Stevenage manager Graham Westley insists his side can avoid relegation from Sky Bet League 1 following their 2-0 win against Swindon Town at the Lamex Stadium.

Boro remain bottom of the table, a point adrift of Bristol City, but are now just three points off safety after Lucas Akins and Filipe Morais struck either side of half-time.

"I thought we played well," said Westley. "We're bottom of the league and everyone had written us off but we're not about lying down.

"Togetherness is the key if we can get the group fighting for the same cause. The other aspect is that I picked a side that had won games previously and once we get our best XI on the pitch we're more than a match for anybody.

"If we can get our best side on the pitch and add a bit of strength with one or two then we'll be fine.

"Lucas [Akins] and Francois Zoko have been a good partnership but Lucas has been missing through injury. It's great to see him back and scoring the goal. It's a terrific partnership.

"We dominated the game. We got on the front foot and took the game forward. They didn't really have anywhere to go - they had the odd moment but if you look at the chances I'm sure they were well in our favour."

On-loan Spurs midfielder Alex Pritchard impressed for the visitors and he hit the crossbar on the half-hour mark.

But the 20-year-old was soon involved for the wrong reasons when his misplaced pass was picked up by Akins who fired low past Wes Foderingham from 20 yards for the opener after 38 minutes.

Francois Zoko was then felled by Grant Hall in the box 11 minutes after half-time and Morais slotted home the resulting penalty to earn Stevenage's first league victory since November.

"Our away form is a conundrum," said Swindon boss Mark Cooper. "A few weeks back we tried sitting back and played on the counter and got results.

"The young lads are still learning about senior football and what it means to win and lose. At places like this you have to do the ugly stuff and that's what we need to learn.

"We've had two games where we've performed at a decent level then we come away and make bad decisions and concede sloppy goals.

"That's not us but that's the way it seems it has to be this season while it's still a work in progress.

"We made bad decisions, young Alex has tried to flick the ball on the edge of the box and ended up putting the lad in for the goal. For the second Grant Hall has made the mistake and brought the lad down for the penalty."