Beardsley wants Boro to kick on
BORO striker Chris Beardsley has admitted his side were surprised that it took them four games to register their first win of the season, but they are determined to use their 3-0 victory against Ebbsfleet as a springboard for a successful campaign. Beards
BORO striker Chris Beardsley has admitted his side were surprised that it took them four games to register their first win of the season, but they are determined to use their 3-0 victory against Ebbsfleet as a springboard for a successful campaign.
Beardsley scored his first goal for Boro and put in a confident display of leading the front line alongside Lee Boylan in his first competitive start for the club on Tuesday evening.
"It's nice to get it out of the way and crack on," Beardsley told The Comet.
"To get the second and third against them let the boys relax for the last 10 or 15 minutes and play a bit of football.
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"On the whole we are starting to click as an attacking unit which always takes a bit of time when you've got two or three new faces because you're getting used to how people play and I think from tonight, hopefully, we can build on it."
Beardsley added: "It's great to get the first win of the season. The lads have been a bit uptight about it but now we're unbeaten after four, have six points on the board and a couple of clean sheets and we hope to push on.
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"It's a little (surprising). When you look at the way we started against Tamworth for the first half hour we dominated and went 1-0 up, I think it's just a bit of early season tetchiness as such that we're just waiting for that second goal.
"The gaffer was very positive about Saturday (0-0 at Barrow). The second half performance was literally attack against defence and they did have 10 men behind the ball, but as a club Stevenage have to think they'll come up against that and think of ways to break it down.
"Another day at Barrow we could have won by two or three. We're going in the right direction and I think we've another few levels to go up."
The 25-year-old year old said he was impressed by the work on the right by Lawrie Wilson and Ronny Henry who ran their Ebbsfleet opponents in circles, with Wilson also claiming an assist in Beardsley's goal in addition to one of his own.
"Their energy is phenomenal. They are two fit lads that I think in future will definitely play at a higher level and when you've got that type of combination play and the amount of balls coming into the box in the end you'll get goals."
It is that type of work and attacking play that makes Beardsley believe they can come away from Oxford with all three points at the weekend.
"I've played at the Kassam many times. There will be a few thousand there and the pitch is decent and it should be a good and entertaining game and the lads are looking forward to it.
"I think everyone got through and if we perform to what we can it's in our hands.