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Stevenage manager Graham Westley not getting carried away

28 December 2014

Graham Westley is adamant as soon as Stevenage start believing their own press they will come unstuck despite recording a third straight win with a 3-2 defeat of Cambridge United.

First-half goals from Charlie Lee, Tom Pett and Dean Parrett were enough to keep Boro's winning run going.

Ryan Bird had equalised for the visitors in the first period but when Adam Cunnington's header made it 3-2 late on the game had long been decided.

Stevenage have now seen off Exeter, Dagenham and Cambridge in their last three fixtures but, with only the Grecians in the top half in League Two, boss Westley is not going to get carried away.

"It's a credit to the players that they were able to put on such a strong performance after being involved 48 hours or so ago," said Westley, who saw Ryan Brunt go off injured at half-time.

"I thought they were terrific in the first half, the energy levels were fantastic. That alone deserved to win the game.

"We scored three but let's be honest it could have been a lot more, we had plenty of opportunities in the second half as well to add to it.

"We're not going to start counting our chickens, this is a funny game. The minute you take anything for granted it will kick you in the teeth.

"We're three points out of the top seven now and at this stage of the season that gives us everything to play for.

"It's a body blow losing Brunt at half-time, he led the line well in the first-half. I think he is very sore, hopefully it won't be a six to eight week lay-off but it looks like it could be."

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