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Graham Westley revels in late Stevenage win against Northampton Town

13 April 2015

Stevenage manager Graham Westley felt his side deserved three points despite leaving it late against Northampton Town.

The visitors held a first-half lead through Zander Diamond, but Chris Whelpdale levelled midway through the second period before Simon Walton pounced with a 90th-minute winner.

Westley said: "The players worked very hard and Northampton really tested us.

"It was a good first half, I was pleased with the performance as a whole, I thought we played intelligently, decisively and with confidence and to go in 1-0 down was tough to take.

"We talked about attacking more intelligently in the second half and developing the way we were using our attacking threats.

"We showed real intent, purpose and patience and it was a very resilient and determined performance and the boys thoroughly deserved the victory.

"The goals were well crafted, we got into the areas we knew they were weak in and it was good to see the players showing intelligence and a real drive, determination and quality.

"We had to show a lot of steel and stand there and be counted. I thought we stood the test very well, we're not the biggest or strongest side but we're very determined and I thought we were excellent physically.

"It was a disciplined, organised and very professional performance."

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