Danny Newton and Boro aiming to add wins to goals
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Stevenage’s new goalscoring sensation is delighted with the start to his life as a professional footballer but would like to taste a success.
Danny Newton has scored two goal in his first two League Two games for Boro but on both occasions the opposition have fought back to steal a point.
Colchester United were the latest to do that with Mikael Mandron salvaging a 1-1 draw at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.
Newton said: “It’s nice obviously to get the goals but we’ve gone from leading the game to drawing so it’s a little disappointing.
“But we’ll take a point against a tough side, everyone’s still positive and we’re still unbeaten.
“Away from home, they’re always going to put pressure on us and throw everything at us.
“But I think we’ve dealt very well with them. Yes, they’ve got their goal but we’ll take the positives and the fact that we’re still unbeaten. The three points are going to come.
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“We’re getting stronger every week, We’re two games in and we’ve got a lot of players coming back like Matt Godden, Ben Kennedy and Jack King.
There are a lot of players fighting for places and it’s only going to get better.”
Newton’s rise to the football league has taken a little longer than most, with his transfer out of non-league this summer coming at the age of 26.
But he is loving life at the Lamex after quitting his job as a maintenance engineer.
“I’m taking my chance,” he said. “I’m delighted to be here and I’m going to give everything I’ve got and see where it takes me.
“I thought there was a chance when I was younger but it looked as if it was slipping away.
“I’ve been slugging away and finally got the break.
“When I was 17 at Hinckley United, I played up front with Andre Gray but obviously he went on and I stayed in non-league.
“I believe there were clubs looking at me then but nothing came of it.”
Manager Darren Sarll praised the striker’s work ethic in games and training since arriving but the player himself says that will be his norm.
“That’s the minimum every game,” said Newton. “It’s nice to give everything and get the rewards for it. Hopefully it continues.”