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Cox hails great result

23 February 2013

Manager Paul Cox was delighted with our overall performance in today’s stunning 3-2 victory over Luton Town at Kenilworth Road.

Substitute Lindon Meikle struck a dramatic winner on the stroke of added time, which gave us our sixth victory in seven away trips in the Blue Square Bet Premier.

As a result, we are now level on points with fifth-placed Forest Green Rovers, who remain in the play-off zone by virtue of a marginally superior goal difference.

Cox said: “I’m proud of both the lads and the supporters, both of whom I thought were excellent.

“It was a good day all round. This is a hard place to come and get a result and I thought we played some good football. We went at Luton and for periods of the game and we put them on the back foot. 

“The shape of the side looked good, and more than anything, hunger and desire [was there] in abundance. The lads worked extremely hard and deserved to win.

“But I always try to keep myself level. There’s always a defeat round the corner, or injuries and suspensions, so it’s important not to get too carried away.”

On an afternoon when right-back Lee Beevers bravely completed a full 90 minutes having earlier dislocated his shoulder, our boss also explained the situation regarding midfielder Anthony Howell.

The 26-year-old was originally named in our starting XI, but instead it was team-mate Chris Clements who took to the field in Howell’s place at kick-off.

Cox added: “He [Howell] took a knock in training yesterday but he wanted to give it a go, which is testament to his character, so we named him. 

“He had a fitness test and then broke down, so we had to change things about fifteen minutes before kick-off. Hopefully he’ll be alright for our next game.”

Our side have now accumulated 56 points from 31 league games this term and have a chance to improve that tally when we face Lincoln City at Sincil Bank on Tuesday night.

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