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2 March 2013

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New manager on Stockport triumph

New Town manager John Still was pleased to see his side mark his first game in charge with victory at Stockport.

Jake Howells' second goal of the season in first half stoppage was enough to give the new boss a winning start - and end a torrid eight-match sequence for the Hatters without a win in the Blue Square Bet Premier.

"If we show performances levels of today for the rest of the season then that will be pleasing," said Still.

"We had a bit of structure about what we wanted to do and we did it well, trying to take advantage of the pace of the players we had up front.

"We had one chance from the penalty spot and had several other opportunities without giving the opposition too many.

"We didn't go chasing the ball, we kept our shape and there was a bit of determination about us.

"For me, in the first game, I'm very, very pleased.

"It was very good but will we play better? Yes. We we play worse? Probably. We just need a level of consistency.

"Both our wide men were very good, our midfield four were excellent and the back four did very well to limit the opposition. The front players worked hard and created problems.

"It was a solid performance and we probably deserved to win by more, but credit to Stockport because they kept going.

"But honestly, there is a lot of work to do. The nice thing, though, is that the players know that too."

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