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Evans delight at first away win

20 October 2012

Steve Evans post Aldershot Town.

Steve Evans was in buoyant mood after his side produced a dominant display to sink Aldershot Town 3-0 at the EBB Stadium.
Goals from debutant  Lee Frecklington, Bob Harris and Alex Revell ensured a comfortable win and a first away victory of the season for the Millers.
“We were bold making the changes that we made but they were the easiest choices I could have made,” said Evans.
“People will know how much the Chairman, myself and Paul Raynor hurt after last weekend, I saw the fans were hurting because they saw a team, which is my responsibility, that lacked effort. I swore to myself all week that the changes would be emphatic and I asked the boys to train with the intensity that we wanted. Today we showed effort and ability and it could have been many more if we had taken our chances, but we don’t kid ourselves we would have settled for a workmanlike 1-0 win.
“From a management point of view you are disappointed that it is only 1-0 at half-time, we could have put the game to bed much earlier than we did, but we said to the players that they have good players and a good manager who is having a rough spell, but we said if we got that second goal some of their players may dip their head.”
Evans reserved praise for new recruit Frecklington who got the ball rolling with a wonderful strike in the first half.
“He is a Championship player and he played like a Championship player,” added Evans.
“His forward runs are why we signed him, he should have probably put us in front before he got the goal, it was a good chance and he would have been disappointed. He got his goal, then in the second half he has produced a piece of magic, side-stepped everyone but the ‘keeper has made a good save. Overall, I was delighted with him.”

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