Date: 18th September 2014 at 6:05pm
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Manager Chris Hargreaves has has a great week as Torquay continued their form in the recent two games, picking up another six points.

We headed into the game against Grimsby Town unbeaten in seven matches, and we’d actually won the last three on the bounce and it makes great reading to now say ahead of this weekend we are unbeaten in nine, and have won five on the bounce.

A two nil victory over Grimsby saw the manager say that in many ways for him it showed how far we had come as whilst the first half was all about our attacking intent, the second period was all about our desire to dig in, dig deep and keep that ball out of the net.

‘We were very good, especially in the first half. Our attacking play and our tactics were right, and I was really pleased with how we coped with them. In the second half, we looked tired and I knew there would be a spell of possession and pressure for Grimsby. sometimes you need your goalkeeper to pull you around and Martin Rice made two great saves. He works so hard every day and so does Jordan Seabright. They’re really pushing each other and we needed it.’

Ahead of the game against Woking, assistant manager Lee Hodges had described it as effectively the biggest game in the division this season, and Hargreaves was thrilled at full time because we more than passed that test.

‘What a goal, and we said at half time that one moment of magic would probably win the game. Luke’s got that in his locker and he’s got such good ability, so you can rely on him to deliver.’

Skipper Luke Young was again taking the plaudits at full time following his fantastic free kick, and the manager went on to say he’s been doing that in training for a while now because he constantly practices, so not only was he delighted to see it come off for us and result in three points, he was delighted for the lad as well as there’s nothing better than applying yourself in training and then getting the reward during 90 minutes.

As for the game though, the gaffer is obviously delighted with the run we are on and he couldn’t be more pleased, but he knows we can’t get carried away – we have to keep working hard and applying ourselves so this run continues.

‘We’re not getting carried away, we’re on a good run and it’s about winning games to get points on the board, and let’s see where it takes us. It was the cliche game of two halves. They were strong in the first half and they had a good game plan, while we didn’t get our game going, but we were the dominant team in the second half. Woking are a good side and they will be up there.’

Again for Hargreaves it was about crediting the way we dug in and battled to keep the clean sheet because that gave us the foundation for Young’s winner, so onto the next one and let’s just see what happens as the table continues to take shape.

2nd and ten games in is where we’d roughly want to be but there’s a lot of football left yet.