We should have got more than one - Laird

Boro’s match winner says his side should have taken advantage of their extra man

SCOTT Laird says Stevenage were disappointed not to add to their single goal in the FA Cup First Round win at Hartlepool United on Saturday.

Laird’s second successful penalty in the space of a week was enough to book a second round match against the winners of either Plymouth Argyle or Stourbridge, but after the match Laird said his side could have scored more.

“We were a bit disappointed obviously,” Laird said. “For the last 80 minutes they were playing with 10 men [after goalkeeper Scott Flinders was sent off for a foul on Chris Beardsley] and we didn’t manage to capitalise on that.

“We didn’t make the best of starts and then we had our first bit of good possession for a couple of minutes before the penalty.


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“Mous [John Moushino] did really well driving out of midfield, played a great one-two into Beardo who got through, had a great touch and obviously the ‘keeper tripped him up and the referee had to do what he did.

“I’ve got my own way of taking penalties, I’m not going to give away the secret, but I put it right in the corner and the keeper didn’t get it.

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“They had a man sent off so it changed the game. Usually you do see the 10 men build up a momentum and sometimes come back to win the game, but we were strong in what we did but were disappointed that we couldn’t capitalise on the chances we made.”

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