Date: 10th September 2014 at 4:23pm
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Manager Chris Hargreaves has said he’s thrilled to see Torquay extend their unbeaten run to seven games, but more importantly our winning run to three matches following the two nil victory over Chester.

The game was certainly eventful but all that matters is another three points thanks to goals from Aaron Downes and Ryan Bowman, and speaking to the Official Site the gaffer had to admit it was a ‘feisty’ game and a difficult match for the referee, although he didn’t quite cover himself in glory at times.

‘The referee got confused with a big incident in the first half and it was the last man. By the letter of the law, it was a sending off, but I know how hard it is to be a manager, and I wouldn’t want a player to be sent off. It was a tough night for the ref and the game became feisty, which wound everyone one up – and it becomes a bit of a lottery then.’

Hargreaves goes on to say that he felt it was a fantastic header from Downes for his goal, but he also credited the delivery from Luke Young, who he said was putting great balls in all game, but it needed the players to alter their runs so they started making the most of them, and Downes did.

‘You stick to a format in training but we needed to change, and the reward was the goal. Aaron has been excellent in the last few games.’

He goes on to say that the front four were all lively and in the second half especially, he felt the forwards and wingers has a real ‘edge’ to them in their play, so ultimately we have come away with a fantastic result from a difficult place to visit.

It wasn’t just praise for the forwards though, Hargreaves also picked out midfielder and defence for praise given our overall showing in the game and what really pleases him is that he feels the players are on a run now and are really starting to deliver what they are working on in training, so hopefully this run will continue for a while longer.