Town trio pour praise on Hatters’ travelling army

Hatters defender Ronnie Henry has urged Town’s fans to continue their remarkable support as the club look to win promotion back to the Football League this season, writes Mike Simmonds.
Town's players show their appreciation to the travelling fans at BraintreeTown's players show their appreciation to the travelling fans at Braintree
Town's players show their appreciation to the travelling fans at Braintree

Town played their fifth successive away game on Tuesday night, with 728 fans making the trip to Braintree to make up almost half the gate as they had done at Welling on Saturday.

Those in attendance witnessed a performance laden with real heart and desire as Hatters banished memories of their previous two visits to Cressing Road with a 2-1 victory, urged on by their vocal fans.

Henry was quick to pay tribute to Town’s travelling army too, as he said: “They were very good, I can’t complain about the fans whatsoever.

“Ever since the little outburst, we sorted things out and they’ve been tremendous.

“It seemed like we were at home, I urge them to keep coming in their numbers as we’ll get there.”

Manager John Still echoed his captain’s thoughts, saying: “The fans were unbelievable, fantastic.

“I think we all will agree now the supporters are 100 per cent behind the team and that can get you over the line sometimes.

“That last 10 minutes when we needed a bit of help, we got a bit of help because they were really, really good and they were really appreciative of the work they were doing.

“My theory about the team, they’re part of our team and as much as I’m proud of the players, I’m proud of the supporters for being part of the team.”

Goalscorer Andy Parry, who netted his third goal of the season, added: “It was fantastic support by them, even at the weekend when we went out of the FA Cup.

“Everyone at the club was disappointed, but they clapped us off the pitch, so it shows just how good they’ve been this season.”

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