Gwargis delighted with emphatic away triumph

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Peter Gwargis praised a fantastic all-round team performance following tonight’s emphatic 4-1 win away to Southampton in Premier League 2 Division 1.

By Alex Stedman • 01 November 2019

By Paul Hazlewood
Peter Gwargis in action against Southampton

First-half goals from Alex Cochrane and Danny Cashman were added to just before the end of the game by a brace from Taylor Richards to seal a convincing win along the south coast, and the Sweden under-20 international reflected on the victory in tough conditions at Staplewood.

He said, “It was a win that we deserved after a very good team performance. We reacted well to last weekend’s defeat to Derby County, and last Saturday we didn’t feel like we reached our usual standards.

“We wanted to prove that the match last weekend was just a bad day, and I thought we played with really good quality and energy tonight.

“The conditions were tough with the wind and rain, but we fought until the end with two good goals from Taylor. It shows the character we have in this side.” 

By Paul Hazlewood
Peter Gwargis evades a challenge.

It’s a result which leaves Simon Rusk’s men fifth after ten matches. The 19-year-old highlighted the need to build on the positives from the performance against the Saints, as well as looking at the fortunes of both Aaron Connolly and Steven Alzate in the first team so far this term following their elevation to the senior squad.

“So far we’ve done well overall - we’ve had some periods that have been good, but a few negatives too, so we need to build the consistency,” the midfielder continued.

“After tonight we can build on the performance - our two late goals show the energy we have in the side. We took advantage of their red card and dominated from there.

“We know there’s a pathway there to the first team, it’s been shown by how well Aaron [Connolly] and Steven [Alzate] have done since Graham Potter put them into the squad. It shows we’ll get a chance if we’re good enough, and we’re all delighted for them in the group - we have to be patient and keep working hard, we know if we do that then we’ll get our chance.”