Hard work worth it according to Roberts

THE hard work the Boro players have put in during the season was all worthwhile according to captain Mark Roberts after he collected the Blue Square Premier trophy from league chairman Brian Lee on Saturday. Roberts received the trophy after Boro s 1-0 wi

THE hard work the Boro players have put in during the season was all worthwhile according to captain Mark Roberts after he collected the Blue Square Premier trophy from league chairman Brian Lee on Saturday.

Roberts received the trophy after Boro's 1-0 win over York City on Saturday sparking joyous scenes at the Lamex Stadium and the 26-year-old says the hard work was worth it for that moment.

"It was a very special moment," Roberts told The Comet.

"All that hard work we've put in throughout the season finally pays off in that one moment when you lift the trophy, it was a fantastic moment for me."

Boro are promoted as record breakers, accumulating 105 points (including those gained against Chester City) and with 25 clean sheets to their name and Roberts says breaking records was one of the goals they set themselves in pre-season.

"We said at the start of the season, on the first day of pre-season the gaffer asked us where we wanted to get to and what we wanted to achieve and that was the double," said Roberts.

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"We wanted to set records along the way and we've done that and that's a fantastic effort from everybody."

York made Boro work hard for their three points on Saturday but Roberts says that's been the cornerstone of his side's success this season.

"Our success has been built on hard work, we make sure we work harder than the opposition," he said.

"You've seen in the last 10 minutes people throwing their bodies on the line because we wanted that clean sheet we wanted to win the game and we wanted to make sure we posted another three points and that's why we've been so successful this season."

Boro now have the FA Trophy Final to look forward to but Roberts says the squad is focussed on making it a double season to remember.

"We won't be taking it lightly," said the former Northwich man.

"People say it's a great day out but it's another game we have to win and we want to win and we want to make sure we do the double.

"We've created records along the way and it's another milestone that we can post ourselves and create a bit more history for the club.

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