Kevan applauds Yates tactics

Cheltenham's first-team coach Dave Kevan hailed the bravery of Mark Yates' team selection after the Robins' 3-0 win Morecambe.

Last Updated: 23/10/13 at 12:07

Dave Kevan: Impressed by tactics

Dave Kevan: Impressed by tactics

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Struggling Town ended the Shrimps' eight-match unbeaten league run with goals from Matt Richards, Terry Gornell and Byron Harrison.

Morecambe skipper Mark Hughes was sent off for a second yellow card early in the second half and Richards also missed a penalty for the hosts.

Yates left skipper Russ Penn and leading scorer Harrison on the bench, but the changes worked as Cheltenham enjoyed their most comfortable win of the season so far.

"We had a scare early on, when Scott Brown made an excellent save, but after that we've controlled the game," Kevan said.

"Whether Morecambe had 10 or 11 players on the pitch we looked comfortable throughout and the goals came at good times.

"The story of the season has been conceding poor goals and scratching our heads about how to eliminate those mistakes.

"The manager deserves so much credit because a lot of managers don't change anything, but he's come up with the answer.

"We had that extra pass, retained the ball better and played more expansively - so he takes the plaudits for that.

"Terry Gornell looked hungry, Sam Deering was bright - as he has been in training - and David Noble really did what he does best, retaining the ball for us so all three players who came in had an impact.

"We passed the ball with a purpose throughout and we didn't take liberties with it, which is important."

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

es, these stats are right. Rio Ferdinand definitely had a better debut than Fernando.

that man
Top Ten Debutants From Opening Weekend...

I

know it's only one game, and Arsenal have got an amazing midfield as is; but seriously, is Arsene Wenger the only person on Earth who doesn't want Cesc at their club?

Ezy_Rider
Top Ten Debutants From Opening Weekend...

P

S - 'Squeezes [English] out of his mouth like it's an elastic band he's found in his lamb bhuna' - bravo. Marvellous stuff

Ezy_Rider
Football Managers On TV: Paul Lambert

Footer 365

Premier League: Arsene Wenger keen to strengthen Arsenal's defence

Arsene Wenger admits he would like to strengthen his Arsenal squad defensively before the end of the transfer window.

Football Association looking into allegations against Malky Mackay and Iain Moody

The FA is looking into allegations made by Cardiff against former manager Malky Mackay and head of recruitment Iain Moody.

League One: Coventry to return to Ricoh Arena

Coventry City have agreed a two-year deal to return to the Ricoh Arena.

Mail Box

Rojo Is A Better Signing Than Hummels

There's some big talk in the morning mailbox, which claims that Man United were right to sign Marcos Rojo instead of Mats Hummels. Plus, one Gooner's happy Arteta's out...

So Long And Good Luck To Nani

A Mailbox that offers best wishes to a departing hero, defends Olivier Giroud, tells us to steady on over Calum Chambers and makes some amusing predictions...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property