Grimsby Town joint boss Rob Scott happy to win 'tricky' FA Trophy tie against Buxton
ROB Scott praised his Grimsby Town players for coming through their FA Trophy First Round replay with Buxton – and said he hopes it can be the start of a successful run in the competition.
The Mariners saw off a spirited Bucks side thanks to Ian Miller's late winner after a gritty performance on a bitter evening in Derbyshire.
And while Scott admits it was not the prettiest of performances, he was just pleased to see his side stand up to the challenge of a tricky tie and progress to the next round.
Speaking to Telegraph after the game, Scott said: "First and foremost, it was the result that mattered.
"It was not about being pretty – we knew that the pitch was going to be tough and it was.
"In the first-half, we were disappointed with our tempo and we felt we could have emphasised our fitness levels over them but, credit to Buxton, they came out and put up a stern test.
"We started the second half excellently and we played some good stuff on a tough surface and I felt we dominated. They got a couple of chances with long balls through, but I always felt the goal was coming.
"But we're pleased to have won the tie because you look at results this week and there's a few big sides that haven't gone through. Mansfield lost, Luton went to Dorchester and drew, there are no easy games in these early rounds.
"We're pleased that we're though a tricky tie. Credit to Buxton for how they played, but for us it's about progressing. The boys stood up to the test".