Post-match reaction from Richard Money
An elated Richard Money revealed his delight at the U’s securing their second win from three games against Yeovil Town this afternoon, and also commended the travelling Cambridge United fans at Huish Park.
A pair of first half goals from Rory Gaffney and a Luke Berry strike were enough for the U’s to see out the Glovers who pulled two goals back in Somerset, ensuring the U’s clinched a vital win according to the Cambridge United Manager.
Speaking post-match, Money commented: “It was a crucial result for us today. We were disappointed we didn’t come off the pitch with a result on Wednesday at Exeter because we all felt we deserved something.
“To get the win at Yeovil means we have secured six points from nine this week, which is a good return and the minimum that we wanted.
“A relatively comfortable afternoon became a little nervous and you have to give credit to Yeovil for that, whilst the conditions with a strong wind were not ideal either.
“In terms of the season going forwards it was absolutely vital that we stuck to the task in hand right to very end of the game to come off the pitch with a win.
“We hung on and sometimes that is as important to do, as going and scoring again at the other end of the field.
Reflecting on Gaffney’s brace during the first 25 minutes of the clash, Money added: “Rory Gaffney will score goals, I have no doubt about that. The first one he never looked like missing and the second goal although there was a deflection, he bought a ticket to the raffle by shooting where maybe other people wouldn’t.
“That is exactly what he is capable of, but he still has a long way to go to reach his full fitness levels.”
Meanwhile the U’s boss was also pleased his side were able to reward the 257 travelling Cambridge United supporters at Huish Park with a winning result, and heaped praise on the Amber Army.
He said: “I often think about what makes supporters do the travelling and support the team in the way that they do, especially if they have made both journeys this week.
“If the supporters have stayed down for the four days I can understand because it’s a nice little trip to the West Country which is a beautiful part of the country. But those that have travelled twice, well done!
“We have rewarded them with three points, some good play during the first half and perhaps made life a bit twitchy for them in the second period but we have come off with the right result.”
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