Hard Working Win

AFTER helping seal the Reserve team's first win in nine games, goalscorers Moses Ashikodi, Tony Stokes and Kyel Reid reflect on a job well done in the 4-2 victory over Coventry City at Highfield Road.

Moses Ashikodi

"The win has definitely been a long time coming, but it was a great performance and I think we deserved it. I was really pleased to score, especially as it was the first goal of the night and set us on our way to the win. We had a few of the senior lads playing for us, but the team worked really hard as a whole and all the boys gave 100 per cent. David Cowley came on for Luke Chadwick and did really well, scoring our fourth goal, and that shows players can come in and settle quickly into this team as long as they give their all and contribute. Also, Chrissie Cohen went back to centre-half against Coventry and proved that he's a really versatile player, who can play anywhere on the park.
"A few times in the Reserves this season we have let leads slip in the second-half and I can understand people being a bit worried when Coventry got it back to 3-2. But the way we played I think we thoroughly deserved the win and scoring four goals will give the lads a confidence boost."

Tony Stokes

"It was a really hard-working performance and I was so tired after the game. I was back in midfield, where I've been playing a lot recently and it's going pretty well. When I play up front I was never the sort of player to get stuck in with big tackles, but midfield is certainly helping to improve that side of my game.
"After I won the penalty I though that I should be the one to take it. I wanted it straight away and was determined to put it away. Thankfully, I did and it set us up nicely to go on, score four goals and play very well.
"It was great to play alongside Steve Lomas during the first-half. He's a great help, always encouraging and talking you through the game. I think I learned a lot playing alongside him."

Kyel Reid

"I think that was my best game for the Reserves so far and certainly a great team performance from the boys. Kevin Keen told us at half-time how well we were doing and that we had to keep going and keep a steady head. I think when you consider how many times we have given away leads this season we were extra careful this time round. But David Cowley's goal secured it for us. It was a cracker, his first for the Reserves, and he deserved it because he's worked really hard this season.
"Hopefully after this result we can push on and have a really strong end to the season. It would also be nice to see some of the lads that have played regularly for the Reserves this season breaking through into the first-team. We'll just have to work hard and try and impress the manager as much as we can."