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Milton thrilled by 'complete performance'

10 March 2018

Assistant manager Russell Milton hailed a 'complete performance' as the Robins produced a fine display to beat rivals Swindon Town 3-0 away from home in Sky Bet League Two.

A Jake Andrews free-kick and two clinical second half strikes from Mo Eisa ensured that a fourth away victory of the season was comfortably registered in style at The Energy Check County Ground.

“I’m pleased because it was probably the complete performance really with a clean sheet and three goals, it could have been more,” said Milton.

“We had some good play and the lads looked really confident and I think they took on the good performances in the last two games against Luton and Notts County.

“We looked very assured and composed and we’re really chuffed with the result.

“It was a shaky start and with Matty Taylor in temporary charge they looked a little ahead of steam in the opening 10-15 minutes with a few corners and free-kicks.

“We said let’s cut them down to a minimum but after that once we got a foothold in the game with a couple of assured passes then we were off really.

“You’re never comfortable on the bench but as the game wore on we kept at it played some great football with some really assured play.

“We’ve got some players here that on their day can play above this level without a doubt and it’s just getting them to do it more often than not.

“They have shown in glimpses this season that they can do it, and today was perfect.”

Andrews opened the scoring just four minutes before half-time, curling in a wonderful free-kick to register his first Football League goal, and Milton was pleased that it got the ball rolling for Cheltenham.

He added: “I was having a look at the wall because it was perfect to watch from the dugout and I could see that they hadn’t lined it up right.”

“It was made for him and we’ve seen him do it in training, he’s produced it on the big stage which is also the mark of a good player.”

“I’m pleased for him as it’s only his second or third appearance, and it’s nice for him to get on the scoresheet.”

“It was a great couple of finishes from Mo too, one on his left foot right into the top corner so that was good and I’m pleased for him to keep getting on the scoresheet.”

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