Josh Morris notched his 14th league goal of the season on Saturday, helping edge the Iron past a resilient Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena.
After a goalless first half the away side went in search of a goal early on in the second period, putting pressure on the home side from the kick off. The match-winning strike from Morris came ten minutes into the second 45, after a fantastic cross from Paddy Madden. The United defence then stood firm for the remainder of the game, repelling any Sky Blues attack.
“It was a great three points for us in a very tough game,” Morris told The Iron PlayerHD.
“They frustrated us for long periods but they’re the type of games you need to grind out, and we did that.”
The first half was one of few chances for either sides, with Madden coming closest for the Iron, and Daniel Agyei for the hosts.
Morris claimed that although his teammates tried to get a foothold in the game, that Coventry did well to frustrate us for large periods of the first 45.
“In the first half it was a bit of a slow game. It’d be nice to come out every week and pass teams off the park, but they set out to try and frustrate us and they did that.
“We went into the second half and created more chances and luckily enough we got the goal.”
Morris now has an incredible 15 goals in all competitions, but was full of praise for Madden for the pinpoint cross that led to the goal.
“It was a great ball from Paddy, and he’s put it on a plate for me to finish it. I don’t mind who scores the goals, though, so long as we win.”
With the goal coming early on in the second half, it meant United needed to remain solid at the back for a good 30 minutes, and they did so superbly. The 25-year-old couldn’t compliment the players around him enough.
“The defence threw their bodies on the line, and Conor (Townsend) made a great block. When Charlie came on he was a different class too. It’s a big team effort, and there’s still a long way to go.
“He (Charlie) has played the last two games so he was confident. He’s a really good lad around the place and we’re all delighted for him.”
United are back at Glanford Park next Saturday, and Morris says the squad are focused now on seeing off and Oldham side that defeated the Iron just a few weeks ago at Boundary Park.
“We’re looking forward to it, but it will be another tough game. We’ve got to concentrate on one game at a time, and we will prepare this week and look forward to that.”
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