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13 March 2017

Manager Darren Ferguson was delighted that his side claimed all three points in a comfortable 2-0 win against Cheltenham Town.

Andy Butler opened the scoring for Rovers in the first period, before John Marquis claimed his 21st league goal of the season with nine minutes of the game remaining. 

Ferguson was impressed with the way his side played against Gary Johnson’s men and how they managed to keep a clean sheet for the second week in a row. 

“It was a comfortable win for us in the end but it should have been a lot more than 2-0 to be honest, as we created a lot of chances and we dealt with everything they threw at us,” said Ferguson. 

“They came into this game as one of the form teams in the league and they were very well organised, they hadn’t conceded in four games so they were obviously going to be hard to break down.

“Back-to-back clean sheets are really important for us, especially at this point of the season. 

Striker Alfie May was unlucky not to find himself on the scoresheet, however the Rovers faithful were keen to show their appreciation for the former Hythe Town striker, as he left the field in the final moments of the game. 

“I have not seen a reception for a player quite like while I’ve been here and rightly so, I though he was outstanding,” said Ferguson. 

“He runs the channels, he never gives the defenders a second and technically he never gave the ball away. 

“No matter what level he has come from he certainly suits this level of football and when you have the attitude and desire he has, you’ll go a long way as a professional footballer.”


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