Stevenage manager Steve Evans has praised referee Ben Speedie’s handling of the club’s recent 1-0 controversial victory over Wycombe Wanderers.

Jamie Reid’s 13th goal of the season secured Boro’s first league triumph at Adams Park since December 2011, in a fixture that was overshadowed by contentious moments.

First, Chairboys striker Brandon Hanlan was stretchered off in the first-half with a serious knee injury after tussling with Stevenage captain, Carl Piergianni.

His on-field treatment lasted for 14 minutes with the forward receiving oxygen when leaving the pitch.

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Then, with eight minutes remaining, Luke Leahy sustained a head injury after colliding with teammate Josh Scowen, which resulted in the former suffering a concussion.

Another lengthy stoppage took place in which there was confusion in regard to whether the game would continue due to the severity of Leahy’s injury.

However, after nearly 20 minutes of delays, play resumed with Stevenage holding out for their first win in Buckinghamshire in nearly 12 years.

In the aftermath, there were accusations from the Hertfordshire-based team that Wanderers allegedly tried to get the fixture abandoned - a claim that has been denied by the Chairboys.

Evens told the Comet following the victory at Adams Park: "I don't think I’ve been involved in the game where you've got so many stoppages. 

"Our first thoughts are with Luke Leahy, the boy who came off concussed. That’s always [tough] to see.

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"I said to the referee at the end of the game, I thought it was a tough game for him. 

"There were different scenarios going on over with the Wycombe bench but we let the referee and the match assessor make an informed decision about whether we were extending the game and going on. 

"My players were telling our bench that Wycombe wanted the game abandoned.

"If you’ve got what happened at Leyton Orient a few weeks back and there are people fighting for their lives, then definitely, one million per cent. 

"But I instructed my players and staff to stay away and if the match officials determine the game is to be stopped, then we respect that because it is a tough call."

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The fixture was also marred due to the behaviour of several of the Stevenage fans, who were seen aiming abuse at Leahy whilst he was receiving treatment.

Both he and Hanlan were immediately taken to hospital, but have since been discharged.

Speaking on the incidents on November 11, Bloomfield said: “I’m being accused of trying to get the game abandoned which is 100 per cent not true – I just wanted to know the welfare of my players.

“I was learning about the severity of what was going on.

“I’m the manager of this football club and I need to protect us because it’s my responsibility.

“We will conduct ourselves in the best possible way we can.

“I’m just so sad and upset by what I witnessed today.”

Wycombe will face Stevenage in the league for the return fixture in February.