Shaun Derry proud of Cambridge United’s performance
PUBLISHED: 15:34 28 September 2016 | UPDATED: 15:34 28 September 2016
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Boss delighted with U’s
Shaun Derry was delighted after Cambridge United sealed a 1-0 win over Yeovil to get their second victory in four days.
Mark Roberts’ second-half goal was the difference at the Cambs Glass Stadium, in a Sky Bet League Two match that United dominated.
“It was a comprehensive 1-0,” said the United manager.
“Certain elements of the game were tetchy and edgy, but that’s where we’ve been in the past and where we’re trying to get to in the future.
“But it was a comprehensive win, and I’m really proud.
“I’m really proud of the boys as the way that they’ve handled the last few weeks has been testament to them as individuals and it takes us into a part of the league now where we want to kick on.
“I felt the second-half performance on Saturday (in the 2-1 win at Newport County) gave us a lot of belief going into tonight’s performance.
“We speak about it internally about managing certain types of games and situations. I thought the 50-minute performance in the second half gave us that confidence to go into tonight’s game on the front foot, and I felt that we took the game to the opposition.
“Darren (Way, the Yeovil manager) has had a fantastic last two games as well so we knew we were up against a strong opponent who wanted to come here and win. They didn’t necessarily park the bus but they made it very difficult for us throughout the 90 minutes, and we found a way, and the way was from a set play.
“We got ourselves ahead and wanted to obviously score that second but we will take the win. The win is very important for us at this moment in time.”
United, who had Medy Elito added to an ever-growing injury list, were on top for the whole of the first half, but just could not find the breakthrough.
However, they did not let their heads drop.
“It would be lovely obviously to go in at half time full of confidence and two or three goals to the good, it probably only happens twice in a season,” said Derry.
“After Saturday’s game we knew that it was going to be a very close encounter but I thought that everybody stuck together.
“The whole football club, I felt, was absolutely right behind each other. We could sense at certain moments in the game the fans getting right behind us and willing us to either get that second goal or continue in the same vein and try to get hold of the win so it was a cumulative effort.”