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SARLL PROUD OF PLAYERS DESPITE WYCOMBE DEFEAT

17 September 2016

Stevenage fell to a narrow 1-0 defeat at Wycombe Wanderers this afternoon but manager Darren Sarll said he was proud of his side's performance and fight.

Dayle Southwell's first half stoppage time goal was the only one of the game but Boro pushed hard throughout the 90 minutes to carve out opportunities of their own.

Darren told us, "I saw an enormous difference in mentality and quality to the team I brought here last year as caretaker manager. I’m very proud of them. They never stopped once, they never stopped believing and went for it right at the end.

"My only criticism is the manner of their goal and the fact we’ve not managed to take, I don’t know, maybe one of eight half chances and two very good chances."

"I thought we were excellent and I’m proud of the players. They kept on going, it’s a very difficult place to come and I thought we were great. We were the better side and I can’t believe anyone would question that opinion and I think we probably had a greater amount of goalmouth action than the home team.

"Sometimes there are physical defeats and psychological wins. I go home tonight very disappointed, no-one in my organisation celebrates losing but I also go home very proud of my players and the way they’ve shown the resilience, determination and a fight to really pull a point or three points out."

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