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5 April 2016

Darren Sarll admits that Tuesday night’s 0-0 draw with Yeovil was far from the most entertaining game in the world but was pleased with the organisation and commitment from the team.

The result means Stevenage have taken 5 points from the last 3 games and Sarll says that it was important to add to the points total.

“It wasn’t our best performance and I can imagine that the spectators wouldn’t have enjoyed it; I certainly didn’t enjoy it standing there.

“I think it was a game of few chances but it is a performance that has brought home points and we have to make sure we prioritise what we are all here to do at the moment. The priority is to bring home points and to make sure we add to what we have done in recent weeks. So, on that front it is a decent performance.

“How many times have we talked about a Carlisle or an Exeter game where we played really well and came home with nothing? It just goes to show the resilience, the commitment and the organisation of the team that they can play in that way and still bring home something at the end of it.”

It is also the second clean sheet in as many games, the first time the team have achieved that this season and Sarll takes that as a big positive.

“I think we are looking, I am sure everyone would agree, a lot more solid. There were very few moments where you go ‘right, wow - got away with that’.

“That is always going to give us a platform and it gave us a terrific foundation to work from on Saturday and even right at the end there, we had the last chance of the game with Tom Conlon and that is because we have given ourselves a chance to win the game by keeping things tight and being organised.

“I am really pleased with that side of it. We have got to be a lot better with the football, we have got to be better in possession and we know we have to try and create a little bit more of an entertaining package for the people that are paying their money to come and see the game.

“I completely agree with them but at the moment like I said, my priority is points for the football club and if our style of football has to come second at the moment then so be it because winning or winning points is of the utmost importance.”

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