Date: 22nd September 2014 at 3:58pm
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Manager Chris Hargreaves has admitted that our latest three points over Dover last weekend was far from the prettiest we will play this season, but wins are wins, regardless of how ugly they may come.

Speaking to the Official Site following the two nil victory the gaffer explained.

‘It wasn’t a particularly attractive game, we played well in the first half but looked tired in the second, so it was as good a win as any of the previous. It was also just as important. In the morning, all it says is 2-0 to Torquay but we didn’t quite click in the final third. The longer the game went on at 1-0, the more we dropped a little deeper and became more nervous in possession.’

With that said Hargreaves quickly clarifies himself that ultimately you can’t always play fantastically well and be that entertaining so ultimately as a manager you want a team and a squad of players who can win ugly because in some games you won’t have that possession and the game is about winning, so if you can play well and win but also play badly and take an ugly win, that’s what it’s about.

‘Dover rode their luck as well and we did hit the post twice, so we did have the better chances but we weren’t at our most potent. We showed character and put bodies on the line in defence.’

With fatigue becoming a reasonably regular comment from the manager now he will have to look at shaking things up but it’s difficult to change a winning team really because of momentum but with him not really rotating yet, he bares the fact that some of the players have now taken in 11 games in 5 weeks and he knows for some of them they will never have done that before in professional football so it has to be factored in – especially in games like that when we aren’t at our best.