Date: 29th September 2013 at 7:34pm
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Manager Mark Yates has described himself as a relieved man following Jamie Cureton’s 94th minute winner against AFC Wimbledon yesterday.

The game certainly had an edge to it with the rather remarkable refereeing moment where he awards a penalty and then for some reason completely changes his mind, but Yates believed we got what we deserved in the end despite that with Cureton’s goal in injury time.

Speaking to the Official Site following the match, Yates said that not only was he relieved come the final whistle, but he thinks the referee would’ve been as well with how the game panned out.

‘We got what we deserved in the end, we showed a resilience and we showed character. We’ve not been playing our best recently so to get a good result against a decent side, we showed that we can keep going and we’ve got a chance of winning games when we keep clean sheets and look organised.’

Yates says he won’t criticise the referee following that mini moment of madness, because he’s just relieved that we got the result we deserved and that his decision didn’t come back to haunt us which was his immediate fear – but he would like to know what changed his mind in the end, because he thought he had a fantastic view of it to begin with.

Obviously Yates wasn’t just delighted with the winner coming when it did, but he was also pleased to see us keep our first clean sheet in five games. The last coming in the one nil victory over Accrington Stanley, and everyone will be hoping that this can be the corner turned for us now in terms of our defensive performances this season.

The gaffer goes on to say that the performance wasn’t great by any means, but it was an improvement and on the day it was enough, which is all he can ask for.