Robins boss Michael Duff was delighted to pick up where the Robins left off with their League Two home form last season after his side's emphatic 4-1 victory over Scunthorpe United.
Despite trailing the visitors in the second half thanks to a close-range finish from Lee Novak, Cheltenham hit back to gain a comfortable advantage in a matter of minutes thanks to Ryan Broom, Charlie Raglan, Alex Addai and Conor Thomas’ contributions.
It was pacey winger Addai who caught the eye in the second forty-five, though; scoring a one-on-one and using his pace and persistence to earn the Robins a last-minute spot-kick.
The attacker’s part in the game didn’t go unnoticed by his manager, who was full of praise for Addai after the final whistle and happy that his side started their first home game in the perfect way after last week’s opening day defeat against Leyton Orient.
“He’s a strong boy and I’m delighted for Alex,” said Duff. “I said to him before the game that I thought he’d score his first league goal today and he’s been unbelievable in training this week.
“Everything he’s hit’s gone in and he could have had a couple more and he’s deserved that because he’s come a long way in 12 months.
“It’s always important to win your home games. Hopefully people will see that we are trying to do the things we were last year and it’s nice to score four goals, win the game and get rid of last week’s sour taste.”
You can watch Duff’s full interview on iFollow above.