Yeovil Town match winner Rhys Murphy has been speaking to BBC Somerset’s Ian Randall after the Glovers’ 2-1 win over Hampton & Richmond. You can hear the entire interview at the bottom of the article.

Murphy, who’s first half goal proved to be the winning one, said that the team worked well as a whole to produce a near perfect away performance.

“It’s always a good time to score before half time, but I don’t think there’s ever a bad time to score, Jordan (Stevens) took his goal unbelievably well – what a great tackle that was -So, yeah, two nil at half time and I felt like we probably started a little bit slow, but we expected a reaction from them.

But I think we were just starting to hurt them on the counter attacks and I thought that if we had got that third goal it would have been game done.”

The second half saw Jake Hyde (two yellows) and Matt Worthington (straight red) receive their marching orders from the referee, Murphy just want to focus on how the team dealt with the changes and saw the game out.

“I thought the team did ever so well to deal with what they had and see the game through.”

“But obviously then sendings off have changed the course of the game slightly, but I thought the team did ever so well to deal with what they had and see the game through.

At the end of the day, I thought the team worked really well today, there was another chance they created for me just before that and I didn’t quite get the ball set back to Frank who was in a great position, so that was one that I frustrated with myself.

This team creates, whether it’s for me or for someone else, this team creates lots of chances every game, so it’s a good team to play in.”

The result moves the Glovers up to second in the table – for a short while going top of the league during the game, Murphy says that the group wont settle for anything less.

“We’re picking up points, which is pleasing, all season whether we’ve win, lost or draw, we want more, so that won’t stop all season, so we’re going to keep demanding off each other and I think today was a good away performance.

I thought everybody was tremendous today, down the middle of the pitch Morgs, Wans, Coops Worthy, unbelievable performances from them boys, especially when we go down to ten men.
They do so much work for the team and that’s not forgetting anybody else, but they probably do a lot of work that goes unnoticed.

So yeah, to keep the ball out of Joe’s box and stop him from making saves and Josh (Owers) came on, did terrific, so did the skipper. 

It’s hard coming on as a defender in those types of games, so everybody did really well. It’s a good win.

Whilst the scoreline suggests a close run affair, the feeling is that the Glovers had their opponents in a comfortable place for large parts of the game and the front man is happy that the team can see games out in that style

“I’m not sure it was that tight of a game. I think – ask Joe – probably quite a comfortable game up until the sendings off, so I thought we had quite good control on it, even when we didn’t have the ball.

We weren’t getting hurt. So, again, I haven’t watched it back, obviously, but as away performances go, I think today was quite a good one, which is positive.

We can mix it up and if we need to win in the ugly ways or any way, then at the moment we’re doing that.”

You can listen to the entire interview below, including a few words about preparing for Didcot Town in the FA Cup next week.



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