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winning appetite and I thought that was evident.”
Hill was delighted with the work of matchwinner Calvin Andrew at both ends of the field. “I think the ball in from Joe Bunney was tremendous, it was a goal scoring ball,” he said of the decisive 18th minute header.
“It was brilliant goal from Calvin, but what gave me more enthusiasm was his performance.
“It was his commitment, his endeavour and his putting their central defenders under pressure.
“You want centreforwards to work central defenders in both boxes and I thought he was excellent. He’s added towards his game and his function with a goal.”
Having secured their place in the next round of the FA Cup, Dale’s thoughts were already turning to another competition as they prepared for the midweek clash against Lincoln City.
“It’s another great opportunity, but unfortunately it’s not on a great pitch.
“I want to play a certain way and I don’t think the pitch is supporting that and I don’t think it’s one person’s sole responsibility I think it’s a collective amount of mistakes.”