Westley pleased with players’ professionalism

We were authoritative over 90 minutes - Westley

BORO boss Graham Westley said he was pleased with the way his side kept AFC Wimbledon under constant pressure during their FA Cup win on Saturday afternoon.

Goals from Josh Walker and Yemi Odubade sealed Boro’s passage through to the next round where they will host Chris Hughton’s Newcastle United, and after the game Westley said he was pleased with his side’s display.

“I thought we were quite authoritative over the 90 minutes,” Westley said.

“Obviously after half time they were always going to throw everything they had at us to win the game and we had to be careful not to leave ourselves open, not to leave ourselves exposed, but I thought we defended with organisation and with resilience.

“We started the game very strongly. We knew they were a fast starting side so we knew we’d have to start faster and I thought we started and carried that on until we scored.

“We showed a real professionalism in the way we went about the job, kept them under constant pressure, built our play well and deservedly took the lead.

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“After that there was always a confidence in our camp that we could keep the clean sheet and if you know you’ve got the ability on the counter to get a second you always feel confident.

“They made it tough for us, they made us work for the result and I think the lads put in a very organised and hard-working display to put us through.”