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Boyce: You've got to back it up

28 October 2022

Iron defender Andrew Boyce is looking forward to Friday night's trip to Barnet in the National League.

Firstly, he reflected on Tuesday night's hard-earned 3-1 win against Gateshead. He said: “It was nice to get the three points. We obviously conceded again early and I think they were the better side in the first half without creating that many chances. In the second half we came out and I thought we deserved the three points.” 

The Iron have come back from behind in seven games since Tony Daws became interim first team manager, and Boyce believes this demonstrates the team's spirit: “That seems to be how we’ve gone about games, coming back in the second half.

“I suppose it’s a good thing because we know that if we go a goal down then we’re going to come back fighting and not just give up. Some games haven’t gone our way and they’ve been disappointing, but it’s good sign that you know we’re going to get a reaction in the second half.”

He continued: “It’d be nice not to go behind in games but it’s the way things have gone at the minute. Tuesday was a bit sloppy and there have been a couple of times when we’ve gone behind early to set plays - we need to stamp it out but it’s good that we always come back fighting.”

Boyce then went on to talk about Friday night's opposition. He stated: “They’re a good side, I know a couple of their players, and they’re in good form. It’s a nice stadium and pitch, and they’re a good club. We want to go and win the game and we want to start building so we’re looking forward to it.”

The defender believes backing up Tuesday's win with another three points is crucial. He said: “You’ve got to back it up and we want to go back-to-back, so it’s nice that there’s a game for us on Friday."

Boyce rejoined the Iron this summer and since his return he’s even had to step up to captain the team on several occasions. He spoke about how he’s found his second spell at the club, adding: “I’m enjoying it. It would be nice if the results were better and we were better positioned in the league, but I’m enjoying it and enjoying my time at the club. I just want to keep building.”

Finally, he touched on the prospect of turning points dropped into points gained. He concluded: “I think there were five draws where if you look at the games we really should have had seven or eight more points. We didn’t though and now we have to move and keep building.” 

See much more from Andrew Boyce and Tony Daws on Iron Player.

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