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Boro face Pompey on Saturday for another notable clash

25 August 2020

Stevenage kick-off their 2020/21 season this Saturday against a familair foe in League One Portsmouth...

Fresh off promotion to the Football League just a few months prior, Boro played their first ever League Cup match against Portsmouth back on 9th August 2010, when the visitors won 2-1 in the first ever meeting between the two sides.

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Since then, Stevenage have enjoyed a superb record against Portsmouth, with five wins and two draws from the subsequent nine matches played.

In the first ever league meeting, Boro triumphed 2-1 on 23rd October 2012 thanks to two goals from Filipe Morais in a memorable Tuesday night clash in Sky Bet League One.

Francois Zoko was the hero two years later, as Stevenage knocked Portsmouth out of the FA Cup with a 2-1 win, on the way to a Fourth Round run which was eventually ended by Everton at The Lamex Stadium.

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Tom Pett scored the only goal of the game in a huge match in April 2015 to help keep the momentum on the way to reaching the Sky Bet League Two Play-Offs.

In the two most recent meetings between the two teams, Boro did the double over Pompey in the 2016/17 season thanks to a 2-1 win at Fratton Park and a 3-0 home win that continues to live long in the memory of Stevenage fans everywhere.

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This Saturday's match will be historic in its own right, as it will be the first time that a season has kicked off with a League Cup tie and will be the first Saturday League Cup match to be available to stream.

With 11 new players available to select from and a rejuventaed feeling spreading through the squad, the 2020/21 season can't come soon enough for Alex Revell and his team.

The weekend's match will be the perfect opportunity to test themselves and set a marker ahead of the league campaign, which kicks-off on September 12th away at Barrow.

Don't miss any of the action with an iFollow Video Match Pass, which will be available to purchase from Tuesday Afternoon.

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