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Post Match Reaction – Mark Fell on Hednesford v Lancaster

“We maybe rode our luck at times last night but it speaks volumes for the character of these players”

Craig Stanley gets sent off in the 58th minute this evening, what goes through your head?
“From what I’ve seen the sending off for Craig it’s a ridiculous decision, he clears the ball and the forward falls over his leg – if that’s a sending off, or even a foul, the game has gone. ”

An away win while having ten men and getting a clean sheet in the process, was that luck or hard work?
“We maybe rode our luck at times last night but it speaks volumes for the character of these players, grinding out a 1-0 win, away from home after over 3 hours to get there on a Tuesday night cannot be underestimated. These lads will have had to leave work early, they ran themselves into the ground to win that game. ”

That’s two back to back clean sheets, what’s changed in the past few weeks and is there an emphasis on defending on the training pitch?
“We’ve spent what little time we’ve had on putting some defensive structures in as well as trying to add some creativity to our forward play at set-pieces. I said last week that we want to be difficult to break down and that comes from hard work and bravery – we’ve got that in abundance at the moment. ”

We’ll be home again this Saturday when we host Scarborough, are you looking forward to it?
“Saturday will be another tough game, Scarborough are flying, they have a front line which wouldn’t be out of place even two divisions higher, but we’ll focus on us and we’ll back ourselves to get a positive result. Scarborough will travel in numbers but I know we can get the Shed End rocking and that can be a real factor in the game.”

“Obviously, our thoughts are with our secretary, Graham Dockerty after last weeks news, we are a close unit here at the club and we are all saddened by the loss of Angie, we’ve got plans to honour her at the club with something permanent and I’m sure everyone will want to pay their respects at Saturday’s game.”