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Cox: We looked solid

16 September 2012

Manager Paul Cox was quick to praise his side after our home victory against Braintree Town at One Call Stadium this afternoon.

Goals from Lee Stevenson and Jake Speight ensured we earned three valuable points to move up to eighth position in the Blue Square Bet Premier table. 

Speaking shortly after the final whistle, our boss was evidently delighted with the result.

Cox said: “It was a good team performance. The whole side looked very solid and one thing I thought today was that we were never going to be broken down.

“But credit to Braintree, I thought they were a good side. They’re very solid, well-organised and they gave us a good game.”

Ryan Tafazolli was handed his debut for the club and played in the heart of a three-man defence alongside Exodus Geohaghon and Ritchie Sutton.

And Cox was highly impressed with how the youngster performed.

He continued: “For such a young boy, he was immense. He looked commanding, dealt with everything really well and he’s also quite articulate with the ball too.”

 “He had an excellent debut and for a 20-year-old lad, he looked more like an experienced 33-year-old centre-half.

“If he plays like that for the rest of his career, then he has a very bright future ahead of him.”

On a positive day at One Call Stadium, Jake Speight struck his fourth goal of the campaign to maintain his average of one goal per every 86 minutes on the pitch this season.

Our boss added: “The good thing about Jake Speight is that he will still get fitter and stronger. There is definitely more to come from him.”

AFC Telford United are our next opponents on Saturday 22 September.

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