Boro Player spoke to a clearly dejected Graham Westley after the home defeat against Yeovil Town, and he wants to see a lot more from his side in future.
Stevenage were beaten by two second half goals at the Lamex Stadium, Westley’s first defeat since returning to the club, but the general consensus was that the performance was better than the result. The manager disagreed with those sentiments though.
He said it would be “kind” to say that his side deserved better than the two-nil score line and continued, “in fairness I think there was a vast difference in the application of the two teams to win the game and although it is only moments here and moments there that make the difference, if you add it all up throughout the 90 minutes then I think there were too many moments where we didn’t show the right discipline or organisation, we didn’t show enough will to win, we didn’t show enough urgency and that is why they are in third or fourth place and we are in sixteenth or seventeenth place.”
Yeovil have secured a place in the play offs with the victory and now have two games to push for an automatic promotion place, and speaking further about the opposition Westley added, “We’ve watched promotion teams here, ourselves, our own teams and promotion teams play in a certain way – they keep the ball out of their net one way or the other. It might be the goalkeeper, making a brilliant save, or a defender making a last-ditch block, whatever it is, whatever it takes, you keep the ball out of your net and whatever it takes you put it in theirs. We saw them do that today, they showed that little bit more desire, that little bit more care and urgency and over 90 minutes they got the result that I think they deserved.”
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