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Hungerford Town manager Danny Robinson delighted with 'reaction' after victory away to Dorking Wanderers

Hungerford Town manager Danny Robinson was proud of his players after they reacted to a league defeat to beat Dorking Wanderers in the National League South.

The Crusaders suffered a 3-1 home defeat to Tonbridge Angels on Saturday, but quickly followed that up with an impressive 2-1 win away to Dorking Wanderers on Monday.

As a result, it means that Town have secured six points from a possible nine in the league this season.

Hungerford manager Danny Robinson watches on from the side
Hungerford manager Danny Robinson watches on from the side

After the Dorking game, Robinson said: “It was a reaction that we needed because it’s one of those places where if you don’t play well, or you don’t compete, you get hammered.

“I am really pleased because at the end of the day, even though it’s three points, it is one of the hardest places to go in the league.”

Hungerford were trailing at half-time to a penalty, but second-half goals from Callum Willmoth and Nana Kyei helped them secure the three points.

“Full credit to the lads, especially in the second-half, because we were good value for it and I think we fully deserved it.

“I always criticise my squad if we don’t deserve games and we didn’t the other day because I thought we were poor in spells on Saturday [against Tonbridge].”

Despite being behind at the break, Robinson admitted that his message to his players remained the same.

“I told them to keep doing what they were re doing because we were causing them problems when we managed to break on them.

“I wanted more of the same because we were hurting them when we got the ball into the final third.”

The Crusaders were due to face Braintree Town at Bulpit Lane on Saturday, but the game has been postponed due to their being a positive coronavirus case within the home side’s camp.

Even though they’ll be without a game this weekend, Robinson explained how significant it is that their home form improves if they’re to compete this season.

“Our home form has to be better,” said Robinson. “The fans have been phenomenal and I don’t think we have managed to repay them at home.

“Last week against Tonbridge was no way near good enough, but they were still cheering and clapping us off at the end.

“It is important that we improve on our home form,” he added.

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