Stevenage manager Graham Westley was delighted by his side’s performance as they comfortably beat Chesham United 3-1.
Summer signing Adam Marriott bagged his first hat-trick for the club before Chesham scored a consolation late off.
“We didn’t come here expecting an easy go of it. You know that one of the biggest factors is likely to be the physical factor, as games go on part-time sides are likely to tire, but in pre-season games where you can change 11 players over, big squads of part-time players can keep themselves going,” Westley said speaking to the club’s official website.
“We know the score, we know the script, we know what we’re going to get. Stevenage has recently enough been a non-league club itself so we underestimate nobody. It wasn’t going to be an easy challenge but I thought the boys did well throughout the 90 minutes.”
The 46-year old manager was also impressed with new striker Marriott saying: “Adam was very sharp out there today. He’s growing in strength and growing in confidence and it’s good to see him get into those areas that good goalscorers get into.”
The Hertfordshire club play Championship side Reading at The Lamex, on Tuesday.