Westley takes positives from draw at York

Boro boss Graham Westley was keen to take the positives from his side s display in the 1-1 draw at York City on Saturday. Boro looked to be heading for their fifth consecutive win on the road after Danny Parslow s first half own goal but Djoumin Sangare

Boro boss Graham Westley was keen to take the positives from his side's display in the 1-1 draw at York City on Saturday.

Boro looked to be heading for their fifth consecutive win on the road after Danny Parslow's first half own goal but Djoumin Sangare rescued a point for his side with an injury time equaliser.

Westley, however, was pleased with his side's showing in the blustery conditions.

"On the whole I would say it was quite a positive performance," Westley told The Comet. "We worked very hard to retain possession and we had a reasonable amount of control.


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"The conditions in the second half certainly played a part. The wind really got up and it was very difficult to play passing football."

The match also saw the likes of Darren Murphy, Joel Byrom and Andy Drury inch further down the road to peak fitness having all suffered from injury recently.

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While it has been noticeable that Boro have been short in midfield late on in games, Westley believes more playing time will stand the team in good stead.

"We've been a bit short in midfield as we've had to take Bozzie (Michael Bostwick) out of there because of Ash's (Jon Ashton) injury.

"We've had to rush (Joel) Byrom back and Murph (Darren Murphy) has obviously just come back as well.

"It's difficult for them late on in games and to some degree we have to show some understanding."

Four points from away trips to Kenilworth Road and Kit Kat Crescent is a decent haul for any side in the Blue Square Premier but Westley believes his side did enough to take all of the spoils from both matches.

"Most would see four points from our last two games as a positive outcome," added the Boro chief. "They are both sides with good records at home and they are not easy games to play.

"But we always believe that we are good enough to go and get the three points. We are obviously very disappointed to concede from a corner because we pride ourselves on our defensive capabilities.

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