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Reaction: Duff on Swindon Town replay

19 November 2019

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Reaction: Duff on Swindon Town replay

19 November 2019

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Robins boss Michael Duff praised his Cheltenham Town side for finding "another way to win" as his team claimed their place in the FA Cup second round with a first round replay win at the County Ground.

Alex Addai's early second half strike was enough for Cheltenham to advance to the next stage of the competition where fellow League Two side Port Vale await at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium.

In what was the third clash with Swindon this season the Robins had to dig in to hold onto their lead, but they just did that, earning a first win over the Wiltshire side after consecutive draws.

"We've had to ride our luck a little bit," Duff said. "Scott [Flinders] has made a penalty save. Other than that in the first half I thought we were excellent.

"We came off what we had been doing really well and solidifed it a little bit playing Broomy [Ryan Broom] a little deeper so they couldn't play through us like they did at our place.

"As soon as we scored the goal we just said we'd sit and take what we got, we came away from what we had been doing.

"I know they've hit the post again in the second half but I can't remember Scott making many saves.

"They've had a lot of pressure and people throwing their bodies on the line - being difficult to beat, being resolute. 

"Let's not forget they are a big club in this league and they are top of the league. They are a good team.

"You're not going to get it all your own way so find different ways to win and that is what we've done today."

Watch more post-match thoughts from Duff above on iFollow.

Next for Duff's side is a home match with Colchester United on Saturday at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium.

Tickets for the game are available online and from the ticket office this week on Thursday and Friday between 10am and 3pm. 

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