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Big Match Preview: Forest Green Rovers vs Stevenage

20 September 2019

Stevenage travel to Forest Green Rovers on Saturday 21st September 2019 for a 3pm kick-off...

  • Ticket news...

Tickets for Saturday's match are available from the turnstiles at The New Lawn Stadium at the following Matchday prices:

West Stand Seated

  • Adult: £24
  • Over 65: £19
  • Under 21: £13
  • Under 16: £9
  • Under 11: FREE with an adult ticket

West Stand Standing

  • Adult: £21
  • Over 65: £17
  • Under 21: £11
  • Under 16: £78
  • Under 11: FREE with an adult ticket

Wheelchair/Disabled tickets will be sold at a Concession rate of £18 with a free carer ticket.  

Travel...

The Supporters Association coach is departing The Lamex Stadium at 10am on the day of the game so please arrive with plenty of time to spare in-order to ensure a timely departure. Tickets cost £20 for SA members and £25 for non-members.

To book a seat, please call John Carroll on 01438 814285 after 6pm or visit www.sfcsa.co.uk/home/travel and book online.

  • Onto the game...

Following back-to-back home defeats this past week, Boro are still searching for that elusive first win of the season and face stern opposition in Forest Green Rovers on Saturday. Michael Timlin re-signed with the Club on Friday morning, hoping to add some added bite and tenacity in midfield ahead of the match.

Five wins, two defeats and two draws from their opening nine fixtures with the joint best defensive record in the division shows that Mark Cooper's squad are on their way to another push at promotion in Sky Bet League Two.

For a more detailed look at Saturday's opponents, please click here for the Scouting Report.

  • What they said...

Caretaker boss Mark Sampson believes that the Stevenage squad has all the ingredients to move out of trouble.

“The spirit within this group is outstanding, it really is. They care so much about getting some result and making our supporters proud. They are devastated at the moment that we can’t give them that but it is only us that can turn it around.

“Only through hard work, resilience, determination and desire can we turn this round of result round. I can assure everybody that the players are showing all those qualities in abundance on a daily basis and I have never seen a more determined group to get this team moving forward.

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“That is our complete focus now for Saturday, to be ready for a tough challenge away at Forest Green, to prepare as well as we can, to turn up there with a huge emotional energy and intensity ready to fight for everything we are going to get and those three points.”

For more from Mark Sampson, please click here.

Forest Green Rovers Manager Mark Cooper says that, “You have got to try to win your home games and pick up points on the road. I thought we did enough to win the other night, we played well with the ball but couldn’t find the finish.

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“Stevenage have always been direct, robust and aggressive. Whether that changes under the new management, I’m not certain, so we will have to wait and see”

  • Previous meetings...
Although Boro come out on top in the overall standings between the two sides, with 13 wins compared to Forest Greens seven, it is the Green Devils that have certainly had the better of it in recent times.
 
 
Stevenage are without a win against FGR under Mark Cooper, winless in four meetings with losses in three of those matches. Last time out, Rovers won 2-0 at The Lamex Stadium in a late January clash earlier this calendar year.
  • Officials... 

Referee: Darren Drysdale

Assistant Referee 1: Simon Shaw

Assistant Referee 2: Richard Morris

Fourth Official: Mark Russell

  • Betting...

Stevenage are 3/1 underdogs with league sponsors, Sky Bet whilst Stevenage to win and BTTS has been PRICE BOOSTED from 8/1 to 10/1. If you fancy a flutter this weekend, use our designated link which enables the club to receive a slice of your stake!

Also, don't forget that supporters can now check-in on matchdays, unlock achievements and earn special rewards courtesy of Sky Bet, title sponsors of the EFL. Download the new Sky Bet EFL Rewards app by clicking here. 

  • Online coverage...

Live match commentary will be available for UK iFollow subscribers so make sure you sign up to listen to every game. If you are based outside of the UK & Ireland, you can stream the game LIVE! 

Kick off 19:45 (UK)

Visit the Live Match Centre to access form guides, live text commentary and live access to the match on iFollow

Make sure you are following our Twitter account throughout the day as we bring you the very latest from The New Lawn.

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

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Match Reports

Report: Forest Green Rovers 0-0 Stevenage

21 September 2019

Stevenage put in their performance of the season at Forest Green Rovers on Saturday in a goalless draw that should have been more...

Chances came and went for Sampson’s side across the whole 90 minutes, whilst keeping Cooper’s men in check, but as it often goes when things aren’t going your way, no breakthrough could be found.

