That's more like it - Westley

Boro boss Graham Westley believes his side have taken a step in the right direction following their 0-0 draw at Barrow on Saturday. While Boro remain without a win from their opening three games, there was a marked improvement from Westley s men at Hol

Boro boss Graham Westley believes his side have taken "a step in the right direction" following their 0-0 draw at Barrow on Saturday.

While Boro remain without a win from their opening three games, there was a marked improvement from Westley's men at Holker Street and can consider themselves unlucky not to be reflecting on three well earned points.

But some wasteful finishing meant Stevenage had to be content with a share of the spoils although Westley insists he took a lot of positives from the display.

"Any Boro fans would have been really encouraged with the performance and I think it was a big step forward for us," said Westley.


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"We are three games in and three games unbeaten and believe me staying unbeaten is important for any side.

"We knew that we all needed to take a step in the right direction and if we had come away with a convincing win then I don't think anyone would have argued."

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Westley admitted his side had been below par in their first two games against Tamworth and Hayes & Yeading but believes that once his players settle into the rhythm of the new Blue Square Premier season then the results will come.

"I don't think the level has been right for the first couple of games," added the Boro chief. "People have been playing on edge being so desperate to do well.

"But we showed real intensity and a real desire to get the result. In a defensive sense we were nice and strong and there was a sense of unity and a real intensity to try and get the result.

"We carved out chances and on a different day we could have won.

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