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CHIPPENHAM TOWN: Goal king Alan back on form
HAT-TRICK hero Alan Griffin was delighted to be back causing headaches for opposition defenders as Chippenham Town bounced back to winning ways at the weekend.
The Bluebirds striker had been deployed as an emergency centre-back in recent weeks but returned to his usual position with all three goals in Saturday’s 3-0 win at Hardenhuish Park.
Griffin paid tribute to his teammates for banishing the spectre of the previous week’s disappointing defeat to Bedford Town and was chuffed to take home the match ball.
“We were struggling for numbers at the back and I tried to do a job when I was asked to play that. I think that I made a mistake for one of the goals last week but you can only do your best when you’re out of position,” said Griffin.
“We had to win because we were the only team playing and it was a much-needed three points after last week.
“Last week, the second half wasn’t good enough and we needed to get a win for Wints (boss Steve Winter) to kick-start his career here after getting the job.
“It was good to keep a clean sheet for Johnsey and the defenders deserve it because they’ve worked hard. Something we’ve got here is that all the lads want to work for each other.
“Hat-tricks don’t come around too often and the lads have all signed the ball for me, which I’ll keep.”
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