Feb 9 2011 By Chris Slavin
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UXBRIDGE boss Tony Choules saluted striker Dean Clark after he bounced back from being dropped to spark victory over Rugby Town.
Clark's second-half double and a Wayne Carter strike fired Uxbridge to an excellent 3-0 victory over promotion contenders Rugby last night and eased their relegation fears.
And it marked a return to form for Clark after he was recently left out by Choules (pictured).
“I had to give him a kick up the backside because of his performances,” said Choules. “But I gave him a talking to and he scored two high quality goals last night. He had a smile on his face again, which is good, and he is back to his normal self.”
Clark opened the scoring in the 56th minute and made it two seven minutes later with a strike from Wayne Carter sandwiched in between.
Choules was delighted with another win against one of the best sides in the division, but he has called for more consistency against the sides around them – starting with a trip to Bedworth United on Saturday.
“I am not surprised by last night as we have not lost to any of the top four sides this season,” he added. “But it is not enough as we must do it against the sides around us. We have our biggest week of the season coming up with games against Bedworth, Soham and AFC Hayes. We have to show that we are up for the battle and not just against the big teams.”
Meanwhile, Northwood were thrashed 5-1 by high-flyers Arlesey Town at home last night with only a Dean Wallace strike to show for their efforts.