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Howarth: Best Result Of Season

27 October 2012

Neil Howarth praises players for 'best result of the season'.

Neil Howarth speaking to the media following today's 3-0 win over Exeter City:

"It's the best scoreline of the season and it could well be the best result. We have been pretty consistent all season although we haven't quite hit the highs of our performances last season yet. We have certainly picked up some good points though and I think off the back of making five changes, it is possibly the best performance of the season.

"Joe Hanks making his debut is great. Lawson scoring on his debut was great and Keith coming into the team and scoring a couple was good too. We have coped with some big players missing. It has been a good day. Lawson looked like he had a goal in him all game and it was a fantastic finish.

"Exeter know about Billy's quality and he's come off the pitch looking like he hasn't played. He is a good experienced player and his balls are very hard to defend against.

"You know what you get with Keith. You'll always get 7 or 8 out of ten with him and he's very low maintenance. I think he is a big reason why we have been able to take Cheltenham Town from relegation up to the top end of the table. If Keith Lowe isn't in your team then you know you have a good side.

"Joe Hanks had a good season with theyouth team last season and he's stepped up to the plate this season. He's been with us in pre-season and his attitude is phenomenal. Joe is a real talent and he won't forget this day.

"We probably bore people but as defenders you always take a bit of pride with clean sheets. We've not had a scoreline like that this season because we have been winning by the odd goal but our defending was very pleasing.

"We had a good season last year so it is natural to expect things this year. We're delighted to be where we are and we have a little break until our next league game now so it's nice to be sat in third. Next week will be an opportunity to get into the next round of the FA Cup. We will not be taking it lightly or under-preparing. We will give Yate Town the upmost respect and we'll be ready to play well again."

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