Stevenage hero Ben Kennedy: Boro showed character to beat Accrington – we owed victory to fans

PUBLISHED: 14:21 18 October 2017 | UPDATED: 14:21 18 October 2017

Ben Kennedy speaking after Stevenage beat Sccrington Stanley 3-2. Picture @laythy29 Twitter.

Ben Kennedy speaking after Stevenage beat Sccrington Stanley 3-2. Picture @laythy29 Twitter.

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Accrington match-winner Ben Kennedy hailed the character of his team after their dramatic 3-2 win over Stanley at the Lamex on Tuesday.

Speaking to CometSport after the match he said: “It was important to show that reaction after Luton – for ourselves, the staff, the club, the fans.

“It shows the character we’ve got to come back from 2-1 down to win the game. We never gave up – we owed that to everyone.

“You could see a bit of edginess early on – we were nervy because we didn’t want to let anyone down but we addressed it and got there in the end.”

Speaking about two-goal hero Matt Godden he added: “When he’s on the pitch he’ll always get a chance or two.

“Maybe people have been saying he’s not been in the best of form, but I’ll tell you what, he got two chances and he put them away.”

The modest Northern Irish under 21 international Kennedy said of his winner: “I don’t think Danny [Newton] meant to play me through but I got lucky.

“I took a touch and thought ‘I’ll hit this’. There’s nothing better than scoring a goal and celebrating.

“But most importantly we got three points. It shows what we’ve got there.”

Reflecting on Saturday’s unexpected heavy defeat he added: “Any loss is draining and it ruins your weekend but especially last week in a derby where we let everyone down – but we showed a reaction against Accrington.”

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