Westley wants reaction from Boro

Last Updated: Wed, 11 Dec 2013 13:35

Stevenage boss Graham Westley is looking for a positive response from his players after their penalty shoot-out defeat to Swindon.

Boro striker Francois Zoko headed a 79th-minute equaliser to cancel out Nicky Ajose's 23rd-minute opener and take the game to penalties.

The visitors had a strong claim for a penalty in normal time after Zoko was tripped by Yaser Kasim but their appeals were waved away.

Alex Pritchard, Mohammed El Gabnbas and Kasim all scored for the hosts in the shoot-out, with Zoko on target for Stevenage, for whom Ben Chorley blazed over the crossbar.

Westley said: "It is always devastating to lose on penalties and I thought we showed good spirit to come back away from home after going a goal behind.

"Swindon are on a good run and we knew this would be a very difficult game for us.

"It would have been nice to extend our run in this competition but it wasn't to be and now we can concentrate on the league and FA Cup.

"It is all about how we bounce back from this disappointment."


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