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Moore: Togetherness got us through

31 January 2021

Darren Moore hailed his teams’ togetherness as they saw of severe pressure to register three impressive points against an in form Lincoln City.

Lincoln boasted most of the possession throughout the game but a first half strike from Taylor Richards and two astounding penalty saves from Ellery Balcombe ensured Rovers took all three points from the Imps.  

He said: “We were under extreme pressure throughout the game today and what I thought got us through the game was our ethos, culture and togetherness of the group. 

“There weren’t many aspects of the game plan we got right. We did counter-attack well and the goal did come from that moment. We defended very well today also.  

“We wanted to stamp our authority on the game but they didn’t allow us to do that and they got the upper hand. When we look back on the game there’s lots to learn about but equally there is lots to be pleased about. Last season we would have probably gone on to lose that game.”  

As well as praising Ellery Balcombe for his two remarkable penalty saves in the game – Darren Moore was quick to praise unity of his squad to work as hard as they did to get a result.  

He added: “Credit to Ellery for making two fabulous saves. Those two saves will do him the world of good. 

“Moments like these can only bring the squad closer and you don’t forget them.  

“Our work off the ball has had to be better this year. It is something we’ve worked on in training and its paid off today.” 

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