Charles pleased to grab winner against Bradford

Striker disappointed with own performance as Stevenage make it six on the bounce

Darius Charles says he was disappointed with his own performance but was pleased to get the winning goal against Bradford City on Saturday.

Charles scored the winner for Boro with just under 15 minutes to go after David Syers had earlier cancelled out John Mousinho’s penalty.

During the build-up to first half penalty Charles had put the ball in the back of the net only to find out he had struck his shot after the whistle had already been blown for a foul on Stacy Long.

But despite the set-back Mousinho stepped up to score the spot kick and Charles eventually got his name on the scoresheet himself when set up late on by strike partner Craig Reid.


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“The gaffer spoke beforehand about their position being a bit false,” Charles said.

“They’re a big club, (they have got) good players, they are under different management now and we had to fight hard for the win against probably the hardest side we’ve played in the six we have won.

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“I was a bit gutted (about seeing the first-half goal ruled out) but these things happen. Mous (John Mousinho) stepped up and showed a lot of confidence and he scored.

“Reidy was excellent today. He’s got great feet and he’s done enough, made space and cut the ball back for me to finish it. I wasn’t too pleased with my performance today but it’s the least I could have done for the team, to score the winner.”

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