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TEDDY: EVERYBODY PLAYED THEIR PART

13 December 2015


Stevenage boss, Teddy Sheringham was over-the-moon with his side’s second half performance on Saturday as they overturned a 1-0 deficit to come out with the win at Wimbledon.


On a day where conditions meant Boro adapted to a more direct style of play, the change worked as the second half was won in a convincing fashion.


“I was just saying, I think it was one of the ugliest games I have seen. The conditions didn’t help today, very windy, very bobbly and I want our team to play, I want us to get the ball down as much as we can but sometimes the conditions and opposition don’t allow.


“For us to change our way of playing really to suit the conditions and to grind out a result, I was very pleased we did that.


Boro went into the break 1-0 down and although there wasn’t much in the first half, Teddy wasn’t happy with how his team were playing.


“I felt our whole demeanour wasn’t as good as it should have been first half, I felt it was down on what is should be and what it has been in our first half performances recently. We have gone out and attacked teams very quickly but we didn’t do that today.


“We changed it second half, tried to put them under a little more pressure and it worked.


“Everybody played their part in the second half.”


Jamille Matt scored his first goal for the club with a wonderful bending effort that levelled things up, a goal worthy of his performance.


“I love my centre-forwards getting scabby, horrible tap-ins and diving in front of people’s feet and getting a little nick on goals that people don’t really associate with centre forwards.


“When you see him score a goal like that, you know he has got real quality and I was delighted for him. He has come in and made a difference to us again, he is a very consistent performer.


“To get a goal like that, it is great for him and it is great for us.”


The winner had more than a touch of fortune about it, Jerome Okimo’s free-kick from his own half bounced on the edge of the box and sailed over the sorry AFC Wimbledon keeper to put Boro ahead.


Teddy says that he felt we would have found a way to get the winner, no matter how it went in.


“It is just so fortuitous that the goalkeeper has made a hash of it but having said that, I felt there would have been a goal coming today.


“I enjoyed the way we played in ugly conditions in the second half. We played to the conditions and we deserved to win.”


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