Tigers boss Dave Mehew dedicated his team’s historic FA Cup victory to the ever faithful Gloucester City fans.\r\n\r\nSpeaking after the Fourth Qualifying Round win over Chippenham Town he said: “Manager Dave Mehew dedicated the win to the City fans.\r\n\r\n”A lot of managers say the win is for the fans but this really is, the fans deserved this.”\r\n\r\nAfter experiencing heartache after conceding late goals twice in the past two years, Boris said he was delighted to restore the balance with Darren Edwards’ 92nd minute strike.\r\n\r\nHe said: “We’ve learned from Lowestoft and from Chelmsford.\r\n\r\n“My team talk today was about how the draw had given us a good chance. We’ve all got egos in that dressing room, from me to Rands but today was our chance to make history.\r\n\r\n“We kept going and going. It was a big risk to take Mitch off at half time but Morf looked sharp in training this week. I was going to take Darren Edwards off before the sending off.”\r\n\r\nWith only one booking for City in a fiery game Boris said he was pleased with the way his team conducted themselves.\r\n\r\n“One of our weaknesses has been discipline,” he said. “We knew that they would target that a bit and we did talk about it. We only had one booking and I thought the referee handled it well given the type of game it was.”\r\n\r\nWith keeper Mike Green handed the sponsors’ man of the match, Boris singled out a couple of other players for praise as well.\r\n\r\nHe said: “I thought Vern (Jack Harris) did well, I knew he’d cope with the threat on their right and Coupey and Hambo did superb at the back.”\r\n\r\n
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