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Mark Bonner delighted with Cambridge United’s Easter weekend points haul

Joe Ironside in action for Cambridge United against Tranmere Rovers. Picture: Simon Lankester (45852948)
Joe Ironside in action for Cambridge United against Tranmere Rovers. Picture: Simon Lankester (45852948)

Mark Bonner was delighted with Cambridge United’s points haul from the Easter weekend as they created a seven-point buffer inside the Sky Bet League Two automatic promotion places.

The U’s produced a battling performance to earn a point at Tranmere Rovers on Easter Monday, with Paul Mullin getting the goal in a 1-1 draw.

That followed a 2-1 victory over Morecambe on Good Friday, when Mullin got both goals.

United remain top of the league, two clear of second-placed Cheltenham Town, and seven ahead of fourth-placed Bolton Wanderers.

“We’re delighted with the point,” said U’s head coach Bonner after the Tranmere game.

“I think the points return over the weekend is a great one.

“I think any time you come here, if you can take a point when we’re both where we are, we know how good a side they are and the run of form that they are on.

“It was always going to be tough.

“We could have got bullied but we didn’t so that’s a really important sign. There were moments of the game that were tough for us, and moments of the game that weren’t exactly as we would like them to be.

“But the game isn’t always easy, it doesn’t always go the way you want it to.

“What you’ve got to do is find a way of coming through it, and the one thing we say about this group is they do dig in, they do find a way and they have got a resilience.

“They are tired but they are pleased with the points return that we’ve got. We know it is a really important point, and we’re not a team that have drawn so many games so we’re never quite sure how to feel when it happens.

“In the end, we’re pleased enough.”

United are unbeaten in their last five games, which includes four wins, and there are now just six matches remaining.

“It’s an excellent points return when we really needed it,” said Bonner, pictured left.

“We know we’ve got some big games ahead.

“The games don’t get any easier but we think we’re a test for people as well, and that’s a nice place for us to be.

“We enjoy winning, we like getting points, we’re in a nice position; when people look at the league table they will enjoy seeing us there. But the games are tough and tricky, and some have still got a game on us.

“Nothing is guaranteed. You cannot take things for granted at all, the next hurdle is Exeter but we’ve got a couple of days off now and the lads deserve that, they have worked really hard.”

Exeter visit the Abbey this Saturday (April 10).

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