More of the same from Boro - Griffin

BORO striker Charlie Griffin has demanded more of the same as his side prepare for two important home games in the space of four days. Griffin scored Boro s injury time equaliser at Port Vale in the FA Cup on Saturday to take the match to a replay on Nove

BORO striker Charlie Griffin has demanded more of the same as his side prepare for two important home games in the space of four days.

Griffin scored Boro's injury time equaliser at Port Vale in the FA Cup on Saturday to take the match to a replay on November 17 at the Lamex Stadium, four days after Boro play host to Gateshead in a Blue Square Premier clash.

Speaking about his team's bossing of Vale at the weekend, a game Boro should have won, Griffin said: "We played at a really high tempo, got the ball on the ground and looked more of a League Two side than they did.

"That division is the place we want to be, and we played really well on Saturday and we know we can do even better.


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"I wasn't surprised about how much space we had because when you play higher up the leagues teams give you a little more time than you get in the Conference.

"Our heads didn't drop after we conceded because we always knew we had a goal in us. It was just a case of when.

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"The board went up with four minutes on and we knew we still had time to get an equaliser.

"The ball came in and I made a move in front of the defender and glanced the header in.

"We want to see more of the same on Tuesday. Go about the same way as we did on Saturday and take our chances and we'll have a good chance."

Griffin hopes to see a bumper crowd for the FA Cup replay, and said: "Home advantage is a key, and we'll have our fans behind us and they will be a big part of it.

"Port Vale know what we're about and our performance will be in the back of their minds so we hope to get at them and book our place in the next round."

Before Port Vale come Gateshead, in what could prove to be a tricky tie for Boro.

"Gateshead had a really good result on Saturday in the cup when they drew against Brentford," Griffin said. "They showed they're not a side for giving up.

"They know we're second in the league and we know they have a good fighting spirit so we need to concentrate on this match and take all three points."

n WITH Boro hosting Port Vale next Tuesday we dug deep through our archives and found a previous Vale visit to Stevenage in 1967 when none other than Sir Stanley Matthews was in the Vale line-up.

The article is online now at www.thecomet24.co.uk

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