Bridges back to his best

Boro boss Graham Westley believes David Bridges is getting back to his best after the midfielder sealed Stevenage s win against Ebbsfleet United on Saturday. The 27-year-old endured a torrid start to the season due to injury but has showed signs recently

Boro boss Graham Westley believes David Bridges is getting back to his best after the midfielder sealed Stevenage's win against Ebbsfleet United on Saturday.

The 27-year-old endured a torrid start to the season due to injury but has showed signs recently that he is finding the form that made him one of the best goalscoring midfielders outside the Football League.

Westley insisted Bridges' fine finish against Fleet summed up what he is all about.

"It was about time - it's what he does though isn't it," said Westley. "He is in the side to work from box to box and it's good to see him getting back to form.

"It's obviously nice to see him get a goal so late on in the game as it gives an indication of how his fitness is coming along."

Westley was pleased with his side's overall display despite having to wait until late on to seal their safe passage into the next round of the FA Trophy where they will face Vauxhall Motors.

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Once again Boro were forced to grind out the victory as the opposition looked to stifle rather than attack at The Lamex Stadium.

"It was tight in the middle of the park and our full backs could not really get forward and join the play.

"We had to be patient and the players were. We were not at our fluid best by any means but I thought we created enough chances to deserve the win.

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