Four changes were named from the side that lost 1-0 against Northampton Town on Tuesday as Michael Timlin went straight into the starting XI after re-signing for the Club on Friday, whilst Jason Cowley and Tyler Denton are in to make their first league starts of the season. Arthur Iontton also returns to the team as Mackail-Smith, Newton, List and Husin have to settle for places on the bench.

Considering both sides form heading into the contest, Stevenage got off to a surprisingly confident start to proceedings. Jason Cowley, making his first league start, came inches away from a dream debut, flicking a near-post cross goalwards only to see Thomas get down quickly to make a startling save.

Kennedy tested his sights moments later, taking aim from his favourite shooting position, the right hand side of the edge of the box, but his whipped effort didn’t have quite enough curl and fell wide of the post.

Junior Mondal was first to shoot at goal for the home side, but his low shot from 20 yards was comfortably handled by Farman.

Kurtis Guthrie, returning along with Chris Stokes to his former Club, was at the centre of attention during the early goings, booked early for a late challenge on a FGR defender and then booed every time he touched the ball after then.

It was Boro who were the team on the front-foot throughout the first half though, just frustrated by the inability to turn dominance into goals. Kennedy had another chance from outside the box, this time from a free-kick, as his striker fell just the wrong side of Thomas’ goal.

Guthrie then created a superb opportunity for himself on 35 minutes, picking up the ball from a deep position, getting away from his marker before laying off and receiving a smart one-two and forcing Thomas into yet another fine stop. The ball came back out into the danger area where Cowley was waiting, but a Rovers man was there to turn it behind for a corner.

With the new man in charge has come about a new style of play, which can come with its own teething problems, as demonstrated by Denton’s stray pass across the back that was pounced upon by Aitchinson, whose shot was well defended and blocked to safety.

Before the half was out, Boro had a big penalty appeal turned down as Cowley raced onto Carter’s cushioned header into the space behind, but after appearing to be up-ended by Rawson, referee Darren Drysdale wasn’t interested.

Two substitutes at the break from Forest Green showed that Mark Cooper wasn’t happy with his first half display and things didn’t get much better for his side as Boro continued to push forward and stamp their authority on the match.

Inside the opening 10 minutes of the half, Charlie Carter had a header cleared off the line - in an identical chance to his one against Northampton - before a hectic goal-line scramble in which Stevenage just couldn’t quite turn the ball over the line.

The Green Devils finally began to settle into the match on the hour mark, and started to dictate play and look more of a threat going forward. Despite that, they were unable to create any clear cut opportunities as the match looked to be heading for a stalemate.

Cowley saw another chance go begging on 67 minutes, after Guthrie stole the ball off a covering defender, releasing Cowley into space, but his first time shot flew over the bar.

Boro wrestled back control of the game and had another couple of half chances before the 70th minute mark – Guthrie and Kennedy both getting blocked shots away as the match approached its conclusion.

Sampson saved his substitutes until the final 20 minutes as Kelland Watts was brought on to replace Arthur Iontton, Noor Husin came on for Tyler Denton and Danny Newton swapped places with Jason Cowley.

The second half saw chances come at more of a premium, with the feeling that one goal would decide the game very much in the air. With five minutes left on the clock, Aitchinson would pick up his second yellow card of the match, leaving Forest Green Rovers down to 10 men.

Then, with added time dwindling down, Boro had a golden opporutnity to take all three points as Kennedy broke clear of the defence down the left hand side and with Guthrie to aim at down the middle, the Northern Irishman just failed to pick out his man as the match ended all square.

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Ticket News

Tickets & Travel: Forest Green Rovers

18 September 2019

Stevenage FC are next in action at Forest Green’s New Lawn on Saturday 21st September 2019 for a 3pm kick-off…

Tickets are available in-advance from both the Club Shop and online at borotickets.co.uk at the following prices:

West Stand Seated

  • Adult: £23
  • Over 65: £18
  • Under 21: £12
  • Under 16: £8
  • Under 11: FREE with an adult ticket

West Stand Standing

  • Adult: £20
  • Over 65: £16
  • Under 21: £10
  • Under 16: £7
  • Under 11: FREE with an adult ticket

Wheelchair/Disabled tickets will be sold at a Concession rate of £18 with a free carer ticket.  

If you wish to purchase your tickets on the turnstiles, all prices go up by £1. (Excluding U11s and Carer tickets).

Travel...

The Supporters Association coach is departing The Lamex Stadium at 10am on the day of the game so please arrive with plenty of time to spare in-order to ensure a timely departure. Tickets cost £20 for SA members and £25 for non-members.

To book a seat, please call John Carroll on 01438 814285 after 6pm or visit www.sfcsa.co.uk/home/travel and book online.

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