You don't have to be Scottish or Glaswegian to know exactly what Steve Evans was getting at when he explained the relief at breaking Stevenage's poor run of results.

The 3-2 win away to AFC Wimbledon ended five games without a success, a sequence that had threatened to derail their League Two promotion push.

And the Boro boss knew there was just one way to do it.

He said: "My words at half time were that we've come to a 15-foot wall in the last few weeks and we can’t get over it. 

"But you know how you go over it? You get a hammer and you got a chisel and you get a big Jimmy and you smash it down. 

"And that's the only way you get over it. You cannot climb it, you have to smash your way through. 

"We smashed our way through there to get the result and with some quality football.

"Two of our goals are stunning goals, brilliant goals, and maybe we should have one or two more."

They did it the hard way at Plough Lane too.

Having trailed 1-0 at half-time, they had scored twice in six minutes through Carl Piergianni and an own goal to get in front just past the hour.

The Dons levelled with 16 minutes to go but an 83rd-minute winner from Luke Norris sealed the three points.

Anf there was some testicular fortitude needed to do that according to the boss.

He said: "If I'm being honest, our players have character, our players have a desire to win a match and you've seen players chasing lost causes [late on].

"We know the prize and we know it's achievable, but it's only achievable if we demonstrate the way we played in the second-half. 

"First half I thought we were average but then I thought the game was too. They were slightly better than us but the game was average and we gave a silly goal away. 

"That gave us a mountain to climb and that's been a little habit of late. 

"I said to them at half time we've got to have some manly bits on our body and we have to have character and we have to go and fight and we have to get in the trenches. 

"How can you complain about the second-half? You can't. We were playing against a really good side, they'd not lost at home, and if you're the top group tonight, you see us behind at half-time and you expect us to be beaten. 

"The one thing we've got, even in the spell when we weren’t winning, is character. 

"We've got closeness in the dressing room, we've got mates and we've got good players as tonight demonstrated. 

"For 20 minutes in the second-half we were like we were in September, October and November." 

Changes were needed before the game, four differences in the starting line-up to the one that began at home to Tranmere Rovers on Saturday, and there was a triple substitution at half-time before a fourth change on 52 minutes.

Evans said: "It was a silent dressing room because the boys knew we hadn't performed. 

"And it wasn’t just the boys who had come in, everybody just seemed off it. 

"We needed a bit of pace defensively, [Jonathan Tomkinson] brings you that. The kid has been struggling with a little groin injury but he trained properly so he was good to go. 

"We took Luther off as he has hardly trained since he got the knock against Bradford. 

"We took a risk of him playing and the reason for that is Kane Smith was struggling after playing back-to-back games. 

"Kane did really well on Saturday but we looked at him physically [on Monday] and we just thought he looked a bit tired."

One thing that really delighted the boss though was that the winner was scored by Norris, born in the town.

The boss said: "It's fitting that it was Luke [who scored the winner]. Everyone knows at this football club, that he's one of their own, he's one of Stevenage’s own. 

"He's very proud of that fact.  

"When Luke plays as he played in the first half, you squint your eyes at him.

"But when he plays as he did in the second half, he’s outstanding and you wouldn't want to play against him."