Ebbsfleet debacle won't happen again - skipper

Boro skipper Mark Roberts has demanded a positive response from his team-mates when Kidderminster come to The Lamex Stadium on Saturday. Tuesday evening s deflating defeat at Ebbsfleet should act as a wake-up call to Graham Westley s men, who cannot affor

Boro skipper Mark Roberts has demanded a positive response from his team-mates when Kidderminster come to The Lamex Stadium on Saturday.

Tuesday evening's deflating defeat at Ebbsfleet should act as a wake-up call to Graham Westley's men, who cannot afford many more slip-ups if they are to sustain a challenge to Oxford United for the Blue Square title.

And Roberts feels it is about time Boro showed they have what it takes to stay in the race by producing a quality display over 90 minutes, starting with the visit of Mark Yates' side this weekend.

"We have to learn from the defeat and we can't allow it to happen again," said Roberts.


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"We've all got to look at ourselves and make sure we don't do the same thing again.

"We want to see a response on Saturday. We have been winning games but not producing convincing performances.

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"It's time we produced a convincing performance over the 90 minutes.

"We've been doing it over 45 minutes but that's not good enough if you are going to win leagues." Roberts admitted Boro's second half display at Stonebridge Road simply wasn't good enough.

"In the second half it was embarrassing to be fair.

"We just didn't do the basics correctly and if you don't do that then you are going to get punished.

"We should have never let them back into the game but we'll move on and learn from it.

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