Westley wants more from Boro

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Stevenage manager Graham Westley was not completely satisfied with his side's five-star display against Sheffield Wednesday despite seeing them secure arguably the biggest win in the club's history.

Borough - emphatic 5-1 winners - hit Wednesday with a four-goal first-half blitz with strikes from Craig Read, John Mousinho, Michael Bostwick and Lawrie Wilson. Darius Charles netted a fifth for Westley's side in the 67th minute before Gary Madine's late consolation, while the visitors had substitute Jermaine Johnson sent off for violent conduct in the closing stages.

Westley said: "We came in at half-time and we still noticed problems in our game and things which were disappointed with. If we start thinking we're close to perfection then we're on the slippery slope towards failure."

He added: "You've got to keep looking at yourselves, seeing what's good and also looking at the opportunities to improve and make yourself better.

"It [the first half] was a good half of football, there's no question about that. We pressured them to death and our physicality was there for all to see.

"I enjoyed the goals. When you hit the back of the net as often as we did it's a nice thing. Every single one of the goals was excellent. I think it would be unreasonable not to give credit to everyone one of the players for their performances over 90 minutes.

"I thought what we did in the first half was some of the best football I've seen played since I've been here. But winning is about sustaining performance levels and we weren't as clinical in the second half. We have got to keep working."

Wednesday manager Gary Megson blasted his misfiring side after what he termed a "disgraceful" performance.

"It was a really bad night for us," reflected Megson. "That's the worst I've felt as a manager - and I've been doing it a long time.

"There wasn't a performance from us, it was poor from minute one. And that carried on right the way through until the last minute. Managers try and put a positive spin on it, but it will be really difficult for me to do that."

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Lawrie Wilson
Sheffield Wednesday
Jermaine Johnson
League One
Gary Madine
Darius Charles
Craig Read
John Mousinho

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