Stevenage boss Darren Sarll: I love this club – we'll come back fighting strong
PUBLISHED: 19:24 31 October 2017 | UPDATED: 19:24 31 October 2017
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Stevenage Town boss Darren Sarll has vowed that Stevenage ‘will come back fighting strong’ after their 3-0 defeat away to Yeovil. Boro conceded two goals in a disappointing first-half spell, and never recovered from the setback.
After the match, Sarll reflected: “We had a couple of early chances and I thought we took control until we lost control. You just look at the situations that we were in that needed a little bit of quality, whether that be a defensive quality or an offensive quality.
“We had two chances to clear from the first goal and then our quality of defending again was awful, absolutely awful” he said ruefully. “We became too open, too exposed. Then we had a mistake from the set-play from an experienced player getting caught with a block and we are 3-0 down.
The thirty-four-year-old continued: “In the second half we had four opportunities when our forwards were clean through and we needed a bit of quality there. When you don’t have that quality and you don’t take those opportunities, it makes for a very, very miserable afternoon for everyone.”
It was a particularly miserable afternoon for Stevenage substitute Kevin Toner. A melee broke out on the hour mark which led to red cards for both Toner and Yeovil’s Olufela Olomola.
“We are really disappointed, not just today but with our form. I am over a year in now and we know you have peaks and troughs.” Sarll said, admitting that he ‘hasn’t looked at the league table’. But he insisted that Boro are ‘probably still in a healthy position where we can still have a go.
“We will keep working away, it is a real honest group. Sometimes too honest and a little nice - but we will keep working away, absolutely. We need to make sure we attack next Saturday and attack all the doubters.”
He concluded by saying: “I love this club to the moon and back and we are being doubted which is sad to say. We will come back fighting strong - we are very much like that.”