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26 December 2012

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Boss on Boxing Day win

Town boss Paul Buckle was delighted his side got off to a winning start in their festive fixtures with victory over Woking.

The Hatters were 2-0 to the good at the break thanks to first half goals from Janos Kovacs and Jon Shaw.

In truth the Town were cruising until Joe McNerney’s goal gave Woking hope of a Christmas comeback.

However, a late penalty from Scott Rendell secured all three points to Buckle’s pleasure.

“I was delighted to get the win – it was a great performance and a brilliant crowd – I hope they didn’t go home disappointed,” the manager said afterwards.

“I know it was a little edgy towards the end but up until 60 minutes it was total dominance.

“At 2-1 you’re trusting the players and they didn’t let me down. We reacted well. It went a bit quiet but I think a lot of people were stunned because Mark Tyler had nothing to do all game.

“We went up a gear after that and were really dangerous after that. The staff, players and fans deserve that win.”

It victory was the Hatters’ fourth straight home victory and Buckle now believes his side are getting to grips with the pressures of playing at Kenilworth Road.

“I can understand the players’ apprehension of playing at home but I think they’re used to it now,” he said. “There’s a bit of steel about us now. I’ve been keen to get the home form up and running and I suspect a lot of teams, especially those who played this morning, were looking for us to fall over this afternoon.

“We didn’t, I’m really pleased and we’ll go again on Saturday.”


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