The lads were dying for the cause, says Ashton

Jon Ashton. Photo: Harry Hubbard

Jon Ashton. Photo: Harry Hubbard - Credit: Archant

Stevenage captain praises team-mates after Peterborough win, and says they believe they can now go on a run of victories

Jon Ashton says he saw his team-mates ‘dying for the cause’ against Peterborough on Saturday.

The Boro captain was back in the team for the first time since the FA Cup win over Portsmouth on November 9 following a knee injury, with the centre-half saying that he didn’t want to risk a comeback against Rotherham United lasts week for the fear of prolonging his time on the sidelines.

Talking about his side’s performance against The Posh, when Boro were reduced to 10 men in the second half due to Jimmy Smith’s red card but still held on for a 1-0 win, Ashton said his team put in a display worthy of three points adding that the club believes it could go on a run of wins, including tonight against Gillingham, if they put in similar performances.

“We have played a lot of good teams in recent weeks and we’ve had some great results against them,” Ashton said.

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“We take each game as it comes and we’ll be looking to get a run together. We know we can win the next three or four if we put our game together right and roll on [Gillingham].

“It’s always hard work going down to 10 men and getting the win, but they’re the best ones really. What you get the most satisfaction out of.

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“The lads fought well, battled well and we came away with the three points. I thought we stared the game well, the first 20-25 minutes. Lucas scored a great goal and I thought we were on top. We let them get back into the game slightly towards the end of the half but I thought we deserved the victory.

“Everybody was dying for the cause. After losing against Rotherham I thought the lads really wanted to turn things around. It obviously hurt losing [last week] but we looked to come [to Peterborough] and put in a solid away performance and we did”.

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