Smith: We had no punch
Stevenage manager Gary Smith could not hide his disappointment after seeing his side squeezed out of the League One play-offs.
After a goalless first leg last Friday at Broadhall Way, Blades forward Porter nodded home Matt Lowton's 85th-minute cross to decide the tie after 175 minutes of stalemate. The Hertfordshire club were chasing a third straight promotion after a meteoric rise from the Blue Bet Square Premier Division to npower League One, but found it a bridge too far in South Yorkshire. "It is very disappointing," Smith told Sky Sports. "I thought we'd weathered the storm enough to get to extra-time. But if you look at the sort of desire and passion that my group showed I just wished we could get it to extra-time and maybe take it right to those penalty kicks. "The foundation for a lot of our work was hugely disciplined defending. We frustrated them for good periods, but we just weren't much of a threat at the other end. "In games like that and on occasions like that you have got to threaten your opponents goal and we just didn't do enough."