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TAMWORTH: PLAYERS' PERSPECTIVE

21 October 2013

Goalscorers on 4-3 win at the Lamb

After Saturday’s 4-3 win over Tamworth, Hatters Player caught up with goal heroes Jonathan Smith, Andy Parry and Paul Benson.

The trio reflected on an important three points but admitted their frustrations at allowing Tamworth a chance of point having led 4-1 at one stage.

Smith, who hit a stunning first goal of the season in his 50th appearance to bring the Town level told Player: “I was due a goal but I’m not sure if the keeper could have got a hand on it but I was delighted when it went in.

“It got us back in the game because Tamworth made it difficult for us in the first 10-15 minutes.

“The gaffer’s not happy with the goals we’ve conceded but before the game we would have all taken a 1-0 win.”

Parry’s strike was his second in successive away fixtures after he’d used his knee to score in the 3-3 draw at Aldershot.

But there was no doubt about his goal at the Lamb: a right-foot drive that flew into the bottom corner.

“I wasn’t going to shoot until Shaun scream at me to do so,” said the midfielder. “We like to keep it entertaining at the minute and in the end it was a bit of a grind to secure the win. Tamworth threw a few strikers on and we knew it would be tough, but we’ve battled it out and once again we’ve shown that never-say-die attitude.”

Striker Benson took his tally to four goals following his quick-fire second-half brace.

“You wouldn’t catch me scoring goals like the first two,” he joked on Smith and Parry’s first half efforts.

“The two crosses for my goals made them. It was a super ball in from Shaun for the first and the same for the second, Andre’s pass was perfect – I didn’t even have to break my stride.

“We would have been hugely disappointing if we had thrown the win away after being 4-1 up, but we’ve come from an early goal down to score four times.

“It’s good in one respect that we know if we do fall behind we can come back and win games but we don’t want to be going a goal down in the first place. Obviously if we go a goal up it will make it easier for us.”

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