Westley keeping feet on the ground after fine win

Boro boss Graham Westley was not getting carried away despite watching his side strike a crucial blow over fellow promotion chasers Luton Town on Tuesday evening. Scott Laird s sweet 85th minute strike sent the 793 travelling Boro fans into a state of de

Boro boss Graham Westley was not getting carried away despite watching his side strike a crucial blow over fellow promotion chasers Luton Town on Tuesday evening.

Scott Laird's sweet 85th minute strike sent the 793 travelling Boro fans into a state of delirium but Westley was keeping the squad's feet firmly on the ground.

The victory will undoubtedly go down in Boro folklore but for the Stevenage boss, the three points are just another step on the path to achieving the club's Football League dream.

"We did the job that was there to be done," he told The Comet. "If you want to be successful you have to come to places like this and get the results.


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"I thought we showed really good togetherness and a really good spirit to go and win the game and we'll take a lot of confidence from that.

"It's a difficult place to go to with a big home crowd with a lot of noise and a lot of intimidation on the officials.

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"The players played with good organisation and good workrate. They showed good footballing ability and I was delighted with the win which I think they deserved."

Chris Day's injury time save was equally as important as Laird's winner as the former Millwall man plunged to his right to tip Charles Gnapka's 20-yard drive around the post.

Westley said the 34-year-old was merely rolling back the years in a career which has seen the goalkeeper achieve England under-21 honours.

"It must be horrible playing against Daisy because he has got that in him," added Westley. "He has got that ability, like a good goalscorer, to win a game for you.

"You almost get bored telling him that that was a world class save but genuinely that was a world class save.

"People will laugh and you look at an England side going off to the World Cup next year and you see all the options that they are looking at and you see that lad playing at this level - it's incredible.

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