A point is a good way to start - Vincenti

Boro striker happy with opening draw against Macclesfield

PETER Vincenti said he was delighted to become Boro’s first ever goalscorer in the Football League when he netted his side’s first in Stevenage’s 2-2 draw with Macclesfield Town.

The striker had a disappointing campaign last year only starting two matches but he was given his first start of the season by manager Graham Westley as Boro picked up their first ever Football League point.

“Some of the boys tried to say it was an own goal but I’m not having any of it,” the striker joked.

“It’s brilliant to have scored the first goal for us in the League. I’ve played and done well in pre-season and was given the start and it was great to get on the scoresheet.

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“Everyone wants to play every week and at times it can be frustrating when you’re on the bench but we’ve got a strong squad and you have to just bide your time and do well when you get on the pitch and I’m pleased with my goal.”

Vincenti put his side ahead after just seven minutes but Boro had to rely on Charlie Griffin to pinch an 89th minute equaliser after conceding two sloppy goals.

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Graham Westley’s men could have taken all three points right at the death but Yemi Odubade hit his shot over the bar in a crowded box and Vincenti admitted his side were disappointed not to take all three points against a tiring Silkmen side.

“We go into every game wanting to get a win and were disappointed not to get the winning goal but we showed good character.

“We started off well scoring early but they took the wind out of our sails going 2-1 up but we’ll take the positives from it. A point is a good enough start and we’ll move on.”

Vincenti was also pleased to see teammate Griffin score his first goal of the season after the 31-year-old’s comeback from a fractured cheekbone in the FA Trophy final in May.

“Me and Griff spend a lot of time together as I pick him up a lot and we did well together up front. Whoever is up there, me and Griff, me and someone else, Griff and someone else everybody has got a good relationship and it’s a great squad.

“It’s really good for him that he scored. It was a real scare for him at the end of last season and a terrible end to the year for him but he’s come back strong like I knew he would and it’s great for him to put that goal away.”

Vincenti says the team are now looking forward to playing Portsmouth in tonight’s Carling Cup First Round.

“Everyone is looking forward to that one. It was important to get the Macclesfield result under our belt and now we’ve done that we’ll be focusing on trying to get a result against Portsmouth.”

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