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NATHAN JONES ON THE 3-1 WIN OVER THE RAILWAYMEN

14 April 2018

Town boss Nathan Jones was delighted to see his side move to within three points of automatic promotion from Sky Bet League Two as they defeated Crewe Alexandra 3-1 at Kenilworth Road this afternoon.

The Hatters had to come from behind after Jordan Bowery had given the visitors the lead against the run of play with 35 minutes on the clock – with Danny Hylton firing in from close range before Elliot Lee curled in magnificently just before the break.

Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu netted his first goal of the campaign with an outstanding long-range effort to ensure the Town ran out the victors on an entertaining afternoon in front of 9,202 at the Kenny.

That means the Hatters could be promoted as early as Tuesday night, depending on how Exeter get on against Chesterfield.

Jones said: "They scored from a counter attack against the run of play. First half I thought we peppered their goal. The goal was coming but then their goal came, so it kind of set us back a little bit.

"But we showed some real character once again to get a goal back straight away and then to score a goal just before half-time was superb and that really set the tone. Then to score so quickly after half-time effectively killed the game. It was wonderful really.

"We had to defend for our lives late on, then we became the counter attacking side. We should have killed it off, they could have had another one, but we should have killed the game. It was an open game like people thought it would be, and we're delighted because it's a big, big win."

"As I've said, we've got quality in the side, we know what we can do. It's just about getting those results. We had to go away to three difficult places, Cambridge, Coventry and Newport, we picked up points in those games and then we've just won our home games.

"We had the wonderful result last week, then had a tricky place to go [Yeovil]. We're hitting form at the right time and putting the pressure on a couple, so that's good from our point of view."


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