Alex Mowatt was left delighted with Barnsley’s 1-0 victory over Hull City on Wednesday evening.
The Reds made it three Sky Bet Championship wins on the spin at the KCOM Stadium, with Cauley Woodrow netting the winner shortly before half-time.
It was a game that required the visitors to dig deep into their resolve – much as they did against Middlesbrough – to pick up another three crucial points in the fight for survival.
“The last couple of weeks have been really good for us, picking up results, and in the second half we had to grind it out, but it’s nice to win ugly sometimes,” insisted Mowatt.
“We knew how much of the ball we had in the first half that it wouldn’t be the same in the second; they’re the home side and we knew it wouldn’t be the same. We had more chances in the first half to kill the game off and made it a little bit difficult. But we fought to the end, won, and that’s all that matters.”
Results elsewhere in this midweek round of fixtures have made it even closer at the foot of the table, with nine points separating Reading in 16th and Luton Town at the bottom.
Barnsley are currently just three points from safety and their destiny is well and truly in their own hands if they can continue this recent run of form from now until the end of the campaign.
“When we win and head back in and see that Wigan have won as well, it’s quite annoying,” admitted the Reds’ skipper. “But everyone is fighting for their lives at the bottom and will keep doing that until the end of the season.
“It’s getting a lot tighter for everyone – all the teams in the bottom three won, so we’re dragging more teams in as well. There’s a few on 37 points, so the more teams that are involved, the better.
“We just need to keep winning games, keep winning consistently well and keep picking up points and see where it takes us.”
You can watch Alex’ post-match interview on iFollow Barnsley.