Smith hails Mahon impact

Gary Smith believes Gavin Mahon's cool head is the reason Stevenage stopped their sorry run of six defeats with a 1-0 win over Brentford.

Last Updated: 06/03/13 at 15:31

Gary Smith: Happy with performance

Gary Smith: Happy with performance

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Mahon pulled the strings against his former club in his fourth outing for Boro, having joined on loan from Notts County last month, while Marcus Haber's 73rd-minute goal sealed the victory.

"Gavin Mahon showed all of the experience and qualities that I think we've lacked in previous weeks," said Smith.

"I thought from start to finish we were the better team.

"I thought Darius (Charles) was absolutely immense at centre back.

"And, not just because he scored the goal, Marcus Haber's performance up front gave us a real platform to work with and, of course, on top of that you've got many guys who chipped in with good showings.

"It reinforces what we know about the team. This game never ceases to amaze you.

"We played against four sides who, in the league table, were below us but, in all honesty, didn't get an awful lot out of and here, I thought we were far better than a side who are probably one of the favourites to be promoted.

"The guys were fully on board and I knew they were going to compete for every scrap of grass on the field and they did that, and more."

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