Westley delighted with form of strikers

Boro boss Graham Westley never had any doubts his strike force would eventually come good after seeing them put Salisbury City to the sword on Saturday. Goals from Charlie Griffin and substitute Chris Beardsley finished off the visitors after Chris Flood

Boro boss Graham Westley never had any doubts his strike force would eventually come good after seeing them put Salisbury City to the sword on Saturday.

Goals from Charlie Griffin and substitute Chris Beardsley finished off the visitors after Chris Flood had equalised Mark Roberts' first half opener and the Boro said he knew his forwards would come good given time.

"It's never really worried me," said Westley, who watched Yemi Odubade run Salisbury ragged for most of the afternoon. "When they aren't scoring goals then you know that a flood of goals is just around the corner.

"Beardsley is not a natural goalscorer but he will chip in and you won't see too many other forwards that give you the work rate that he does.


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"Yemi and Griff will always get you goals and it's obviously nice to see."

Westley was impressed with the patience his side showed as Salisbury adopted a defensive approach in the first half and this is likely to stand his side in good stead for the remainder of the season as sides show Boro more and more respect at The Lamex Stadium.

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"As the game went on it was always going to open up. We knew they had conceded a lot of goals between minutes 60 and 90 so we knew that patience was going to be a virtue.

"We must not forget that they are a decent outfit and they have got some very good players. But we played some good stuff ourselves and had enough about us to open them up.

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