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Gaffer happy to be in the hat...and delighted with the performance

4 November 2017

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Town boss Nathan Jones was glad to see his side make it into the second round of the Emirates FA Cup as they defeated Portsmouth 1-0 at Kenilworth Road this afternoon.

James Collins’ volley from Danny Hylton’s pass just before the break was the only goal of the game, but both sides had chances aplenty in what was a thoroughly entertaining game at the Kenny.

Jones said: “Obviously being in the hat for the next round is the main thing but we are delighted with the performance as well. The goal was fitting to win any game and I thought it was a terrific cup tie – especially second half. We controlled the second half we really did.

“Bar a little bit of cutting edge we could have gone even further ahead, but it was a great goal to break the deadlock, a great time to score and then I thought it was a terrific cup tie.”

The gaffer hailed the goal which gave the Hatters the win, but he was even more pleased it came against the side that won the Sky Bet League Two title last term.

“It’s a wonderful move in terms of the penetration, the ball in the box, the set and finish,” he continued. “It was fitting to win any game.

“But to win a game of this quality – it’s great going up against higher league. We love going up against higher league ones and testing ourselves. I thought we were excellent and we acquitted ourselves very well.” 

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