Stevenage boss Sarll delighted with attackers as goals flow at the Lamex

PUBLISHED: 17:38 04 January 2018 | UPDATED: 17:38 04 January 2018

Stevenage FC manager Darren Sarll. Picture: Danny Loo

Stevenage FC manager Darren Sarll. Picture: Danny Loo

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Stevenage boss Darren Sarll was full of praise for his attacking players follwing 14 goals in the previous four home games ahead of facing Reading in the FA Cup third-round at the Lamex.

Danny Newton, Matthew Godden and Alex Samuel celebrate a goal for Stevenage (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)Danny Newton, Matthew Godden and Alex Samuel celebrate a goal for Stevenage (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Goals from Matt Godden, Danny Newton and a Tom Pett double cancelled out Mohamed Eisa’s opener as Boro came from behind to beat Cheltenham Town 4-1 on New Years Day.

Sarll was delighted with the work of the three goal scorers, also praising the development of young Welshman Alex Samuel.

The Stevenage boss told the CometSport: “We’ve missed some chances of late, big chances, but we always know Matt Godden is going to score goals and Alex Samuel is going to grow into that role.

“Danny Newton always finds a way which is a wonderful asset he has.

“I can’t explain his goal, I don’t know if it’s going on target or not but I thought his desire and commitment was exceptional and it just shows how close we are as a group.

“The fourth goal by Pett is a wonderful finish and I thought the front four were a real handful.

“I thought they were our best defenders, midfielders and attackers in the first-half. The rest of the team grew after half-time and I thought they were really important.”

One down side for Sarll was a nasty injury to Newton just after his goal.

The striker bravely blocked a powerful shot with his face as Boro defended their lead, with Newton appearing to fall unconscious, much to the concern of everyone inside The Lamex.

After a slight delay, the former Tamworth man was able to get to his feet before being replaced by Samuel, with his recovery being closely monitored according to Sarll.

“He is okay,” the 34-year-old said.

“He is a proper footballer, Danny, and he’ll probably want to get up tomorrow morning and get going again but he won’t be able to.

“We’ll just have to look at the symptoms that go around his rehabilitation and recovery and see what happens.”

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