Midfielder Michael Tonge expressed disappointment at his side not capitalising on goal-scoring opportunities as a late goal handed Crawley all three points in this afternoon’s game.
“Today was disappointing as it was a game I felt the minimum we should be coming out with is a draw. If we’d performed to the best of our abilities we’d have won the game.
“We had two or three opportunities to take the lead. We had a great 15 minute spell at the start of the second half where really we needed to score. If you go ahead here you’ll have a good chance of winning due to the conditions and the pitch.”
A foul on Charlie Lee handed Boro an 85th minute penalty and Michael stepped up to take it, becoming Boro’s fourth penalty taker of the season.
“Yeah we’ve missed a couple recently so we decided in training that I’d take the next one. The ‘keeper got a touch but in it went, so I’m delighted with that.”
Defeat ends Stevenage’s recent unbeaten run but attention quickly turns to Monday’s home game and Michael tells us, “We’ve no time to sulk. We’ve got another game on Monday against Dagenham which will be tough, one of the toughest games of the season. We’ve got to start again and hopefully get three points and move forward again."
Monday's game against Dagenham & Redbridge is a Category B game and tickets can be purchased at www.borotickets.co.uk.