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23 February 2016

First half goals from Adam Marriott and Tom Conlon along with a second half screamer from Jack Jebb helped Boro to a 3-0 reserves win against Leyton Orient on Tuesday afternoon.

The team was a mixture of first team players needed minutes and youth team players eager to impress and it was a job well done on all fronts.

Adam Marriott spoke to us after the game and he was pleased to be back in the goals.

“It was nice to get it early - it makes all the rest of the game more enjoyable and even though I am a bit gutted to not get another, one will do for now.

“It was a good performance to be fair. We scored a couple early which made it easier for ourselves and it was a good run-out for sure.

“I think a few of us need the fitness and it’s an opportunity for the younger players to show what they can do so everyone did well. The games are well worth it.”

Having spent most of the season out with injury, Marriott is now close to full fitness and he says he is focused on making up for lost time.

“I think I have done two of these matches now, trained for a couple of weeks and got on the other day so I am slowly getting there. I am not 100% but another couple of these and I’ll be there.

“Obviously I haven’t played many games over the last couple of years and it has been a tough time but I just want to get back on the pitch now and hopefully performances like that will do me good.

“Sarlly has got us working together, he has got his game plan and formation and everyone knows what their jobs are. Everyone is going about their business pretty well and there are quite a few games left so I am desperate to get on and make a positive impact this season.”

Stevenage XI: Day, Casey, Johnson, Croud, Kerr, Cox, Conlon, Gorman, Jebb, Marriott, Trialist 

Subs: Jackson, Sweeney, Cregan, Slater, McKee


WATCH: @JackJebb8 finds the roof of the net with this long range effort!

— StevenageFC Official (@StevenageFC) February 23, 2016

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