Ben Kennedy was Stevenage’s man of the moment once again as his 75th minute strike secured a point for Maamria’s men at Northampton Town...
A below-par first half was followed up by a superb second for not the first time this season, and Kennedy says that although it is positive that the team is showing plenty of fighting spirit, falling behind is a trait that the team is trying to address.
“It was one of them days. There wasn’t much football played until maybe we started playing in the second half and put them on the back foot but you can’t concede a minute before half-time. It kills you a wee bit but you saw the reaction again in the second half and we finally got the goal in the end.
“We tried to re-group after half-time and we ended up getting the goal. We will take the point. We have seen us doing this a lot, conceding in the first half and come the second half putting in a performance. Maybe we should be doing it from the start of the game and we have been working on it so we will continue to do that and hopefully it will be different.”
Storm Deirdre meant for Baltic conditions at Sixfield Stadium and it certainly didn’t go unnoticed by a frost-bitten Kennedy as he spoke to the press after the game.
“It was a horrible day out there. I don’t think Belfast is as bad as this! I forgot my Under Armour as well so I had a disaster but it is a learning curve and that is what football is about. You will remember these days!”
Kennedy is on the way to having his best season with the club having scored seven goals already. The young attacker says that he hopes both himself and the team continue in the same vein.
“It is what I get paid for isn’t it? Newts came on and did brilliantly, pressed the keeper down, making him make a mistake and I calmly finished it. I saw the keeper and was going to chip him but thought I would bend it round him and it went in, so happy days!
“I want to get double figures this year. Nine is the most I have had so seven before Christmas is alright and hopefully I can push on. I just want to keep playing and stay injury free. I want to score, create goals and on my day I know what I can do.
"Everybody in there knows what we can all do, we are a decent team and it is going to be a tough Christmas period but we will be ready.”
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