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29 December 2013

Goalscorer Lynch on the 5-1 victory over Yeovil

Town goalscorer Joel Lynch believes a thumping victory, such as today’s 5-1 home win over Yeovil, has been coming due to the team’s consistently high level of performance. 

“We’ve been due a big win like that for a long time. If you look back we’ve never played that badly this season, apart from the Birmingham game when we let ourselves down. That’s definitely been the case at home and we’ve been due a big win.

“We took our chances today, although we had a lot more today. Hopefully there will be a couple more before the end of the season.” 

Lynch netted the team’s third goal just before the half-time interval – his third of the season – and was delighted to score for the first time since mid-September.

“It’s good to get a goal and help the team out; it’s been a long time coming for me,” Joel told “I’ve been a bit up and down recently, so I’m happy to get a goal, put in a performance and help the team get that result.

“Scoring headers is a part of my game I need to keep working on. I’m well over six feet tall and I need to get in the box and be more of a threat. I’ve been working on it recently and it paid off today. 

“We work on our corners and we’d worked on that near post delivery over the last few days. It was a great ball from Adam Hammill and it does help when all you have to do is direct it in!”

The Wales international played alongside Murray Wallace and Tommy Smith in a back three today and was full of praise for his young defensive colleagues. 

“They pressed on in the second-half and perhaps we got a bit complacent and caused our own problems at times, but I think Murray Wallace, Tommy Smith, Paul Dixon and Alex Smithies were brilliant. I thought we defended really well in the second-half. 

“I don’t feel older than them, because they are both so composed. Murray has come in from absolutely nowhere and has been fantastic in the last three games and both him and Tommy are doing so well. They are easy to play alongside because they’re so confident on the ball and aggressive in the tackle. (Anthony) Gerrard didn’t even play today and he’s been in good form and on the whole I think we’ve been really strong defensively. We’re getting better.” 

2014 starts with another tough test for the Terriers away at third placed Burnley, but Joel has a simple wish for the start of the New Year:

“More performances like that! When we play, I think we are definitely one of the best footballing sides in this League – I don’t think a lot of teams play like us. We need to keep working hard and stick together when we have hard times, which I’m sure we will do. 

“A successful season will be us working as hard as we can and doing as well as we can. We’re not getting carried away; we’ll keep doing what we’re doing and keep working on creeping up the table.”

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