Yates happy with return to form

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Cheltenham boss Mark Yates was delighted to see his side get their promotion push back on track with a thumping 5-0 win against Dagenham.

Luke Summerfield, Steve Elliott and Kaid Mohamed netted in the first half and the visitors completed the scoring through James Spencer and a Michael Spillane own goal.

"It's a tough place to come and we've shown that we're back on it with a professional performance and some good football," he said. "We've made a terrific start and that helped and in the second half I asked for the same again and I got it. We were patient we moved the ball well and we did what we needed to do. It's been pleasing, we've got to take the points and move on."

He added: "The first half performance was what we are about. We scored two goals and I didn't think they were going to get back into it and then the sending off made it doubly tough for them.

"I feel for John because we've won comfortably, but they had a good go at us. We took one or two wacks at the end, there were a couple of poor challenges and that could have affected us, but we're ok."

Daggers boss John Still was upset with his side's performance, having seen some promising signs from his players in recent encounters.

"It was a disappointing result and a disappointing performance," he said. "Since Christmas our performances, other than against Hereford, have been very good. I've been very pleased with how we've played, but that was not good.

"The first two goals were from restarts, which is really disappointing. We've worked before for about 45 minutes on restarts, so to concede two goals from them is really disappointing, having emphasised that might be the key.

"The sending off I don't think interfered with the game. I'm not saying it made it easy for us, but I don't think if he hadn't have been sent off that the result would have changed.

"If you're playing well enough I believe that you end up getting what you deserve. We were beaten by a better team, but we contributed to our own downfall."

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