Despite a narrow 1-0 defeat to Northampton at Sixfields this afternoon, manager Graham Westley said he was pleased with his side's second half performance.
He told Boro Player, "Early on we struggled to get a foothold in the game but we didn’t allow that to become a problem. We dug deep, we forced ourselves into the game and I said just now to the lads that’s probably as good a second half performance as I’ve seen from us.
"It’s the first time I’ve looked at the team and thought 'you know, there’s some real genuine desire in there, there’s a care about the detail and organisation, there’s a passion to win' and I thought man for man throughout that team in the second half they were outstanding.
"There was some terrific football, we were carving chances out, we were on top of the game, the work ethic was incredible, the sense of team spirit was there, the camaraderie was there, everything you expect to see in a winning team was on the field of play. I said to them, 'Hold your heads up very high tonight because under all the circumstances it would have been easy to go under today, but you’ve put in a really manful performance and I know if you build upon the levels you’ve shown today, then we will be in a very good place come the end of the season.”
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