Graham Turner's thoughts after the 2-1 win over Stevenage
By Matt Johnson
Town boss Graham Turner hailed a crucial three points after his side hit a late winner to seal a 2-1 victory over Stevenage at the Greenhous Meadow.
The visitors took the lead midway through the first-half, but a Paul Parry leveller before the break and substitute Marvin Morgan’s 86th minute clincher ensured that all the points stayed in Shropshire.
“It was hard work today and it was a vital three points,” said Turner.
“I thought we were very poor for the first 20 minutes and then we started to pass it. After we went a goal down, we suddenly picked up and started to play and it was pleasing after that. But late on after we’d gone 2-1 up we lived dangerously and one fantastic save from Chris Weale earned us the three points.”
Turner handed home debuts to the new strike force of Chris Porter and Tom Eaves, but it was the old guard from the bench who stole the show, slotting home a neat cut-back from fellow substitute Jon Taylor.
“Marvin’s done well all season for us. It’s been a long season and he’s played almost every game, so with the two lads that we’ve brought in we’ve been able to give him a rest and he came on looking fresh.
“It’s been a bit of a lean spell for him in terms of the goals since Coventry, so it’s nice to see him getting a reward for the whole of his season by getting an important goal for us.”
Coupled with the result over Tranmere at Prenton Park, Town have recorded back-to-back victories for the first time this season to move eight points clear of the drop zone ahead of a tricky looking tie with away-day specialists Doncaster at the Meadow on Tuesday evening.
“The victory today will lift the pressure enormously from us. It’s just opened up a little bit of a gap now for us and given us a bit of breathing space.
“We can now go into Tuesday’s game with Doncaster as underdogs, but with confidence that we can get another good result.”
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