Date: 19th March 2014 at 6:16pm
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Manager Chris Hargreaves was a happy man last night after we took all three points off Bury to give us an outside glimmer of avoiding relegation again.

It might only still be the smallest of hopes again now, but we are five points off Exeter and 22nd place and you just have to really hope that the results against Fleetwood and Cheltenham in recent times really don’t haunt us, as getting something from them to back up the wins over Rochdale and now Bury would see us within touching distance of escaping the dropzone, but whilst there’s hope it’s all to play for.

We simply have to back it up in our next encounter now.

Speaking to the Official Site Hargreaves was pleased to see us dominate the game as we did, and produce a good number of chances on the day, and he was obviously delighted when we got ourselves back in front at the death as he felt we were worthy of all three points.

‘It was very important we won the game and we deserved it on the balance of play, and the amount of chances we created. The winner came very late but thoroughly deserved for all the lads in the changing room because they worked very hard.’

Hargreaves says that having a had a chat with Lee Mansell ahead of the game, opening the scoring as he did on eight minutes was the perfect tonic, and it was a real captain’s performance from him over the course of 90 minutes.

One disappointment for the gaffer was that he felt the free kick that led to their equaliser was a very dubious decision and he felt quite hard done by with that and he feels his initial response to the decision of the referee to award it was right having looked at replays now, but that doesn’t overshadow the fact that he felt we could’ve and should’ve defended better from the set piece.

One thing he can take forward fro their leveller though, was that the players didn’t let their heads drop or start to hide, they carried on trying to do the right things, and although it may have been late in coming, we got what we deserved.

Build on it now in the next game against Newport and that glimmer of hope could well be some real hope.