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WESTLEY ON LUTON GAME: "IT WAS A VERY DIFFICULT OPENING"

4 October 2014

Stevenage manager Graham Westley said a slow start and poor organisation for the winning goal were contributing factors in the 2-1 home defeat to Luton Town.

He told Boro Player: “It was a very difficult opening for us. For the opening 20-25 minutes we didn’t get started at all. We deserved to go behind, it could have been worse that it was. It was very much a question of trying to stay in the game and find our way into the game and that was disappointing.

"You can understand it - there’s a massive away following, they had the wind behind them, they had their tails up and got after us and it was difficult defending into that sun to be fair. They got their noses in front but our response was good. We dug in, we started to get our game going forward and probably at the time when we got the equaliser it was probably a fair reflection of our response. 

"Going in at half time 1-1 we knew we had to take the game to them and I think we did dominate the second half. Tom Pett could easily have put us ahead and the disappointment from our point of view is that it’s our own throw-in that we’ve ended up conceding from. No excuse, we know how we ought to work the ball in that situation and ill-discipline from our point of view, poor organisation from our point of view and a quick counter-attack on the back of our throw-in was a disappointing way to lose it."

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