Talk reaps rewards for Robins

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Cheltenham manager Mark Yates revealed that some clear-the-air talks helped his side claim a surprise 3-2 victory over Bury.

The Robins raced into a two-goal lead courtesy of strikes from Andy Gallinagh and Josh Low before Bury hit back to level through Ben Futcher and substitute Andy Haworth. But Low had the final say as the away side dealt the Shakers' promotion hopes a blow.

"We had an open and frank discussion on Sunday morning - a few things were said, a few things were taken on board. We've been in a poor run of form and we said, hopefully that's the lowest of the low," Yates said.

"We came with a game plan, we defended superbly and I'm disappointed we conceded two goals, to be honest, against a really good team.

"I came to see them on Tuesday and they were like Brazil first half, so we knew it was a tough place to come. They have a front four that can rip teams apart, but that's the first time this season a Cheltenham side have literally defended in their own half and its paid off for us.

"We had a better start than anticipated but we know we can hit teams on the break. This was about being organised, being solid and hitting teams on the break, which we did."

Alan Knill was disappointed with the way his Bury side performed in key areas of the pitch.

"The game's about what happens in the two boxes and we didn't do enough in both boxes. We had enough chances and then we also defended really poorly," he said.

"When we equalised I thought I would take a draw, but then they scored straight away. We keep the ball and try and pass the ball round the opposition and I thought we did that very well, but we just didn't have anyone on the end of it.

"Having said that we scored two goals and you shouldn't lose if you score two goals."

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