Date: 8th December 2014 at 4:46pm
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Manager Neal Ardley has said he was delighted with our progression through to the third round of the FA Cup following our victory over Wycombe Wanderers at the weekend.

1,035 travelling fans saw us beat the League Two leaders on their own soil one nil thanks to a Sean Rigg goal and the manager told the Official Site that he couldn’t have been more pleased to send them home happy.

‘Words cannot explain it fully, how good were the fans? They gave me goose bumps because they sang and cheered everything that we did. I’m so glad that we’ve got into the third round for them and hopefully we’ll now have something good to look forward to in the next round. We’ve worked so hard this week with that extra day of training and we absolutely grilled the boys every single day about how this game was going to go. The boys were crying out for five a side by Saturday morning!’

Ardley goes on to say that the players were fully on board with everything and they were asking their own questions in the build up to make sure everything was as spot on as it could be, and for him it was the perfect response because he wanted the game to be easy and natural with what we were doing and the hectic stuff kept on the training pitch.

Having played Wycombe previously, Ardley admitted that knowing what they were going to, what they were good at and so on, was a big hand for us as it meant we could do our homework with experience.

‘We did everything that we had worked on in training and the energy that the players put into the game was great. We decided on a shape that would give us the best chance and we were brave because we played with three forwards. We trained with high intensity all week to get ready for this game and I think that is the difference from the last game here. We prepared unbelievably well and the boys carried out the plan.’

With on loan defender Jake Goodman coming in for his debut after arriving from Millwall, Ardley said his performance was ‘immense’ and he’d worked so hard during the game that he was cramping up at the end, so he couldn’t have been more delighted with the impact he made and he’s hoping he’s going to be a good addition to the squad now as he’s certainly started brightly.

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