Wilder is defiant as Chairboys stay safe
OXFORD UTD......0 WYCOMBE ........1
Reuben Reid’s first half strike along with an own goal from defender Michael Hector after the break earned the Pilgrims a vital victory in their battle against the drop, denting the Robins’ automatic promotion hopes in the process.
Sheridan was particularly pleased with how his team bounced back from their disappointment at York on Monday by easily beating Cheltenham.
“It was a very good performance, to come back after defeat by York and a disappointing performance, against a very good team going for automatic promotion,” Sheridan said.
“I thought it was outstanding from the players and I thought we could have had a lot more goals.
“I’ve always said, the magic word is consistency and that’s what I’ve been trying to get from the players.
“I won’t leave them alone until we do I think we are improving and like I said, the York game was a downer because of the way we performed more than anything else.
“I just don’t expect that. I’ll accept losing games but it’s just the manner. I’ve been very pleased with the way we’ve been playing and I think we’ve improved and we look solid, and we have a very good habit of keeping clean sheets and we’re doing it well at the moment, but it’s as a team, it’s not just defenders.
“We worked very hard from the front and that won us the game.”
Cheltenham boss Mark Yates admitted his team were poor all over the pitch and agreed they were lucky not to lose by a greater margin.
“We didn’t turn up and I can’t say that too often about my players, but we were still in the hotel,” he said.
“It was not good enough and we were well and truly beaten. It could have been more than 2-0 and we didn’t cause them any problems, but we caused plenty for ourselves.
“It was not good enough by a country mile, but we live to fight another day. Bar Scotty Brown and Byron Harrison, we were hopeless out there.
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