Watson: We need to be a little bit less ‘gung-ho’

Kevin Watson

Kevin Watson - Credit: Archant

Stevenage’s assistant boss on the weekend’s draw with Yeovil Town

Kevin Watson says his Stevenage side need to be a little less gung-ho in their attacking play, following the 2-2 draw with Yeovil at the weekend.

Boro fell behind to a Harry Cornick goal just after half-time on Saturday before Dean Wells equalised three minutes later. However, just two minutes after that goal Shaun Jeffers headed in from a corner before Tom Pett’s late header rescued a point for the visitors.

Both sides had plenty of chances in an entertaining second half, and afterwards Watson, doing media duties after the game in place of boss Teddy Sheringham, said that although it was a point gained it still felt a little bit ‘get out of jail’.

Asked if he was frustrated or elated with the result after the late goal, Watson said: “Elation with the equaliser to start with, but frustration because we know these are games we should be winning.

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“There’s definitely resilience among the boys because that’s probably two or three times now late equalisers have got us out of jail a little bit.

“It’s definitely frustration because I felt we didn’t pass the ball as well as we could have. We were okay but not as good as we should be.

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“When we get back in contention at 1-1 I think we’re going on to win the game [but then] we’re 2-1 behind.

“We need to stop these individual errors. When you’re attacking you’re [also] defending and you need to realise that.

“We go gung-ho at times and leave ourselves a little bit bare and open to counter-attacks and that’s when we look our most vulnerable, so definitely something to work on.”

Watson added: “When you look at it in the cold light of day, in any league if any team goes away from home and you don’t get beat it’s a point gained in my eyes as opposed to two dropped.

“It’s a little bit get out of jail to be honest, but we’ll take it.”

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