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Dunne - Our Attitude Was Spot On

Midfielder Praises Team Effort After FA Cup Success

5 November 2017

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James Dunne hailed the attitude of his team-mates following Swindon Town's convincing 5-1 victory against Dartford in The Emirates FA Cup this afternoon.

In a competition famed for springing shocks and creating giant-killings, the Reds produced a professional display to book their place in Round Two for the first time since 2011.

It was a superb all-round performance and Dunne was quick to highlight the team's mentality as the key factor behind the win.

"I think it was the attitude in the end," he said.

"We've worked all week and we know what The FA Cup is all about and sometimes there can be a few upsets, so we knew that if we came here with a good attitude then we would have a really good chance.

"We were very ruthless in the first-half and the first half-hour was really good. We took our foot off the pedal a little bit, let them back in the game and Cooky (Reice Charles-Cook) has made an unbelievable save.

"We came out in the second-half, got the two early goals and the game was done then.

"All in all, a very good day.

"You always know in The FA Cup that whoever you are playing they are going to raise their game and we knew that we had to make sure our attitude was right.

"Our attitude was right and we won the game.

"The whole back-four were great and people were putting their bodies on the line at 5-0 up, and we're not happy that we let them back in the game.

"We didn't know about the record in the cup but we've changed that today and there big rewards if you get in the Third Round."

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