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MATT GODDEN INTO THE RECORD BOOKS

PUBLISHED

15:00 9th January 2017

by Dave Toyn

Matt Godden’s hat-trick against Newport secured a big three points at home for Stevenage on Saturday and in the process the striker entered the Boro record books.

Matt became the fastest – and only the third – Boro player to hit 10 league goals in a single season since Stevenage became a Football League club back in 2010.

The summer arrival from Ebbsfleet took just 20 league appearances (19 starts, 1 sub) to reach double-figures, beating Francois Zoko’s record of 22 league appearances (all starts) to register 10 goals back in 2013/14.

Lucas Akins also reached that landmark in 2012/13 in Sky Bet League One, but he took 38 games to get there.

The only other Stevenage player to score 10 goals in a single season is Chris Beardsley in 2011/12, but three of those goals came in cup competitions.

Stevenage players to reach 10 league goals in a single season (since promotion to the Football League)
Matt Godden - Landmark reached in 20 league appearances (2016/17)
Francois Zoko - 22 league appearances (2013/14)
Lucas Akins - 38 league appearances (2012/13)

The next chance to see Matt in action at The Lamex Stadium will be our Sky Bet League 2 game against Grimsby Town on Saturday 28th January. Tickets for this game can be purchased at www.borotickets.co.uk.


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