Bristol Rovers manager Paul Trollope believed his side's hard work paid off following yesterday's 2-1 win for the Gas against Yeovil Town yesterday at the Memorial Stadium. Trollope had come under increasing pressure to produce a result following an opening day 3-0 defeat, followed by a 6-1 hammering at the hands of Oxford United in the League Cup.
A late late Byron Anthony strike gave Rovers a fortunate three points, shortly after Adam Virgo's 89th minute equaliser, but Trollope said after the game that he believed that was justified for the way his side responded both to the midweek result and Virgo's goal:
"We've all worked exceptionally hard to turn it around after the poor start we've had. There's been some late nights, some early mornings, and a lot of work on the training pitch, in meeting rooms and in the office. There's a temptation to come down very hard on the players and overdo things, but that can mean they are not fresh enough to produce a performance. This performance made me proud, particularly the way we responded to their equaliser with only three or four minutes left. The lads could have allowed their heads to drop, but they kept going and got their rewards when Byron scored the winner."
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