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Gaz happy with home success

2 September 2013

Gareth Ainsworth was pleased to get back to winning ways in front of the Adams Park faithful on Saturday.

Ainsworth’s men banished the memories of the 1-0 defeat to Mansfield Town last time out on home soil with a 2-1 success over Southend United.
He said: "I’m glad we’ve got our home form back on track. Mansfield was a blip and we’ve proved that in the last two performances.

"Everyone will be looking at Southend and thinking, ‘What’s happening there?’ I’m looking at Southend thinking that’s a good scalp, because they’re a strong side and Phil Brown knows what to do to win a game."

He added: "It’s a results business. Today we got the result and the performance was probably better last week (at Oxford), but defensively we were better this week.

"I knew there was going to be an onslaught and we handled it well. Southend are a strong side and they are going to be there or thereabouts, I guarantee it. If we play like that we will be there or thereabouts, hopefully in the top half of the league."

After Freddy Eastwood cancelled out Dean Morgan’s opener, summer signing Steven Craig clinched the victory with his first goal for the club - a powerfully-precise header on 32 minutes.
"I was willing to give him a chance," said Ainsworth. "Stevie's made a lot of sacrifices to come down and play in England and I'm so pleased (with his goal). He deserves it.

"When I signed him a few eyebrows were raised but he's shown today what he's all about. He's battled and he's come up with a fantastic goal from a Richard Dobson set-piece. Dobbo works tirelessly on his set plays and they are paying off.

"In the celebration he came over and jumped on me and high-fived Dobbo and said, 'Richard Dobson corner'. I was really pleased everything went to plan.
"The celebration said it all. He's a warrior and he's what we are all about."


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