REACTION: Westley pleased with way Boro’s defence gave them platform against Plymouth

Graham Westley

Graham Westley - Credit: Archant

‘We kept on top of them, we knew they concede late goals’ says Stevenage boss

Graham Westley says he was pleased to see the work his defence have been doing on the training ground pay off on the pitch.

Boro kept a clean sheet at home to Plymouth Argyle on Tuesday evening, just three days after conceding twice in a draw at Wycombe Wanderers.

It was a performance, says Westley, built on a strong defensive display.

“We like to play in the opposition’s game zone, in their defensive third,” said Westley.

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“We don’t like them coming into our defensive third. We’ve not really had that stability to get that game together consistently, but the back four did some work [on Monday].

“We didn’t like the way we were on Saturday. They were much, much better, much more disciplined in the way that we defended our goal.

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“We kept a higher line; we kept on top of them. For large periods of the second half it was one-way traffic.

“It was a tight game; it was a difficult pitch to play on again. With their back five it was always going to be a game where you were going to have to be patient for your chances.

“We knew they concede late goals, and sure enough it was a late goal on the counter-attack that won us the game.”

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