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Ben Godfrey Post Coventry City

30 August 2017

Norwich loanee reflects on the 3-2 win over Coventry

Shrewsbury Town midfielder Ben Godfrey praised Town’s fighting spirit as they scored late to win their first Checkatrade Trophy game of the season.

The 19 year-old admitted that Town made it hard for themselves after surrendering a two-goal lead, but believes the never-say-die attitude will prove a positive one over the course of the season.

“At two-nil up we knew they were going to come out fighting”, Godfrey told the Press.

“Two-nil is quite dangerous because you find the other team get one back and you find yourself on the back foot a little bit, their fans get a little bit confident and it makes it difficult.

“I would say that we definitely made it hard for ourselves, but despite that we showed the fight that we’ve got in the group.

“We stuck together and grinded it out and this season we are going to have to do that at some hard places, so it’s a good sign.”

Godfrey reserved special praise for Joe Riley whose wonderful free-kick sealed the victory.

“Since I’ve come in I’ve seen Joe working hard to get himself up to speed”, said Ben.

“He was confident enough to take it, he knew he was going to score and the lads backed him as well, so when it flew into the top corner I was buzzing for him.

“He’s obviously been practising it because you can’t him them by accident, so all the lads are really happy for him and a last minute goal was really special.”

Ben admits that the confidence in the group is high and he is now hopeful of picking up another victory at Gillingham on Saturday.

“We expected to go two-nil up with the players we’ve got and the side we’ve got”, Godfrey continued.

“We’ve got goals in us and it’s nothing short of what we expect. We are unbeaten and we go into Saturday now with the same mentality to pick up these points and we will see what happens.”

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