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BUCKLE HAILS CHARACTER

13 October 2012

Boss pleased with players' attitude

Town boss Paul Buckle hailed his side's character after two late goals from Alex Lawless earned a 2-0 victory over Nuneaton Town.

It looked as though the Hatters would have to settle for a point on a frustrating afternoon until Lawless' fabulous strike from 25 yards broke the deadlock with just four minutes left.

"It took a long time but I always felt if we got the first goal we'd go on and score two or three - but I didn't envisage it taking that long," Buckle told Hatters Player afterwards.

"It was a frustrating day but I can't blame the players for a lack of effort or desire because they worked tirelessly on Tuesday for an hour with 10 men.

"The majority of teams come here and sit behind the ball and it is frustrating and difficult to break down but we dealt with it well in the end.

"We were guilty of sending long balls forward - that's what we didn't want to do. The right route was to keep moving the ball quickly and exploit the space, which Alex did so wonderfully well.

"The longer the game went on the stronger Nuneaton grew and the more frustrated we got - and that was a recipe for disaster.

"But we stuck with it right to the end, kept a clean sheet and scored two good goals.

"It's not always going to be nice skill that wins games and mistakes will happen - the players are only human.

"Togetherness, character and honesty - that's what it takes to takes to get out of the Blue Square Bet Premier.

"I certainly like winning the way we did today because it shows we've got great character."

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