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22 October 2013

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Cullen header seals eighth straight win

A first half goal from Mark Cullen kept up the Hatters’ development squad’s 100 per cent record this season with a 1-0 win away to Gillingham.

The striker nodded home at the back post following Dave Martin’s left-wing cross to ensure a eighth successive victory for Hakan Hayrettin’s side.

Despite coming under pressure late in the first half the Town dominated the second, and could have run out ready winners if it wasn’t for a string of good saves from the Gills’ goalkeeper.

A delighted Hayrettin told “It’s another win and winning is a good habit to have.

“I say it after every one of these matches but these games carry huge significance, not just to us as a football club, but to the players themselves.

“We want a winning mentality running right the way through this club so that when the time comes that players are needed for the first team they can come in.

“The players showed the desire and the right attitude. The work ethic is also a big thing for us and it is something we are drumming into the players on a daily basis.

“Gillingham was a big test for us, too. They have recently had a change of manager and their players were obviously out to impress.

“We’ve played well and beaten yet another Football League club. The players can take great pride in this and all of the development matches played so far this season.”

Town: Justham; Trialist, Trialist, Charles, Trialist (sub Robinson); Stevenson, Howells, Martin, Viana; Trialist (sub O’Donnell), Cullen.


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