Our young left-back latched onto Tom Pett’s pass and swept the ball home from the left side of the box to give Boro an early advantage in Saturday’s home match with Plymouth Argyle.
Chris Whelpdale tapped in a second goal for Teddy Sheringham’s side before the break and, although Craig Tanner reduced the arrears for Plymouth in the second half, Stevenage claimed a 2-1 victory and three precious points in League Two.
Making only his third appearance since linking up with the Hertfordshire outfit at the start of the season, Connor was delighted to open his senior goalscoring account and influence his team’s result at the same time.
“It feels superb getting my first goal, but obviously the win was more important for us so it was a brilliant moment overall,” said the 19-year-old, who has helped Boro take seven points out of a possible nine from their last three matches.
“I think it was just a case of right place, right time for my goal to be fair. The ball broke, I went down the wing, the ball was slipped in to me and I put my chance away so I was delighted!
“We’ve been working on that sort of thing in training quite a bit – pressing high, getting the opponents on the back foot and ourselves on the front foot early on and you saw against Plymouth that it worked so it was a good day all round.”