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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Stevenage face Grimsby in Matchday 3

18 August 2017

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Mariners visit the Lamex for second home game of the campaign…

Key Matchday Info...

  • Advance priced tickets are available until 5pm on Friday in the club shop, or midnight at borotickets.co.uk. Tickets will also be available at matchday prices on the turnstiles for home fans ONLY.
  • GTFC supporters should be aware that there will be NO cash entry on the turnstiles. Turnstile entry will be ticket only and it is advised that fans purchase in-advance. Grimsby Supporters will also be able to buy tickets from the Matchday Ticket Office.
  • Can all West Stand regulars please note that Turnstile 21 (South entry to the West Stand) will be open to Grimsby supporters ONLY.
  • At the request of police, the Broadhall Suite will only be open to Stevenage supporters for this weekend's fixture against Grimsby Town. Fans will need either a Match Ticket, Season Ticket or SA membership card to gain entry.
  • The Club Shop & Ticket Office are open from midday on Saturday.
  • Free parking is available across the A602 in Fairlands Valley car park. Please note not to park in the nearby retail parks.
  • Use our Arriva Shuttle Bus service which runs from the Bus Station and Railway Station to The Lamex Stadium for just £1.50 return.
  • The bus leaves the stations at 12:54, 13:19, 13:44, 14:09 & 14:34 before the game and then at 16:40, 17:00, 17:20 & 17:45 from the stadium.

Onto the game…

Two games, two draws. It has been a solid if frustrating start for the Super Boro despite being unbeaten at this early stage. The main source of that frustration coming from the opening day at home to Newport, where a commanding 3-1 lead was relinquished.

The point at Colchester was in contrast – an improved performance that would have been worthy of a win which means the players should be heading into tomorrow’s game with confidence.

Grimsby have three points after two games thanks to a brilliant 3-1 win at Chesterfield on the opening day. Defeat at home to Coventry last weekend was headlined by a bizarre incident which lead to the opening Sky Blues goal and Russell Slade furious with the referee.

Team news…

The boss will have welcome selection headaches for Saturday as Jack King remains the lone injury concern as he continues to work back from a groin strain. Ben Kennedy made his first appearance of the season last weekend so is likely to be involved again whilst Matty Godden is edging closer to full fitness and 90 minutes.

View from both camps...

Stevenage boss, Darren Sarll

“I saw a progression from Newport to Millwall to Colchester. Hopefully this Saturday will be the day the winning mechanic takes place.

“He (Russell Slade) has managed some massive football clubs. Grimsby will be a good side in the shape that Russell always produces his sides. They will want to pass the football; they will try and play in between the lines, they will all have good movement in terms of their rotation in the attacking side.”

Grimsby boss, Russell Slade

"They are a good strong side and particularly so at home. They will press us, make life difficult for us, and I think he has made some good signings. “

“They’ve got a boy, Newton, who they took from non-league Tamworth, a left-footed striker, who looks lively and capable. In midfield they will be solid and steady away. At the back they’ve got Luke Wilkinson who is a big, strong central defender. And they’ve got threats going forward - there’s no doubt about that.” 

Previous meetings...

Stevenage and Grimsby have only met twice before, both coming last season. After a humbling 5-2 defeat at Blundell Park this time last year, Boro got their revenge at the Lamex in January with a comprehensive 2-0 win.

Can’t make it to The Lamex?

Live match commentary will be available for this game so make sure you subscribe to the new Stevenage iFollow service. If you are based outside of the UK & Ireland, you can stream the game LIVE! 

Always stay locked into our Twitter feed on a matchday - it is the #1 place for all the latest from the Lamex.

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REPORT: Stevenage pick up first win of the season

19 August 2017

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Three goals see off ten man Grimsby...

Stevenage picked up their first Sky Bet League Two win of the season thanks to goals from Newton, Smith and Kennedy. The win means Stevenage remain unbeaten through the first few games of the campaign.

For our second home league game of the season, Darren Sarll made one change from the side who drew at Colchester. Tom Pett came in for Harry Beautyman, whilst Matt Godden and Danny Newton continued their strike partnership up top.

Within the first five minutes Boro had the first chance of the game. It was none other than Ronnie Henry who found himself driving towards goal from the right, before dragging his shot agonisingly wide of the far post.

Stevenage were dominating the first quarter of an hour. Brilliant build up play from Pett just outside the box, before dummying a pass through to Samuel. The Welshman’s shot was blocked, before the resulting corner met Franks’ head who unfortunately couldn't convert. 

Just before the half hour, a Luke Summerfield free kick from the edge of the box had Stevenage hearts in mouths. Joe Fryer looked to have saved comfortably before spilling the ball onto the post, the young keeper managing to grab ahold of the ball before it crossed the line. 

The hosts gave themselves a deserved lead on 36 minutes through Danny Newton. The boisterous striker with a brilliant piece of skill inside the box to score a wonderfully finished lob over the Grimsby goalkeeper. Boro were looking confident and likely to score another. 

A minute before half time, Jonathan Smith doubled Stevenage’s tally, scoring on his home debut. A loose ball in the box led to Smith finding himself in the right place at the right time, as the midfielder poked home into the bottom right. 

The second half started as the first left off, with Stevenage in control of the game and looking comfortable with the ball at feet. Grimsby’s frustration was becoming increasingly apparent, and was proven just before the hour mark. The Mariners’ number ten Sam Jones saw red after an elbow in the penalty area. 

Matters were made worse for Grimsby only a few minutes later. Substitution Ben Kennedy entered the field and immediately made an impact. Picking the ball up from the right, the forward jinking past a number of defenders before finding the net with a calm, finessed finish into the far corner. 

The visitors pulled one back with 10 minutes to go, but Stevenage continued to control the ball and saw the game out to finish 3-1. A first three points of the season for Boro. 

Starting XI: Fryer, Henry, Wilkinson, Franks, Martin, Samuel (Kennedy 59), Gorman, Smith (Conlon 79), Pett, Godden (McKee 79), Newton.

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COMING UP: Don't miss Saturday's game at home to Grimsby

16 August 2017

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Save money and buy your tickets ahead of next Saturday...

Stevenage return to the Lamex Stadium on Saturday 19th August and will be looking to post a first home win after opening up the season unbeaten with two draws.

Save money by purchasing your tickets in-advance either from borotickets.co.uk, 01438 223223 or the club shop.

Tickets will also be available on the day and it's not too late to buy a Season Ticket - still great value for 22 games.

Ticket Prices:

West/South (Away) Stand - Seating
Advance:
Matchday:
East/North Terrace - Standing
Advance:
Matchday:
Adult:
£21
£24
Adult:
£17
£20
Concession:
£18
£21
Concession:
£15
£18
16-21:
£13
£16
16-21:
£10
£12
Under 16:
£9
£12
Under 16:
£5
£8
Under 12:
£7
£10
Under 12:
£3
£6
Family of 3 (1 Adult, 2 U16s)
£35
N/A
 
 
 
Family of 4 (2 Adults, 2 U16s)
£50
N/A
 
 
 

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