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Drury delighted with all-round performance in away success

Daniels boss Graham Drury felt Saturday's emphatic away success at Carlton Town was a statement of intent from his in-form charges.

Stamford moved within two points of the play-off places after a 4-0 win in the first of four successive away trips for Drury's side.

They travel to fifth-placed Sheffield next weekend before visiting Frickley Athletic and then Brighouse on a spree of away days.

Stamford manager Graham Drury. (6471045)
Stamford manager Graham Drury. (6471045)

Drury enthused: "It was a big win and the lads were class.

"We was at it and the energy in midfield with Jake Duffy, Joe Burgess and Rob Morgan was different class.

"Our hold-up play with John Sands, Ollie Brown-Hill and Ryan Seal was really good and we just proved how much we want to keep clean sheets by putting our bodies on the line and blocking shots as well as Dan making another penalty save.

"I thought the third goal was really important because we were having to weather the long throws with the wind picking up a bit as well.

"We had to defend strong. Kern had a nose operation on Tuesday, but won every ball and went for every challenge and that shows his character.

"I thought the energy in the side was there to be seen. We've got to go away for the next three Saturdays and we've got to show that same desire and energy.

"The changing room is really buzzing. Winning and confidence does that because we've had such a lift.

"Rob Morgan was class, getting the goals which we know he can get, but we've got a lot of goals in the side now as well which we perhaps didn't have.

"John Sands was unlucky not to score the first goal. He's still not ready, but we've got to build it up and get it right.

"We still scored four goals without Joe Boachie who is one of our main threats which is encouraging.

"I still believe Carlton is the hardest place to come in the league. We haven't done well here in the past so we had to get our mindset right, forget about the pitch and the long throws and balls coming into the box and just do the job.

"All credit to the players because they have shown what desire they have got by putting their bodies on the line which was important.

"We knew we had perhaps won the game at 3-0, but they wanted that clean sheet and that was really evident.

"Winning away from home has got to become more and more now if we want to push on and challenge.

"Our home form has been good and I was told before the Wisbech game that our away form wasn't great, so that's the perfect response.

"I'm pleased the boys have done that because in the last two away games we've scored five goals and kept two clean sheets.

"As a group we showed a lot of desire and commitment to show that Stamford are on a roll and are really going to be a force for the rest of the season.

"We've got a good squad now because Christian came on and did well while Isia gave us an injection of pace.

"We've got pace in the side, people who can hold it up, we've got goalscorers and energy in midfield. We've got the best keeper in the league and players who can keep clean sheets so a recipe of good signs to come.

"I feel the spine of my team is back. We lost it, there's no doubt about that. You always build your team from the spine and I feel we've got a centre three now, an anchor in midfield, a good strong pairing at centre-half plus the best keeper and a really strong midfield.

"I'm excited to see what these boys can do now."

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