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Tis - We Scored Goals At Crucial Times

9 September 2012

The manager also praises John O'Flynn's display

After his side made it four wins on the spin with a 4-2 victory at the Kassam a delighted Paul Tisdale spoke to the local press.

"I’m obviously very pleased, we knew it would be a big scalp if we got it. I think they have aspirations of a promotion push this year and quite rightly so, they’ve got a very good team.

Our players were very focused and they understood the challenge. Most importantly they were happy to go into the game and defend and our aspirations started with that and we built it nicely.

We had the knack of scoring goals at crucial times which helped. When we scored the third our players were down in the corner somewhere celebrating and I told them to get back, I didn’t like them celebrating too much and it just shows you.

One goal can become two very quickly as we saw today. Of course I was worried, the whole tone of the game had changed. But we responded very well and we still attacked. When we got the ball back we didn’t kick it away and settle for defending we went to score goals and we looked to do that even in the last five minutes.

Jamie’s first goal was terrific. Liam Sercombe made the space with a 70 yard run and I did say to Jamie that I hoped he thanked Liam for that after the game!

It worked well today but we have a long season ahead of us and I am not getting too carried away. Things can go so differently.

John O'Flynn worked very hard indeed. I asked all the players before the game what their personal thoughts were going into the game and John’s was along the lines of ‘working his socks off.’ So he completed that and that’s not a bad place for any place to start – its achievable and a lot of players can form a foundation for their performance by working extremely hard and he did that and he got himself into the game and looked very dangerous.

We obviously missed Alan Gow, who was injured and didn’t pass his fitness test yesterday, and he has done so well for us in the last two away games so it was a challenge for Jamie and John to work together and they did it really well so we didn’t miss Alan too much today."


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