Roberts delighted with scoring return
DREW Roberts was delighted to make a scoring return to the City first team as they beat Weymouth on Saturday. The striker had missed the club s previous three games after injuring his knee ironically in City s game at Weymouth back in September. However a
DREW Roberts was delighted to make a scoring return to the City first team as they beat Weymouth on Saturday.
The striker had missed the club's previous three games after injuring his knee ironically in City's game at Weymouth back in September.
However after six weeks on the sidelines City's top scorer returned to help his side to an important victory.
"It's been frustrating not playing, it's been six weeks I think, but I enjoyed it today," Roberts told the Herts Advertiser.
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"We got a good result although we didn't play particularly well but sometimes it's harder when teams have only got ten men, they tend to defend more and are harder to break down but we got the job done and I'm happy."
It was a frustrating afternoon at the office for City who picked up three points despite playing a lot worse than they did two weeks earlier against Newport County when they finished up empty-handed.
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"Sometimes it works like that," explained Roberts, "you don't always get what you deserve in football. Today the ref's helped us out a little bit - the Newport game the lads were fantastic and they didn't get what they deserved."
Roberts' match-winning goal came courtesy of a penalty after James Fisher had been tripped by Jamie Frampton.
It's a scenario Roberts has got used to this season with four of his five goals coming from the penalty spot.
"All the lads keep hammering me, it's four or five penalties but a goal's a goal at the end of the day," joked the 26-year-old.
Basingstoke Town are next up for City and Roberts is expecting another tough game. Basingstoke have surprised a lot of people this season and currently sit in sixth spot and City's top scorer says he'll take another win like the Weymouth one as long as they get the three points.
"It's a tough game, it's been quite surprising that they're doing well," added Roberts. "No game's easy in this league and Basingstoke away is going to be no different. I'll take a scrappy 2-1 win any day of the week - a win's a win!