Westley pleased with point and backs misfiring striker
Graham Westley declared himself pleased with his side s point away at Histon last night to extend the club s unbeaten run to 22 games. Westley admitted he was worried about coming up against a Histon side that were not in action at the weekend while Boro
Graham Westley declared himself pleased with his side's point away at Histon last night to extend the club's unbeaten run to 22 games.
Westley admitted he was worried about coming up against a Histon side that were not in action at the weekend while Boro were in an FA Trophy semi-final facing the physical and emotional demands this entails.
But his players put in a solid, if unspectacular, performance at The Glassworld Stadium and Westley knows the club's season is likely to be defined when play-off rivals like Oxford, Kidderminster and Torquay United come to The Lamex Stadium in the run-in.
"Their manager was talking about the game beforehand saying how it was a 'must-win' game," said Westley. "It would have been a great win to get but from my point of view it was more of a must not lose game.
"Their legs were nice and fresh as they didn't have a game at the weekend. You are always a little bit apprehensive knowing that your boys have played on the Saturday.
"They were always going to be a bit tired after a physically and emotionally tough encounter but I was pleased with the resilience and the determination of our side.
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"I think that could be a very good point for us."
Steve Morison had a glorious chance to break the deadlock midway through the first half when he found himself with the freedom of the penalty area but the former Northampton man blazed over from close range.
To be fair to the 25-year-old, the ball appeared to sit up for him just as he was about to strike and Westley said that the state of the pitches they are playing on are certainly examining his players' technical ability.
"Surfaces are really difficult at the moment. You only need to go on the training ground and try to knock things in with no pressure on you - the ball is bobbling all over the place.
"It's difficult to be really positive about your finishing. I thought Moro did everything right. He was nice and positive and attacked the ball."
Morison has scored just one goal in his last seven games but Westley insisted it is only a matter of time before the striker emerges from this barren spell.
"He is not having the best of goalscoring runs but every goalscorer goes through that. The good thing is that he is getting it out the way at this time and in a moment he will bang a hat-trick in and someone will pay the price.
"Good goalscorers will always nick goals and have little droughts but they aren't good goalscorers because they allow those droughts to continue. They are good goalscorers because they overcome these things.