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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Stevenage v Forest Green Rovers

20 October 2017

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Everything you need to know...

  • Key Matchday Info...

Check out our First Time Guide, aimed at providing all the vital information for first time home AND away supporters.

Forest Green fans - take a look at our Away Fans section of the website ahead of tomorrow's game.

Tickets are available at advance prices until midnight on Friday at or 5pm on Friday from the club shop.

Matchday tickets are available from the turnstiles or Ticket Office for both Stevenage and Forest Green supporters.

The Broadhall Suite will only be open to both home and away fans from midday.

The Club Shop & Ticket Office are open from midday through until kick-off.

Due to the Circus being in town, please note that there is NO/RESTRICTED parking available in Fairlands Valley car park. Please click here for more details.

Get to the game with our Arriva Shuttle Bus service which runs from the Bus 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.

Any questions or queries? Please let us know and don't hesitate to ask.

  • Onto the game…

Tuesday night’s win over Accrington came as a big boost as Boro gained on a number of teams within the promotion picture - Notts County, Exeter, Newport and of course, Accrington all losing.

Stevenage are six points off top and currently sit in 7th place. A victory on Saturday would see Boro have a better than 50% win ratio through 15 games.

Forest Green had their result of the season on Tuesday night as they their picked up their second win of the campaign - a 1-0 triumph at Coventry City. The game will go down in Forest Green folklore as their first ever EFL away win.

There won't be cartwheels on display in Gloucestershire just yet though - the EFL newbies are in 23rd place and in desperate need of more points if they are to retain their league status.

  • Team news…

After coming off the bench on Tuesday due to fatigue, Danny Newton will be monitored throughout Friday to see whether he is fit enough for a starting place.

The same goes for Ben Kennedy who played through a knock and Luke Wilkinson who missed out due to illness.

Jack King could make his first start of the season if selected after coming on in Tuesday's win.

  • View from both camps...

Stevenage boss, Darren Sarll…

“Forest Green are another side that spend an extortionate amount of money. There are three of their players that we heavily tried to recruit over the past 18 months and they just blew us out of the water.

“You don’t have that type of foundation and not have good players.

“It will be a really difficult game and they were great the other night against Coventry.”

Forest Green boss, Mark Cooper...

"Stevenage like to get in amongst it. They have got some good young players, two good forwards that keep running and the lad up front Godden who scores a lot of goals.” 

“We know their strengths and we’ve got to make sure we look after them.”

  • Previous meetings...

Saturday will be the first game between the two sides since 2010, a 2-0 win home for the Boro thanks to goals from Joel Byrom and Scott Laird.

Stevenage have dominated the fixture across all meetings, W13, D10, L4 with the first match-up coming all the way back in 1998, Carl Alford and Lee Howarth with the goals as Stevenage won 2-1 at the Lawn Ground.

  • 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! 

iFollow subscribers will also be able to access full match highlights along with all the post-match reaction.

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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Match Reports

REPORT: Stevenage 1-2 Forest Green

21 October 2017

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Defeat for Boro...

Stevenage fell to a 2-1 defeat at home to Forest Green Rovers on Saturday as Darren Sarll’s side were unable to hold onto their half-time lead.

Matty Godden’s fifth of the season got Boro up and running in the first half but goals from Reece Brown and Christian Doidge in the second did the business for the visitors.

Darren Sarll named an unchanged line-up from Tuesday night’s win over Accrington and the pattern of the game seemed to become apparent within the opening few minutes.

Stevenage pressing high up the pitch, trying to catch out the opposition who looked to play out from the back at every opportunity.

Marsh Brown had the first real chance of the game as Forest Green sprung the press and broke up the pitch. Despite having a number of options, Brown went for goal from over 20 yards out which Fryer gathered comfortably.

Fitzwater scuffed a decent opening from inside the box moments later but the opposition struggled to create much else throughout the first half.

There were strong shouts for a Stevenage penalty after 15 minutes when Tom Pett appeared to be bundled over by Dale Bennett. Despite the mass appeals, referee Lee Collins waved all protests away.

Boro’s best chance of the game came on 20 minutes as Jonathan Smith headed wide from a Tom Pett corner. Despite being unmarked, the midfield man couldn’t direct the ball on target

With a strong gust in the air, chances were at a premium as both sides battled it out in difficult conditions.

After being flagged offside on a number of occasions throughout the first half (much to the Stevenage fans’ frustration), Godden finally timed it right and made it count just before the break.

Latching onto a lovely ball from Vancooten, Godden bore down on goal with just the keeper to beat and the finish was exactly what we have come to expect– clinically tucked away into the bottom corner.

Kyle Wootton made way for Danny Newton at the start of the second half and Stevenage started it well. Martin unleashing a powerful left footed shot which the keeper managed to get hold of at the second time of asking.

From a corner, Newton saw his header blocked on the line as Boro went in search for what would have been a crucial second goal.

With 58 minutes on the clock, Forest Green struck back. Dale Gorman giving away a free-kick on the edge of the box and Reece Brown punishing the error – bending the ball around the wall and into the bottom corner.

Kennedy came off with a knock soon after and with 20 minutes to go, the visitors went ahead. Doidge heading in the finish touch from a Forest Green move that started deep in their own half.

Just like on Tuesday night, if Boro were to come away with three points it would have to be done the hard way.

Jack King came on for Dale Gorman to add a bit of extra bite to midfield and for the final period of the game, Stevenage threw it all at Forest Green as the visitors looked to protect their lead.

Despite the territory, there was little in clear cut chances for Stevenage as the game drew to a close. Matty Godden saw a great opportunity palmed away in added time but Forest Green were able to hold onto only their second away of the season.

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Don't miss this Saturday's big home game

18 October 2017

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Tickets cheaper when bought in-advance...

Fresh off Tuesday night's dramatic win against Accrington, Stevenage return to the Lamex Stadium on Saturday 21st October (3pm kick-off), to play Forest Green in another crucial Sky Bet League Two clash.

With the team currently in 7th place and only six points off top, it is all to play for as Stevenage look to close the gap and build on a good start to the season.

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

Matchday tickets will also be available on the day of the game from all home turnstiles.

See all prices below...

Ticket Prices:

West/South (Away) Stand - Seating
East/North Terrace - Standing
Under 16:
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Under 12:
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Family of 3 (1 Adult, 2 U16s)
Family of 4 (2 Adults, 2 U16s)

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