Watford head coach Beppe Sannino says teams like Stevenage have extra motivation when facing sides from a higher division

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Beppe Sannino believes clubs like Stevenage have extra motivation when facing sides from higher divisions - such as Watford - and says the Hornets fans had to be happy after his side's 1-0 Capital One Cup win against Boro. 

A 52nd minute goal from Lloyd Dyer secured the Golden Boys’ place in the second round draw, which takes place tomorrow.

The Hornets were not at their best at Broadhall Way while Stevenage’s battling display went unrewarded.

Speaking after the game, Sannino said: “I am very happy with the result because we are into the next round of the competition. The players played well in the second half. In the first half, after 20 minutes, we didn’t play our football.

“In the second half I saw a team with spirit and motivation. We have to enjoy the win and we carry on in this competition.”

He continued: “When we play against a team like Stevenage they have more motivation when they play sides from a higher division.

“What is important was to win the match. We have done that and I am pleased. Our fans have to be happy.”

Jonathan Bond produced an outstanding reaction stop to keep the Hornets in front in the second half.

The goalkeeper managed to tip a point-blank half volley from Darius Charles over the bar and Sannino described the save as “amazing”.

He said: “This situation happens in football. You can score in many situations but sometimes in football you can lose a match in one situation. Bond produced an amazing save, it was very, very good.”

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11:18pm Tue 12 Aug 14

AshenGlow says...

Not all the the performances are going to be glittering. Job done. On to the next.
Not all the the performances are going to be glittering. Job done. On to the next. AshenGlow
  • Score: 24

11:36pm Tue 12 Aug 14

D.unstable says...

Ok Beppe, you've done ok and can stay another week.

Keep it going son.
Ok Beppe, you've done ok and can stay another week. Keep it going son. D.unstable
  • Score: 11

11:55pm Tue 12 Aug 14

lovestospouge says...

I liked that Beasant, good find and nearly scored against us lol
I liked that Beasant, good find and nearly scored against us lol lovestospouge
  • Score: 7

12:22am Wed 13 Aug 14

jaemae2 says...

Perfectly fine with this game especially with the D- team that was fielded.
Perfectly fine with this game especially with the D- team that was fielded. jaemae2
  • Score: -8

5:53am Wed 13 Aug 14

buckler says...

Calm down coach .. Big test Saturday and then give it the big un !
Calm down coach .. Big test Saturday and then give it the big un ! buckler
  • Score: 9

8:23am Wed 13 Aug 14

Glenn Roeder says...

Yes that was a great reaction save from Bond.
Yes that was a great reaction save from Bond. Glenn Roeder
  • Score: 8

8:59am Wed 13 Aug 14

HornetJJ says...

The fact that we can field practically a whole different team from Saturday and still get a win is a very good sign and shows how strong our squad is.
The fact that we can field practically a whole different team from Saturday and still get a win is a very good sign and shows how strong our squad is. HornetJJ
  • Score: 15

11:44am Wed 13 Aug 14

hornetsteve says...

AshenGlow wrote:
Not all the the performances are going to be glittering. Job done. On to the next.
spot on especially in the championship, a wins a win wining ugly when you have to is what all good teams have in there locker, 1-0 + clean sheet with 9 changes to team, through to next round. we need to stay in this cup to give squad players who are not getting a start a chance to show what they can do!! on this showing compared to Saturdays same starting eleven for Norwich PLEASE BEPPE COYH
[quote][p][bold]AshenGlow[/bold] wrote: Not all the the performances are going to be glittering. Job done. On to the next.[/p][/quote]spot on especially in the championship, a wins a win wining ugly when you have to is what all good teams have in there locker, 1-0 + clean sheet with 9 changes to team, through to next round. we need to stay in this cup to give squad players who are not getting a start a chance to show what they can do!! on this showing compared to Saturdays same starting eleven for Norwich PLEASE BEPPE COYH hornetsteve
  • Score: 4

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