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Stevenage boss Teddy Sheringham happy to win 'ugly'

14 December 2015

Teddy Sheringham was a happy man after watching his Stevenage side grind out a 2-1 win at AFC Wimbledon in Sky Bet League 2.

Sheringham was forced to abandon Stevenage's usual attacking style in favour of a more direct approach due to testing conditions at Kingsmeadow, and it paid dividends as they came away with all three points.

"I think it was one of the ugliest games I have seen," Sheringham told

"The conditions didn’t help - very windy, very bobbly - and I want our team to play, I want us to get the ball down as much as we can but sometimes the conditions and opposition don’t allow.

“For us to change our way of playing really to suit the conditions and to grind out a result, I was very pleased we did that."

Stevenage went into the half-time break 1-0 down, but fought back through Jamille Matt's first goal for the club. Then, Jeromo Okimo scored a bizarre winner with a free-kick from his own half, although Sheringham felt his side would have got a winner regardless of that bit of luck.

“It is just so fortuitous that the goalkeeper has made a hash of it but having said that, I felt there would have been a goal coming," the former England ace added.

“I enjoyed the way we played in ugly conditions in the second half. We played to the conditions and we deserved to win.”

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