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Danny Robinson hails 'favourite performance' as Hungerford Town get past St Albans City in National League South

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Hungerford Town manager Danny Robinson described Saturday’s 3-1 win over St Albans City and one of his ‘favourite performances’ since he took over.

The Crusaders fell behind, after a Shaun Jeffers penalty, but Ryan Seager, Jake Evans and George Smith all scored to hand them the win.

The win ends a run of two successive defeats in the National League South and Robinson praised the reaction.

“To go to a side like St Albans, who were third at the time and in the second round of the FA Cup, and to perform in the way we did was brilliant.

“It was a cracking result and it was probably one of my favourite performances since I have been at Hungerford.

“The players stuck to the game plan and I think we were worthy winners on the day.”

Despite falling behind in the game, Robinson admitted how his side once again showed the determination to fight back.

“I don’t think we deserved to go behind because I felt that the penalty was soft, but we showed great character and it’s something this club has.

“We showed desire and passion to go through brick walls and as the game went on I felt like there was only going to be one winner.

“It was really pleasing because they are a very good side and I don’t think there will be many sides that will go there and get anything at their place.”

It was the perfect response for Hungerford and they continued their impressive away record which has seen them win five out of seven games on the road.

“The Hemel game hurt us because we missed chances and if we could have got something out of that game then we could be sitting even prettier.

“We had to bounce back and our form away from Bulpit Lane has been absolutely brilliant and I think we’re second or third in the form table.”

This weekend, Hungerford turn their attention to Welling United in the FA Trophy and Robinson is aware that it will be a different game to the one when his side won 4-1 back in August.

“They have an ex-England U21 manager in Peter Taylor and he has done a great job since he stepped through the door.

“They are a different side from when we faced them at the start of the season and it’s a competition we are looking to do well in and we want to progress.”

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