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SARLL: SMALL MARGINS ARE COSTING US

26 December 2016

Reflecting on today's 2-1 defeat at home to Cambridge United, Darren Sarll was left to rue individual mistakes that ultimately cost a point, if not three.

"That’s been typical of the reasons why our home form hasn’t been better. Little errors, little mistakes, big errors, big mistakes, human error has cost us. There’s been too many times this year where we should have at least walked away with a point and we’ve walked away with zero points, or in the case of Yeovil we should have walked away with three and we walked away with one.

"That typifies us at The Lamex this season. But the more opportunity we give ourselves to challenge for the top 7, the more experience we get and whether we’re home or away that’ll stand us in good stead."

Despite the defeat it was an encouraging display by Stevenage and one Darren hoped the fans enjoyed.

"I certainly hope they recognise what we’re trying to do. We try to pass the ball, we try to give them something enjoyable to watch. I think it’s important we try and design a brand and rebrand the football club.

"We don’t want to hoof it, we don’t want to smash it down the side, we want to pass the ball. Because of the nature of the players we have, particularly in forward positions, we can’t really pass direct and forward, early and often as we don’t have the players who can retain the ball under physical confrontation. So we have to try and pass it and I thought we did that today.

"I thought it was actually a decent home performance. The only problem being the errors at key times and key areas like the penalty box, which unfortunately have cost us."

Ben Kennedy scored a superb equaliser moments into the second half and Darren gave us his thoughts on the Northern Irish Under-21 international's performance.

"I thought Ben was terrific today. It’s just a shame that the outstanding player on the pitch wasn’t also a winning player on the pitch."

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