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The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO -

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.

PIC­TURES: Pin­na­cle

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