Parry hails Hatters’ ‘never say die’ spirit after Tamworth win

Luton’s ‘never say die’ attitude helped to see them through at The Lamb on Saturday according to versatile youngster Andy Parry, writes Mark Wood.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 22nd October 2013, 3:05 pm
Tamworth v Luton Town. Photos by Liam Smith. wk 43.
Tamworth v Luton Town. Photos by Liam Smith. wk 43.

The summer signing from Southport netted Town’s second in the 4-1 win as the Hatters had to weather a late Tamworth fightback having led 4-1.

He said: “They were probably on top the first 15 minutes or so and I think as soon as we scored we were on top from then on.

“And straight away after the second half we got the early goal and that set us off again which is nice, but unfortunately they got to come back into it.

“We like to keep it entertaining lately. You would take a 1-0 with a nice clean sheet and a victory here, but at the end of the day we got three points so we’re all happy.”

His fine strike from 25 yards had put the Hatters 2-1 up before the break.

It was his second goal in a Town shirt, but he is refusing to set himself any targets for the season.

“I never really get that far up the pitch to score, but it’s always nice to score, I don’t really set any targets to score myself,” he said.

On how the Hatters were hanging on for dear life at the end, Parry continued: “It wasn’t grand, as soon as they went behind they threw strikers on and played with three up top so it was hard.

“They were just booming balls forward, but we knew that coming here it was going to be like that, that’s what they do if they go behind.

“They’ve done it before so it’s just a case of battling it out.

“The spirit’s brilliant every single day, that’s what we’re about, a never say die attitude and we showed that again today.”

Parry was disappointed by the goals Town conceded and questioned whether Lateef Elford-Alliyu should have been awarded his penalty to make it 4-2.

He said: “I think they were sloppy goals by ourselves. I’m not sure about the penalty whether it was or wasn’t.

“For me it didn’t look that much like a penalty, or a blatant penalty. I think we were sloppy defending.”

And Parry’s hoping that Town can return to their habit of keeping clean sheets like they did earlier in the season.

He added: “It’s like that in games, we don’t want to concede goals and we would take 1-0 every week.

“But lately that’s what’s been happening, but hopefully we can get back to keeping clean sheets.”