Bucks Have The Belief That They Can Win Relegation Fight

Rob Edwards knows AFC Telford couldn’t have timed their first turn around of the season any better.

The Bucks’ 3-2 victory over Spennymoor took the club level on points with Curzon Ashton - the team on the other side of the National League North dotted line.

Trailing 2-1 at half-time, it could prove to be the critical moment in their season.

Edwards says the recovery - their first time they have gone on to win a match this term after falling behind - shows they have the stomach for the fight.

“Our spirit was there for all to see, it was very pleased,” he told us after the game.

“To come from behind and win was very pleasing. It’s not something we have been able to do before and we chose a great time to do it.

“I don’t think we deserved to be 2-1 down at half-time. We weren’t winning as many second balls as we needed to but their goals came from nowhere really and all of a sudden they were on the front foot.

“We knew what we were doing wrong at the break and we knew how to put it right. Even though they were very good goals we said we couldn’t afford for it to happen again.”

It’s a matter of hours before they play again with Matt Jansen’s Chorley lying in wait this weekend.

“The problem with playing on a Thursday is that we don’t have much in terms of turn around time,” Edwards added.

“We have another big game on Saturday against Chorley and we need to take this spirit into that one, as we still need the points. It’s very tight down the bottom.”

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