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24 October 2012

Boro Player spoke to manager Gary Smith after his side continued their good start to the season with a victory over Portsmouth at the Lamex Stadium.

The first half was bright for Stevenage and topped off by a Filipe Morais opener that gave them the lead at the break, and the performance in the first half was one that delighted the gaffer.

He said “The first period, I thought there was some terrific football and some really bright displays. Creatively, we were as good as I’ve seen for quite a while, [we created] half a dozen or more great opportunities and exciting moments that we may have just made a little more of to try and find that second goal. That may have just stuck in a pin in their comeback a bit earlier but I’m absolutely delighted with how we played in that first period.”

Pompey came out strong after the break and Jon Harley netted a great long range equaliser before Morais got his second of the afternoon with a cross come shot that found its way into the far corner of the goal. On whether Boro could do much about the away side’s leveller, Smith told us “No, it’s a really good strike.

“Harley finds himself a small amount of space about 20 yards from goal, he turns very brightly and hits it on the turn and it’s a very good strike and full credit to the effort that gets them back into the game.”

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