The hugely popular winger netted the second goal in the thoroughly deserved win against Leyton Orient, which he felt the team merited after their all-round performance.
“It was a great day and an honour to get man of the match,” Pugh told afcb.co.uk. “I scored one and tried to claim the other, but to be honest I have no idea whether I touched it or not! I’ve played better and not got man of the match, but it’s always nice to get.
“I didn’t get much of the ball in the second half, but I put a shift in for the team. I thought the lads were superb, the deliveries were brilliant and it just took that bit of luck to get that first goal. We dominated throughout the match and we fully deserved the win.
“As soon as the first goal went in, we started playing our game and the pressure was off. We just needed to get that goal to boost our confidence and we just went on from there. It’s nice that we got a clean sheet as well and everyone was superb."
Pugh not only had praise for the team on the pitch, but also the 12th man as the Cherries faithful gave the side excellent backing.
“The players had a real lift from the supporters. They were right behind us throughout the game and it was great to play in what was a party atmosphere. Eddie and Jason coming back has lifted everyone. I know the supporters are absolutely delighted with it and they will hopefully bring success for the club.
“The hard work starts again under Eddie and Jason as we prepare for the Tranmere game next week. They are flying at the top of the league. We have to aim for back to back wins and shoot up that league table. If we can get a few wins on the bounce, then suddenly you are looking down the table instead of up.”