Date: 14th October 2013 at 6:42pm
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Manager Mark Yates has said he was delighted with the team’s performance in last weekend’s match against Dagenham and Redbridge.

Cheltenham secured their third win of the league season, which lifted us to 17th place in the league, thanks to goals in each half from Jamie Cureton and Keith Lowe.

After a more than mixed season so far, Yates admitted he thought we controlled the game very well and he was disappointed with their first half goal because he felt it came from nothing. But although that’s a disappointment from the day, it did in itself lead to further positives for the gaffer.

Speaking to the Official Site following the match, the gaffer explained.

‘We responded really well. I’m proud of the win because it’s a tough place to come. We changed the formation a little, but I think it worked and we deserved a bit of luck today.’

Yates added that although in most games so far this season he hasn’t been able to fault the effort the players have put in, but in a lot of games they have been putting the effort into the wrong areas of the pitch and he’s wanted them to play cleverer and against Dagenham he felt we did that.

He also admitted that Cureton’s goal may have been a piece of ‘opportunism’ but he felt after the initial chance he wasted, he was due it.

For Cureton the goal also marked his 250th career goal and the 38 year old told the BBC that it was a very sweet moment for him, especially as it helped us to a much needed win.

‘With the position we’re in the result is the most important thing, but to get the win and the 250th goal makes it that bit more sweet.’

Congrats Jamie.