Stevenage manager Gary Smith called on his side to replicate their scintillating away form on home soil after a convincing 3-1 win at Yeovil.

Goals from Filipe Morais, Lucas Akins and James Dunne handed Boro their sixth league victory on the road this season. An impressive second-half performance at Huish Park maintained the visitors' League One promotion charge - and Smith hopes to see more of the same at the weekend when his side host Preston.

Smith said: "The FA cup game [at Rotherham on Saturday] came at a good time for a couple of reasons, one being to take our mind off the league. We're all really disappointed we've been knocked out of the cup but to get back on track with our league form, which has been fantastic, is really pleasing.

"Three points on the road is not to be scoffed at and this group has done a fantastic job. If we can pull that around a little bit more at home then who knows what is in store for us."

Smith added: "We certainly didn't do ourselves any justice with the ball in the first half, but the second was a completely different picture and once we got the second goal I thought we looked strong.

"Goals do make a difference and mindsets make a difference - when you score you feel confident - and their goal quickly came against us after we had scored. There wasn't enough breathing space and the doubts started to creep in. However, we know the qualities we have got out there and this team is still growing."

Yeovil manager Gary Johnson bemoaned his side's poor second-half showing. "It was a game of two halves for sure," said Johnson, who saw on loan striker Paddy Madden bring his side level with a sixth-minute equaliser.

"We created chances and looked quite strong in the first half and were running the game. However, when Stevenage came out in the second half they put us under more pressure.

"We were aware they were going to do that, but unfortunately there's still too much inexperience in our group for them take it all onboard. We didn't create any goalmouth incidents in the second half to get the crowd behind us and that was really disappointing.

"Now we need to move on to the Hartlepool game on Saturday. We've got to keep going and create more chances over 90 minutes than we did [tonight]."