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PB: FINDING OUR FEET AT HOME

8 December 2012

Three home wins in a week delights boss

Town boss Paul Buckle believes his side are now finding their form at Kenilworth Road after three second half goals saw off a stubborn Alfreton.


It was a three-goal blitz in the space of five minutes that won it for the Hatters with JJ O’Donnell, Jonathan Smith and Andre Gray finding the target.


And the manager was in an understandably buoyant mood after watching a third straight home win this week.


“We’ve finding our feet at home as well as away now,” Buckle told Hatters Player afterwards. “We’ve changed our game at Kenilworth Road. We’ve worked on a few things and in the past I thought we passed it too much at home.


“We’ve tweaked the way we play slightly, we’ve got a rugged look about us and we’re in people’s faces more - in the second half we were fantastic.


“It was a good result and performance against a dogged team. You saw they were time-wasting and it was frustrating but we finally look as though we’re getting used to such tactics.


“We’ve shown that we’ve added a real steel to our game now and the players were in no mood to surrender this afternoon.”


It was hard to remember that before the second-half super show the score was blank at the break – but it wasn’t for the lack of trying according to the boss.


“We went in at half-time having missed several gilt-edged chances,” said Buckle. “We put lots of balls into the box but we didn’t panic. It’s all about belief. I believe in the players and so do the crowd.


“You could sense that in the second half and the atmosphere was electric.


“It was crucial that we came out after half-time and put Alfreton on the back foot. We didn’t want to wait or sit back - we went for it, and for it to happen to so quickly was fantastic.


“They were three great goals and we move forward and look ahead to a massive game on Tuesday.


"We're on a good unbeaten run in all competitions but nothing's won yet. We'll keep focused and stay on our game for what is a crucial time of the season. To do that we've got to work hard and today we did just that."



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