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SARLL: ONE OF THE BEST PERFORMANCES OF THE SEASON

11 February 2017


A delighted Darren Sarll claimed Saturday’s 3-0 win against Wycombe was ‘one of the best performances of the season’ as goals from Schumacher, Godden and Tom Pett made the difference on the day.


“Wycombe are a good side, let’s make no bones about it so let’s give the players the credit where credit is due. They are a good side and a very motivated side with a good manager.


“It is a really big performance for us, really big. I second that it is one of the best performances of the season.”


The win also marked the second home clean sheet in as many games and Sarll couldn’t have been more pleased with how the players defended and pressed as a team.


“I thought Tom Pett defensively was just magnificent, the way he covers the ground and anticipates the ball coming down to his feet.


“Charlie Lee in front of the back four again was huge. Then you get a back four that is organised, ready to sacrifice themselves, give themselves up for the clean sheet and you get a good defensive performance.


“You can’t underestimate the work the front three do in closing people down. Jobi McAnuff at 35 typified that I thought.


“I want it to be a part of our play at the club (pressing high up the pitch), for every group. From our eight year old's right through to our first team.


“It is an important part of our play and it is important we do all the ugly things no one else maybe wants to do and then we showcase our talents with our technical play.”


Now on a run of three wins in a row, Sarll admits that getting the victory against Wycombe was hugely important.


“We have had two wins in a row quite a lot this year and that third game has always been a bit of an achilles heel, so to back that up with a third win and another good performance really kicks us in.


“Let’s go all the way back to the start of the season when I said ‘I want to re-establish Stevenage in this league’ and we are doing that, we are having a go at it.


“As long as they maintain their standards we have got a terrific opportunity to compete.”


We will be aiming to extend the streak to four this week as Cheltenham visit the Lamex for the first home Tuesday Night Football game of the season.


“It is going to be a really tough game and we have to take that game in isolation. We need to look at what the bodies look like tomorrow morning in training, where they are physically because energy, enthusiasm and the ability to get around the park is so important to the way I want us to play.


“It is important that we have players that are fresh, ready to go and ready to put in another performance of that ilk.”


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