Date: 5th January 2015 at 6:35pm
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Manager Graham Westley has said we earned a point from our draw against Morecambe, but he knows it really should’ve been all three.

With a contentious penalty decision to discuss as well, the manager told the Official Site that the view of whether it was a penalty or not was unanimous in the dressing room after the game.

‘Their goalkeeper and captain came up to me at the end and said ‘we got out of jail, stonewaller.’ I think everybody in the ground could see that it was a stonewaller except for the linesman and referee, who are the men in the end who make the decision and make the difference. It’s bemusing, bewildering and I don’t know what to make of it. It was so clear, it wasn’t as though there were bodies in the way. It was a straight one on one situation, player beats player, leg comes out, player goes down. Stonewall penalty.’

Moving on from that incident though, the manager said he could certainly take plenty of positives from the game and he feels the players can take a lot of confidence from their showing as well, as the only thing we didn’t manage to do well enough was score.

‘I thought we were organised, we defended resiliently. We defended with work rate, discipline. You can see players now who are not finding it difficult to do their defensive jobs but at the same time play their football. We’d love to have won and as I said to them in there, we’ve won the point, make no bones about it. We did a lot of good things, it’s not as though we came away and knicked a point. We won a point and deserved all three.’

As we enter 2015 with that point Westley also had praise for how hard the team are now working and the effort they are putting in, and he’s pleased to see us more consistently now ending games strongly as previous Stevenage sides have done in previous years, as at the start of the season he knows as games drew on we went under to often, but now we are coming out on top and he wants to see that improvement continue.