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Murdoch's rugged victory

27 August 2013

Stewart Murdoch could not hide his excitement following Fleetwood Town’s 1-0 away victory against Hartlepool. 

The 23 year-old midfielder who made his full league debut said the side dug in deep to ensure a crucial three points. 

“We did the ugly side today. It wasn’t pretty but we dug in deep to win. I think all the lads all agreed that coming to Hartlepool is not an easy place to come and there’s going to be times where you need a solid back four. I played just in front of the back four. I’m delighted to be in the team, no matter what the role is.”

Murdoch did admit he was “rusty” in the opening stages of the game but soon found his feet. 

“Well, the first twenty minutes or so, I was rusty. In the second half we all started to play a lot better but with more game time, I can start to show what I can do.”

Town’s victory did not come without a few struggles as Hartlepool piled the pressure to find an equaliser. But the Cod Army withstood the Hartlepool onslaught much to the delight of Murdoch. 

“It was frantic. We were dealing with lots of balls into the box, but I was there to ease the pressure a wee bit. The big lad up front was a handful too but we tried everything to stop them and thankfully we did.”

Murdoch, who joined Town from Falkirk in the summer, further elaborated about the victory. 

“We will look back on this match and look at the points we collected. As long as we’re leaving with three points or wherever we go with three points, we’re going to be a happy as a team. I came down here (England) to try and play as many games as I can, so, to finally get into the team, I’m obviously delighted.”

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