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Yates: Resilience and Character

28 September 2013

Mark Yates desribed himself as a relieved man after seeing Jamie Cureton secure a win in the 94th minute.

Robins chief Mark Yates talking to the media following this afternoon's last gasp winner against AFC Wimbleon:

"I think the referee's a relieved man. We got what we deserved in the end, we showed resilience and we showed character.

"We've not been playing our best recently so to get a good result against a decent side we showed that we can keep going and we've got a chance of winning games when we can keep clean sheets and look organised.

"It was a great finish by Cureton to win it at the end.

"I'm a relieved man tonight, no doubt about it because I thought our performance deserved the win today. I think the referee's a relieved man today.

"I'm not going to criticise the referee, he's given a penalty and the balls on the spot and he's changed his mind. He had a perfect view, I don't know why he changed his mind.

"I'm just happy we've won, it would have been an injustice if we had not have won with that penalty decision.

"It would be nice to know what changed his mind, but we got there in the end.

"Jamie's showed, coming off the bench, that we've got some good players at the club. We kept going and if we keep clean sheets we've always got a chance.

"I thought we were excellent defensively, Matt Richards did a great job at left back, Troy Brown came in, he was tired at the end but he needed that.

"We needed to shake it up a bit back there. Steve just needed a bit of a breather, he's probably played 60-70 games in the league on the bounce but we'll need him again, he's a massive player in our squad.

"We've got a great spirit in our group. Matt Richards wants to play in midfield but sometimes, needs must. We've conceded to many goals and like I've said before, if we keep clean sheets we can score in the 90th minute and win a game. That's what we've got to try and achieve more often.

"We competed defensively, we played a high line and we were in control. The players are listening to what we're asking and they're doing what we ask of them. We were far better.

"It's far from a polished performance but there was a reaction from everybody there.

"I want to win every game, and if we hadn't it would have been two points not achieved when we should have. Hopefully that can set us on our way now.

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