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Holdsworth revels in successful gamble

19 Mar 2011 20:31:08

Holdsworth revels in successful gamble

Aldershot boss Dean Holdsworth was delighted to see his "gamble" to bring on Damian Spencer pay off as he popped up with a late winner against Stockport.Ten-man Stockport looked to have secured a point despite having Alan Goodall sent off in the second half, but Spencer's last-gasp header consigned them to another defeat.Holdsworth admitted his side were far from their best and felt the defeat was harsh on bottom-of-the-table Stockport.The Shots boss said: "The first half was one to forget but in the second half we created chances."As much as I am frustrated I'm delighted - I said to the players at half-time it would be won with a piece of brilliance, magic or quality and it came right at the death."As a testament to Damian Spencer he trained with us on Friday, played 45 minutes midweek and it was a gamble to throw him on."


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