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Gaffer happy with cup progress

3 November 2012

Danny Wilson was delighted to see his team progress to the second round of the FA Cup, following a hard fought first round clash at Bristol Rovers.

Second half goals from Nick Blackman and Chris Porter saw the Blades recover from a half time deficit to win 2-1 at the Memorial Stadium.

Speaking afterwards the Gaffer lambasted his team's display in the opening 45 minutes, but praised their response after the interval that led to the turnaround.

Wilson commented: "The objective was to get through the tie. Sometimes the performance doesn't take significance.

"But we were miles off it in the first half, we weren't at the races and I told the lads at half time that all their prayers had been answered.

"We didn't compete, sat off them, were sloppy in possession and didn't snap into any tackles.

"Perhaps we thought it was going to be easy but we paid the price when they opened the scoring.

"David (Clarkson) walked though our defence and he won't get an easier goal this season.

"In the second half we made it a cup tie, we got out of the blocks quickly and Nick's goal gave us some real momentum.

"Thankfully we kept pressing forward and deservedly got the winner. Full credit to Ports because he worked tirelessly again."

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