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Moore: Peterborough win reward for hard work

27 December 2019

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Darren Moore felt Rovers’ 3-0 win over Peterborough United was just reward for his side’s hard work during the week which saw players and staff working Christmas Eve and Christmas Day preparing for the game.

A Kieran Sadlier double either side of the break set Rovers on their way on Boxing Day before returning skipper Ben Whiteman sealed three points for Moore’s men, and the manager felt getting the opener was crucial.
“We were really pleased to get the three points, we knew how good a team Peterborough are in this division, they’re a strong attacking threat and to come here and get a result is a brilliant reward for us,” he said.
“We knew we couldn’t put a foot wrong and we had to get everything right, our off-the-ball game had to be spot on, and I think we tactically got it right here, the players did their jobs superbly.
“We got the first goal and that was important, you have to get that here to try and get a foothold in the game - then Kieran got the second goal and really took it away from them in the end.”
The Boxing Day victory over the Posh saw Rovers complete the double over their hosts, and Moore wants his side to take the momentum into the next couple of games over this busy festive period.
“You want to get on the front foot and get those chances, but you have to get that balance right, we’ll keep working hard to maintain that, and I think we’ve had that spot on over the two games we’ve played against Peterborough,” he added.
“We’ve scored five and conceded none against them and that’s testament to the lads, it’s good to get a clean sheet as well, that’s a real feather in the cap for us as they are such a good side in the league.
“It’s three points and we’ll really savour it, but when it gets to the next day we’ll quickly switch our focus to the next game which comes very quickly. I’ve always maintained I’m looking for consistency, and I hope this gives the boys a bit more belief.”

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