Skip to main content Skip to site footer

Post Morecambe | Chey Dunkley

11 March 2023


Post Morecambe | Chey Dunkley

11 March 2023

Goalscorer Chey Dunkley met with the media following our 3-1 win over Morecambe.

Chey netted his sixth goal of the season in the 84th minute to secure what was a deserved win for Steve Cotterill's side.

Town were dominant throughout and got the scoring underway in the 33rd minute when Luke Leahy converted from the penalty spot. Rob Street then doubled our advantage when he poked home a Tom Bayliss corner.

Speaking post-match, Chey discussed the game, his goal and his recent nomination for the League One player of the month award.


"It was important for us to get a win after two games where we didn't get the win.

"We drew against Derby, which is always going to be a tough game, and we went away to Peterborough, which we think we could have got a point out of that game but because we lost it was important to bounce back and get a win.

"We knew it was going to be tough. I know Morecambe are down there at the moment but they do have some good young players and a bit of experience in their team as well.

"You can look at the table and say it's an easy game on paper but it definitely isn't because they have some good shooters and they have got a few results so I am delighted to get the result."


"It was good for us to get the goals.

"We were a bit disappointed to concede in added time at the end of the first half.

"It could have killed the game going in at 2-0 - we would have been a bit more comfortable.

"It is a dangerous score line 2-0, but 2-1 is even more dangerous because they are coming out the traps and thinking game on.

"It was important for us to start the second half well.

"And for us to get that two-goal lead again was definitely important because it then settled us to then play a little bit more football so I am delighted."

"I said at the start of the season that if I get in the penalty area I like to be a threat from set pieces.

"That is just a part of my game but to be honest I would have liked a clean sheet.

"It is good to get onto the score sheet. I had one saved which was a great save from Conor Ripley who is a good keeper so to obviously score is always an added bonus.

"Whether it's me, Penno (Matt Pennington), Tom Flanagan or anyone to be honest with you it just takes the pressure off the team.

"It was me today so I'm fortunate for that and I'm happy.

"But we must make sure we prepare for another tough one away against a real good opponent in Ipswich."

"I have scored seven before. I do have my own goals and the gaffer has obviously given us some goals as well as a collective.

"But we all have individual targets - if we can achieve them then it's great.

"Six goals is a good return but I want to keep my feet on the ground and take it game by game.

"If I can chip in when I can then that's brilliant. But I am a defender first, at heart, if I can get more clean sheets that gives us a solid base.

"And if the goals come then it's a bonus for me."

"I think there are a lot of the lads that are doing well.

"It is good to be recognised personally, we had skip (Luke Leahy) win it the month before.

"But it's not just me and him that have been doing well.

"There are a few of us that have had awesome seasons, Pennington who is on six goals you have Flanagan who has been solid as ever, Marko Marosi - you can go through the whole team - Shipley, Bayliss and many more.

"Even the lads who haven't had as much game time, you don't see how they train and how enthusiastic they are and the motivation behind it.

"When they come on they take the baton, young Tom Bloxham came on and he was awesome today soaking up that pressure and getting us up the field. He is one for the future.

"There are so many players that have done really well for us.

"Yes, I get the recognition. But what has given us our success this season is that team spirit and togetherness.

"While there are individual accolades, we are a team that is together. If I'm getting recognition then it's for the team. It's good to get recognition but we just take it as it comes."Generic-Web-Banner-Home-22-23.jpg

Advertisement block

iFollow Next Match Tickets Account