Date: 16th November 2015 at 7:50am
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First team coach Darren Sarll has said that Stevenage displayed perfect battling qualities to take a point from Yeovil at the weekend.

Speaking to the Official Site having taken on media duties from manager Teddy Sheringham for a change, Sarll explained that he felt the second half performance especially had warranted a point for our efforts.

‘We`re getting a more resilient group, a more resilient side. I think we`ve got a greater nucleus to us now and real strength. It was really important today when we went behind that we showed that we could stay in the game and we can make sure we had a chance of taking something away from us.’

With interesting weather conditions at Huish Park for the game, he went on to say that both teams suffered because of that in terms of the performance, but he was pleased with how we adapted and coped with it as he does think you can let the weather play more of a role than it should if it gets to your mentality.

‘The conditions affect you however much you allow them to, I think it`s a mentality. I think we showed today, even when we went behind that we stuck in there. With the wind I thought we played terrifically well against it in the first half and I thought that was really pleasing that we utilised it when we needed to and we`ve thoroughly deserved coming back with a point.’

One of the other positives from the game was the second half return for Adam Marriott who has been out with a long term knee injury since last February.

With him fit and back in contention now the run out would’ve been a great boost for him, and he was also interviewed after the game.

‘Yeah it`s great to be back. I wasn`t sure if I was going to get on but I was happy to get 20 minutes and I`m feeling alright. I`ll probably be feeling stiff tomorrow but it`s good to get out there. 20 minutes is probably what I could do today. Obviously I want to do more but I don`t think my body is quite up to it. But after another couple of week`s training, I`ll be there or thereabouts.’

Marriott went on to say it had been difficult to stay ‘mentally strong’ during his long lay off, but you can’t do much else other that try and stay positive and just get on with it really.

‘It`s been tough but you`ve got to keep mentally strong. There`s not been much I could do about it. It`s killed me sitting on the sidelines but I`ve been cheering the boys on. I`d like to help the boys in any way I can and now I`m back on the pitch I`m hoping to have an impact there.’

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