Match-winner Jamie Reid says individual glory is not on the agenda at Stevenage with the whole team united in their pursuit of promotion.

The striker came off the bench on 75 minutes against Crewe Alexandra and four minutes later had fired Boro to a 1-0 win and back to second in League Two.

It was a deserved win despite the length of time it took for them to snatch the winner.

But while he was the star man this time, he's not bothered who does it in the future, as long as someone does.

He said: "I thought it was one of those days, the ball just wasn't going to go in.

"And yeah, I came on. I had a job to do and that's what I did.

"It was a massive goal. I feel like everyone in the ground just kind of took a big sigh of relief and that's what it was like for me.

"I feel like the last few weeks maybe chances have been hard to come by but when I'm in front of goal, I believe in myself.

"Nine times out of 10, if I hit it right, I feel like I will score a goal. 

"But I don't really care who scores the important goals.

"If I can come up with them or [Luke Norris] or [Josh March] or [Danny Rose], if we can all chip in with the important goals, then we'll be in for a good season."

The game against Alex made it two wins out of two at home and has seemingly signalled a return to better days after a poor run of results through February.

They way they had to dig out the result also pleased the 28-year-old.

He said: "They came with a game plan to try and kill the game and in the first half, it kind of worked.

"We had a lot of the ball but we just couldn't get going. They were hard to break down at times and we had to stay patient.

"We probably didn't play with enough tempo and the gaffer told the boys what he wanted and we came out in the second-half and were completely different.

"We didn't let anything in at the back and were still in the game and as long as you are, anything can happen.


"We needed that win and needed to start a run going."




The next game threatens to throw a spanner in the works though, away to League Two's form team, and the side Boro leapfrogged in the table, Carlisle United.

Reid though is continuing to back his team-mates.

"We're in for a tough game on Saturday," he said. "They're doing really well so that's why this game was really important, so we could go there with a win.

"We'll be our normal selves. We'll battle, we'll take the game to them and hopefully we can come away with three points. 


"There's always been a belief, even through the dip. No one was panicking.

"We've got ourselves into a great position and you don't just turn into a completely different team overnight.

"The belief has always been there and it always will be until the end of the season."