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“We were brilliant” – Cheltenham Saracens star man verdict after Tytherington Rocks triumph

Tom Hoskins reflected on Cheltenham Saracens’ 2-1 win against Tytherington Rocks after scoring a thunderous volley to secure his side’s win.

(Hoskins’ volley via X)

Jamie Goodwin opened the scoring before Hoskins doubled Saracens’ lead. The forward gave his assessment on his goal: “I shouted Jamie to delay the ball for me and I saw the bins and put it bins,” he said.

Kyle Head scored a delightful free-kick 25 minutes from time to pull one back for the visitors, but it simply wasn’t enough, and the home side ran away with the three points.

“We’ve got young lads in the team, so we all re-grouped, got back together, and won the game,” Hoskins continued.

Saracens lost in midweek to Newent Town who are two places above the drop zone and manager Ryan Betteridge said: “We weren’t great, so we spoke about a response, and I think we got that today.

“It was a great strike (Hoskins’ goal), I’m sure he’ll tell you all about it, but we kept it alive.”

Saracens’ league campaign hasn’t been ideal and with five games left, there is too big of a gap to be fighting for promotion and have already confirmed survival which guarantees them a place in the Uhlsport Hellenic League (step 6) for another season.

However, Betteridge and his side have a county cup semi-final against Cinderford away on the 26th of March. “All the lads will be keen to play in that come end of March, so we want to get as many points on the board as possible.”

The county cup will be the main priority now that there is nothing to play for in the league due to what Betteridge described as, “a really poor start to the season.”

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