Delight for John as Town grind out victory
Boss John Still hailed the determination of his players as the Town triumphed 2-1 at Macclesfield on Tuesday night to go six points clear at the top of the Skrill Premier.
Andre Gray’s brace, with the winner coming eight minutes from time, saw the difference as the Hatters fought off a strong challenge from a Macclesfield side who had previously gone 15 games without defeat at home.
“We showed a different side to us tonight,” Still told Hatters Player afterwards. “It’s great when you score five or six goals but tonight, against a team with a fantastic home record, we have worked our socks off on a heavy pitch away from home and done fantastically well.
“We needed to dig in and grind it out and I’m proud of all of the players, proud of everyone. It’s been tough recently with the weather but we’ve continued to work hard in training and all that hard work has come to fruition tonight.”
Cambridge’s home defeat to Alfreton was the icing on the cake for Still and the Town’s 401 followers who had made the last-minute dash up the M1 and M6 after the Moss Rose pitch passed two pitch inspections.
“Yes I do know and yes I am aware,” Still said after he was asked if he knew the result of their nearest challengers.
“This is football, though, and things can change quickly. We’re not going to go overboard but tonight’s been a good night for us.”