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Goddard - Charlton Win Was "Massive"

12 November 2016

John Goddard hailed Town’s attacking prowess in their dominant 3-0 win against Charlton Athletic today and is now targeting more of the same going forward.

The attacking midfielder played a starring role as the Reds brushed aside the Addicks at SN1 in-front of the Sky cameras to propel themselves out of the bottom four.

And Goddard, who notched his first goal at The County Ground this afternoon, now wants to help Town start climbing the Sky Bet League One table.

“It was a massive win and it was a big day for us because we’ve made some progress in recent weeks,” he told

“It was important to get some victories with the progress we’ve made.

“Today we looked very good going forward and we’ve kept a very important clean sheet, so all round a very good day for us.

“Charlton are a big side, they’ve got a bit of money and let’s make no bones about it, that was a tough game today and we’ve done very well.

“Regardless of the opposition today, we would have beaten them because we were good and that’s what we’ve got to focus on – we’ve got to focus on ourselves.

“If we can put in more performances like that then we’ll be alright this year.

“The place was bouncing and that’s what the fans want to see, they’ve not seen enough of it this season.

“We were free-flowing, we were positive and hopefully we can bring more games like that to The County Ground.”

Goddard produced a stunning display and was rightly crowned Sky Sports’ Man of the Match after having a hand in two goals and scoring a brilliant effort himself.

“It was a very good day for me personally,” he added.

“It was my first goal of the season at The County Ground, which was a nice moment.

“But we were just much more solid as a team today and when everyone works as hard as they did, it allows players like myself to express myself.

“It was nice for me but it shouldn’t overlook a lot of good performances as well from other boys.

“It was nice obviously and I’ll look at the game like I always do and look at the positives and negatives.”

Goddard is now targeting a run of positive results with Town, starting with Tuesday’s Emirates FA Cup First Round replay against Eastleigh at SN1.

“We need to get a little consistent run going. There is no point winning one game and then losing the next, so here’s hoping we can push on from here,” he stated.

“It is a good opportunity for us because we’ve come through a tough game, a banana skin at their place on TV and we’ve got an opportunity now to get into the second round.

“The club takes the FA Cup very seriously, like it does all competitions, and winning is a good habit so we need to get into that habit and hopefully we can do that on Tuesday.”

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