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Rob Edwards: AFC Telford showed their character in win

By Joe Edwards | AFC Telford United | Published: | Last Updated:

Boss Rob Edwards says he is really proud of his AFC Telford United side after they claimed their first home win of the season.

Rob Edwards

Substitute Jordan Murphy scored late on to secure a 3-2 victory against Stockport County at the New Bucks Head.

The Bucks twice led prior to that, through John Marsden and Marcus Dinanga, but were pegged back twice by Matthew Warburton and Bohan Dixon.

"I thought the first half performance was very good, the lads did everything we asked of them," said Edwards.

"For whatever reason, defending that goal has been an issue but it was great to go in at half-time in the game.

"We knew we had it in our armoury to hurt them, but what we asked of them was to fight and show the character I know they have got - I see it every day with them.

"And we have seen it in previous games, it was just parts of games at home that we let ourselves down.

"It is going to take a bit of time but every single one of them looks like they are with me.

"Yes, we have young players who are little inexperienced but I would rather that because they are hungry and they want it - I wouldn't have it any other way."

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The victory came after five successive losses at home, and a 5-1 thrashing at the hands of Harrogate Town on Saturday.

"We just got beat 5-1 on this very ground and I am delighted with the boys," said Edwards.

"I have told them that I am really proud of them because it has been hard for the players, once we have conceded a goal, to believe.

"We conceded two but they kept going and kept believing.

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"We have won five games this season now. We know we can win and know we can score.

"It may continue to be a little up and down, but we are working really hard to try to get that consistency."

Edwards took the time to praise Jon Royle, who had an impressive showing in the middle of the park.

He added: "I thought he was outstanding. He has set himself a standard, a very high standard.

"He was a man mountain in there, different class, did everything we asked of him.

"That is what we need consistently from him."

Joe Edwards

By Joe Edwards
Trainee Multi-Media Sports Journalist - @JoeEdwards_Star

Sports reporter for the Express & Star and Shropshire Star.

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