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INTERVIEW: Everything just seemed to go right

30 March 2024


INTERVIEW: Everything just seemed to go right

30 March 2024

We spoke to hat-trick hero Jon Mellish shortly after full time at Peterborough on Friday.

“I don’t really know what has happened myself to be honest,” he admitted. “I’ve maybe had a bit of luck but everything just seemed to go right.

“I think we worked really hard today and we got our rewards for that. We kept going and it was a lot better day than it has been all season.

“They’re a very good team and I think they’re one of the best teams in the league, we saw that in the home game.

“There was nothing to lose for us today, the pressure was all on them. We knew we’d need to defend well and take our chances when we got them which we did."

“The gaffer just told us to go and play with freedom and stick together as a group," he continued. "He told me to just kind of do my own thing with my crazy running and that’s what I tried to do. I just tried to get around the pitch and cause a bit of chaos, and it worked in the end.

“It was a tough game, they started well and we had to ride it out a bit. They’ve got some very good players and they looked sharp. It was just about riding it out and trying to catch them on the counter a bit.

“For the first goal, I just saw Gibbo go down the line and I think I’ve had that combination with him a few times where he cuts it back so I stepped off a little bit and luckily it’s fallen on my head. It was nice to run away and give their fans a bit of stick because they were giving me stick just before that. I was getting a few bad shouts from them so it was perfect timing.

“Gibbo makes things happen and he’s the kind of player who can do something from nothing. He was on it today, he was turning and getting at them and luckily that ball fell on my head for the first goal."

“The message at half time was just to keep going as a unit," he told us. "We knew we’d have to defend for our lives because they’ve scored a lot of goals this season but we did that. We were very good today as a team defensively, but we also got forward and had plenty of shots ourselves.

“We’ve been better lately at taking the lead but we haven’t been able to hold onto it so it was nice today to be able to see it out and win a game.

“For the second goal my first shot was blocked but it landed nicely again so I just put my foot through it to see what happened.

“For the third one there was a few headers in the box and it just landed nicely for me. I was knackered so I just swung my left foot at it! Luckily it was a nice connection and it went in and I was away celebrating."

“It was nice to be able to celebrate in front of our fans," he said. "That’s what football is all about, it was nice to be able to celebrate as a team with the fans and enjoy it.

“We were probably a little bit nervy when they got their goal back because of what happened last week but I thought we stuck together well. We did well to see it out and did better than last week even though we did get a bit of luck at times. I think we were due that luck because of how hard we’d worked.

“It was good for us to be able to bring someone like Georgie on at the end. He’s a good size and he can hold the ball up, and I think you saw that straight away. I can’t wait to see him play more and I’m sure he’ll add a lot to the group.

“The fans were really loud again. They always travel in their numbers and days like this make it worth it for them.

“This will give us a massive confidence boost going into the Lincoln game on Monday. We’re playing with a little bit more freedom, there’s no pressure on us. Lincoln are another very good side but it would be good to put on another performance like that and go for back to back wins. We’ve just got to take it as it comes and enjoy it.

“It would be great to see good numbers at Brunton Park again like there has been all season. Hopefully we can repay them and get another win."

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