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Hurst: A Confidence Boosting Result

27 August 2016

Paul Hurst believes the team should draw confidence from the 5-2 victory over Stevenage on Saturday afternoon, as the Mariners picked up a result that their early performances have perhaps warranted at Blundell Park on Saturday afternoon.

A sensational performance from Omar Bogle saw the striker score a hat-trick, as well as create goals for Luke Summerfield and Dominic Vose and although it was a convincing display on the goals front, the Town boss also felt that the side put in a better overall display in defeat against Leyton Orient last week, such is the nature of football.

Speaking after the game, he said: ''I'm pleased with the result, we created lots of chances again and scored five goals with Omar (Bogle) deservedly getting his hat-trick, though I'm not gonna sit here and say it was any better than last week because it wasn't. We played better last week and lost the game 2-1.

''We looked dangerous when we did get it down and play and there were some very good goals today.

''There was Dom's (Dominic Vose's) and Luke Summerfield's is a great goal that the fans cheer but I'm not sure everyone fully appreciates what it is that he's done and obviously there's Omar.

''So it's a good day but I can't get carried away with it because I think we played better against Morecambe and Orient.

''I give them credit because I don't think we've got what we deserved in general so I'm glad we've got a result because had it gone the other way and we deserved to win again people question what you're saying.

''But it was a good performance at times, we looked dangerous and that we were gonna create but again at 4-1, I should be able to keep my feet up and enjoy the rest of the game.

''They score and there's part of me on the side thinking come on, so maybe that's me involved and wanting to get the result so maybe some people enjoyed it a bit more than me but I just thought we could've been better at times.''

Hurst was full of praise for Omar Bogle as expected, and feels that the striker put in his best performance in a Town shirt on the day to play a big part in guiding the side to victory.

''It was an all-round performance, said Hurst.

''He used his strength, he won headers and then he was denied by an excellent save before hitting the crossbar so I thought he was gonna miss out on the hat-trick that his performance deserved.

''But then hit a free-kick which he practices a lot, and I often wonder why he's practicing (laughs) but he deserved it.

''I'm really pleased for him and he's certainly set a standard for himself now.

''That'll be difficult to replicate but that's what he's got to aim for and he was a big player today for us.''

Watch Paul Hurst's full post-match press conference below.

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