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Reaction: Duff on Stevenage

7 September 2019

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Michael Duff praised the character his Robins side showed but felt they could have been even more lethal in front of goal after a home win over Stevenage at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium.

Goals from Gavin Reilly, Sean Long, Ryan Broom and Alex Addai saw Cheltenham make it 14 matches unbeaten at home with a 4-2 victory.

It sees the team's fantastic home form roll on again and Duff is asking for even more from his players as they look to continue a strong start to the campaign.

"I thought we left them off the hook first half," he said. "I thought we should have been three, four, five even.

"That was the disappointment - we knew what was coming - and we didn't deal with it. There was almost relief at the end of it that we've got ourselves out of jail.

"It was a strange game. I thought we moved the ball and they couldn't get near us first half. The way we got in was whichever way possible.

"We got into some great positions but just couldn't finish them off. It could have been 4-0.

"The second half is a completely different game but there was a little bit of character shown. It's quite easy to lose those games when it goes to 2-2 because you think it's not our day. I was pleased with that aspect of it.

"It's 12 months since I've come in now and last time we played Stevenage they looked a much better team than us. They have got injuries granted but we've got a few ourselves."

Watch more from Duff's post-match press conference above on iFollow.

On Tuesday a Robins side head to Slimbridge in the Gloucestershire Senior Cup, but the next League Two fixture is next Saturday when Salford City are the opponents away from home. Tickets and away travel are available to buy from the ticket office.


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