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Delighted Dawson: That was tough

Craig Dawson is determined to keep the Cup and League form going after playing a major part in clinching a fourth round tie again Doncaster Rovers.

His first goal from the club came from a well rehearsed training ground routine which appears to be accounting for many of the goals being scored by the team.

It’s happened a few times this season with Tomas Soucek becoming a major beneficiary but this time around it was the central defender’s opportunity to find the back of the bet.

Dawson has yet to see the team concede a goal since his arrival in the team and is truly playing his part in keeping the competition keen for places at the back.

Fabian Balbuena – who has been in top form himself – had a night off – and both he and injured Issa Diop have a real battle on their hands to find their way back into the squad.

Commenting on last night’s performance the Watford loanee defender declared:

“It was a tough game and the pitch was difficult for both sides, but we stuck to our task and got a great win in the end.

“The conditions were tough and it’s been a while since I played on a pitch like that, but I thought we moved the ball well and it was nice to get the goal at the end.

“It’s something we work on in training [the corner move which led to the goal] so it’s good that it’s come off. The lads put in a great shift tonight and it’s great to keep another clean sheet.

“Stockport are a great side who are doing well in their league. It was a tough match for us, and as we saw with the other ties this weekend it’s not easy coming to grounds like this so it was a great performance from the lads.

“We’ll take each game as it comes and hopefully keep the run going.”

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5 comments on “Delighted Dawson: That was tough

  1. Dawson has been a bit of an unexpected revelation – let us hope that he can continue to play in the same vein! Changing the subject, the Daily Mail has reported that Sullivan’s porn star girlfriend has been appointed to the West Ham board. Bad enough to have money stealing Betway as main sponsors but now WHU are really going plonkers with this kind of appointment – Bobby Moore must be turning in his grave!

  2. Great goal for Dawson.
    I haven’t seen anyone slagging him recently.
    Actions speak louder than words.

    • Agreed GaryD. I wasn’t foaming at the mouth regarding him coming here, but like many probably didn’t think it was a sexy enough signing.
      But, we tried sexy with Pellegrini and that didn’t work out well for us.
      Well done Dawson, keep it going.

    • No doubt, as soon as he makes his first mistake, the same old faces will be slagging him off. They’ve been forced into silence by his performances but are only waiting for an opening.

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