When the going got tough, Rovers got going – boss
FOREST Green manager Dave Hockaday praised his side's mental strength after a second straight 2-1 victory on the road.
A goal down to Hereford United inside seven minutes, Rovers hit back with first-half strikes from Ben Wright and Yan Klukowski to remain second in the Blue Square Bet Premier – one point off the summit.
Success at Edgar Street came three days after Hockaday's men had seen off Macclesfield Town, who like the Bulls were plying their trade in League Two last season.
Hockaday said: "It's three points against another top team away from home, so we've got to be really happy with that.
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"In the first half I thought some of the football was sublime again, although we didn't put enough chances away.
"The goal we conceded came from a great delivery. They are hard to defend and sometimes you have to hold your hands up.
"But we just carried on, put the ball in the net twice and could have had a few more. I thought we looked a bit tired in the second half, but we killed the game and (goalkeeper) Sam Russell had very, very little to do.
"Hereford will get lots of points against some of the better teams in this league, so we're doing a lot right and working on the areas where we can improve.
"I don't want to get carried away because I honestly believe there's a lot more to come from this team."
Rovers are back in action again tomorrow night when Lincoln City visit the New Lawn for a televised clash.
And Hockaday is urging as many home fans as possible to turn out and provide a noisy backdrop to the Premier Sports coverage.
He said: "It's been a very good week, and if we can get something on Friday it will be an even greater trilogy if you like.
"Lincoln is going to be tough. In home games teams come and make it difficult for us, so we'll need to show more patience.
"The crowd have been brilliant lately and we want everybody to come and get behind us. It makes a massive difference if you're a little bit tired and people are cheering you on.
"Get yourselves down to the New Lawn because something is happening."