Westley pleased to win from behind

Failure to post victories after going behind was becoming an ‘albatross around our necks’ - GW

GRAHAM Westley said his side’s failure to win games after going behind was becoming an ‘albatross around our necks’ before Saturday’s victory against Lincoln.

Against the Imps Boro fell behind to an Ashley Grimes penalty before two goals – a tap-in and a 25-yard shot – from Lawrie Wilson gave Boro all three points.

Speaking after the game, Westley said his side were eventually comfortable winners against tough opposition.

“It’s about time we won a game from behind,” Westley said. “It’s been a bit of an albatross around our necks the fact that every time we’ve gone behind we’ve either drawn or lost.

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“It’s nice to resolve that and it shows the character of the side is evolving.

“We knew it was going to be a tough contest. They’re a much improved side who have been picking up a lot of results to dig themselves out of trouble and if you’re going to achieve what they achieved there is going to be a good work ethic and organisation about them.

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“They were all of those things and it was a difficult one to win.

“We made sure we were solid, organised and strong and gave them no chance really to create substantial chances and I thought we were relatively comfortable in the closing stages.”

Boro travel to Burton Albion this evening knowing that a win will take them into the play-off places.

“We don’t know all of the players, they’ve got a lot of new lads. But we know the club, we know that’s it’s a tough place to go and win.

“We expect a royal battle, they’re down at the wrong end of the table. We know we’re going to have to go there with a game plan and enact it very well to come away with the three points.”

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