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TOWN BOSS NATHAN JONES ON THE 2-0 WIN OVER FOREST GREEN ROVERS

16 December 2017

Town boss Nathan Jones was delighted with his side's performance in their 2-0 win at Forest Green Rovers this afternoon, as the Hatters moved two points clear at the top of Sky Bet League Two.

Alan Sheehan's low drive broke the deadlock just before half-time, before Jack Stacey saw red for a high boot a minute before the hour mark.

The Town went in search of a second and Danny Hylton pounced on an error by home goalkeeper Brad Collins, leaving the striker with a tap-in after he had pressed the keeper in his own area.

A goalless draw for Notts County against Grimsby Town sees the Hatters extend their lead at the summit of the fourth tier.

Jones said: "I am delighted with the result and especially after going down to ten men. If I am honest I didn't think we were anywhere our best. Forest Green started off really well. I thought we were poor in terms of our defensive responsibilities early on and they could have taken the lead.

"Second half they had one real good chance – Doidge, he normally puts those away. So we got slightly fortunate, but in terms of the goal we scored, we are delighted with both goals. The first one is well worked and the second one is one we actually earmarked.

"We weren't at our best today, these are a difficult side to play against, because they're very expansive, they take massive, massive chances. Sometimes with us it takes patience. Sometimes it takes us not to have an ego about certain things, and that's what it was today and I am delighted.

"I am delighted with a win and we showed a real resilience late on because I thought we saw the game out fantastically well."


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