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13 February 2016



13 February 2016

Darren Sarll spoke with glee after leading Stevenage to their second win of the week following up from Tuesday’s win at Hartlepool.

Boro ran out 2-0 winners at home to Cambridge and Sarll says he was equally pleased with the performance as much as the result.

“Every win that we get is going to be hard fought and very hard earned. It is so important that we understand that to get to this nice feeling that we had Tuesday and today is a lot of hard work, a lot of dedication and a lot of preparation.

“I thought their work ethic and their intensity again today was absolutely tremendous. We look a lot more sturdy and solid, we are not soft any more. I don’t think anyone that has watched us in the last seven days can say, ‘that Stevenage side is a soft side’.

“I am really pleased, obviously I am delighted with the result but I thought the performance, particularly the second half was an excellent performance.”

In a season where clean sheets have been hard to come by, today’s was very much welcome and Sarll had plenty of praise for the back six.

“We gave ourselves a great chance. I thought the two centre-halves and Charlie Lee again were just excellent. Connor Ogilive who had an early booking managed himself and his emotions very well and Ronnie Henry is Ronnie Henry.

“That back five again, including Jamie Jones as the sixth player were brilliant, absolutely brilliant.”

It didn’t take long for two goal hero, Byron Harrison to make an impact back at the club and Sarll says we are yet to see the best of him.

“I thought he did very well. He still has so much to do physically; he has got a long way to go in terms of getting himself back up to speed and I think we saw that just before he came off, that was his last throw of the dice that second goal.

“He has got that ability to score goals and he does get in-behind the back of defences. He has added to the environment, I am delighted with his contribution and I think he will only get better. 

"That really should be the worst we see of Byron Harrison in terms of his physicality and his performance aerobically so I was really pleased for him.”

Finally, Sarll dedicated the win to former Elite Development Player player, Savvakis Georgiou who sadly passed away in 2014.

"Savvakis Georgiou was a young man we had on one of our college programmes, an outstanding young man.

“His younger brother is in the academy too. It is his birthday today, he would have turned 20 so that was a performance and a result he would have been proud of and I think we should acknowledge him and salute him for looking down on us."

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