Stevenage boss pleased with clean sheet against Oxford

Graham Westley

Graham Westley - Credit: Archant

Graham Westley says the way his side played meant the Us caused Boro ‘no real concern’

Graham Westley says he was pleased at how well his Stevenage side worked to gain a clean sheet at Oxford United.

The home side dominated possession and chances at goal, but a superb one-handed side from Chris Day aside Oxford were unable to get the better of a robust Stevenage back line.

Speaking afterwards about a third clean sheet of the season, Westley said: “We had to work really hard for it in the first half.

“The game could have got away...we sat in, we worked hard defensively, they had a moment or two but nothing that was causing us any real concern.

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“We tightened up a bit down the right hand side [in the] second half because the boy on the left hand side for them [Callum O’Dowda] had caused us our biggest difficulties.

“Once we tightened that up in the second half and we got on top of the game we went 4-4-2 to try to change things and try to take the game forward and in those moments when we changed to that shape in the last 20 minutes we had a couple of moments.

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“Dean Parrett came on and got one away that [George] Long was probably fortunate enough to save and then the one when we down to the left hand side and brought it back could easily have gone in the back of the net to win it for us.”

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