Date: 1st March 2015 at 4:50pm
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Manager Neil Lennon was a happy man at full time as we beat Brighton one nil yesterday, but he had to acknowledge we’ve certainly played better in the past.

However we’ve also played better and lost, so he’ll take the three points every time.

Speaking to the Official Site following Zach Clough’s sixth goal in nine appearances, the gaffer explained that he was delighted to see our three consecutive defeat run brought to an end.

‘I think it’s a deserved victory. The first half was a little bit cagey and we had to rely on Ben to make a fine save early on. We edged our way into the game, and in the second half half we were a lot better. We took the game to Brighton and on the counter attack we scored a great goal. We could have had a few more if we’d have really gone for it. Whilst the game could have gone either way, I felt we dominated the majority of the second half. We knew the first goal would be important – once we got that it really settled us down.’

As for Cough’s goal itself, Lennon went on to say that it wasn’t an ‘easy’ finish by any means, but he took it incredibly well.

‘He took the shot on early, and often when you do that you can sometimes catch the goalkeeper flat footed. Zach is a fantastic young player, but we must remember it is still very early in his career. He didn’t have the best of games today, but has come up with a match winning goal.’

The gaffer goes on to say that ‘Josh also had a very good game and laid on the goal’ adding that he felt you could see the ‘shackles’ come off him in the second half when he was pushed into midfield, and he also credited the fans for playing their part because he knows it wasn’t an entertaining encounter but they stuck behind the lads and help drive them on.

‘It was a good win and much needed. Previously, it was the first time in my managerial career that I had lost three games on the spin. It’s good to have halted that run.’

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