ensured the Hatters responded in the best way possible after the home defeat to Telford on Saturday.

“The only thing I was disappointed with against Telford was the loss, the result, itself,” Buckle told Hatters Player afterwards. “I felt we created enough chances to win that game and we've come here still confident of scoring goals and done that today.

“This isn't an easy place to come. Liam Daish's teams are hard to play against and if you come to places like Ebbsfleet and don't work hard you won't get anything.”

The boss started with four strikers on the pitch with scorers Fleetwood and Rendell joined by Andre Gray and Jon Shaw.

“I've always said I want to attack,” Buckle continued. “Andre's come in because he's deserved to.

“It's still early in the season, we're only five games in – we're still looking for that winning formula.

“We've tried it in pre-season in training and used those four players when we've been chasing games recently.

“Today we were bright and caused them lots of problems and we could have scored a lot more than three.

“We weren't afraid, and I want us to attack and score goals. All the strikers worked hard. They're all good on the ball and they were so selfless at times.”

Defender Dean Beckwith also came in for praise from the boss after an assured first league appearance for the Town in almost a year.

“Dean was great today and we needed him to be,” Buckle said. “Ebbsfleet were hanging plenty of high balls in there and him and Lathaniel Rowe-Turner dealt with them well.

“Dean's not had an opportunity since I've been at the club but he grabbed his chance with both hands today.

“It's a pleasing all-round performance from everyone. We know as a team we've still got lots to work on.

“We're no-where near where we want to be still but to come to Ebbsfleet and score three goals isn;t such a bad thing.”

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