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Gaffer tapes: Edwards lauds his table-toppers

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Ebullient Forest Green boss Rob Edwards lauded his side as they cemented their spot at the top of League Two tree.

Goals in the first-half from Jamille Matt and a Nicky Cadden howitzer strengthened Rovers’ title credentials as they made it 23 points from the opening 10 games of the season, ending Carlisle’s 11 games unbeaten home sequence.

“I’m really pleased, it’s a tough place to come and they haven’t lost here in the league yet this season,” he told BBC Radio Gloucestershire.

Rovers struggled in the opening exchanges but soon settled into a rhythm with Regan Hendry and Ben Stevenson pulling the midfield strings.

Edwards added: “The lads did really well, it wasn’t easy, it was a little bit too open at times for my liking, but in a way that suits us as well because we’ve got threats in different positions all over the pitch. I thought there were some really good individual performances as well as a good collective performance.

“I thought we started really well, but they grew into it after 10-15 minutes and, when teams come on to us, we do look a bit of a threat going that way as well on the counter-attack.”

Rovers remained resolute at the back as they made it five clean sheets on the spin, much to the delight of Edwards.

“We’re confident at the moment that we can keep it down to zero and ones, keep the ball out the net and people were putting their bodies on the line like Jordan Moore-Taylor at the end.

“But we also have people who can score goals and we scored two really good ones as well.”

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