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MATCHDAY: Stevenage vs Crystal Palace

23 July 2021

Supporters return to The Lamex Stadium for the first time since December this evening as Alex Revell’s men take on Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace…

Kicking off at 7pm, supporters are encouraged to buy their tickets online in advance of the game from www.borotickets.co.uk.

As well as seeing Boro’s new-look squad for the first time, supporters will also be able to get a glimpse of the new 2021/22 Stevenage FC Home Kit sponsored by Amazon’s Prime Gaming.

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The Broadhall Suite is open from 5pm with both Home & Away fans welcome to soak up the pre-match atmosphere, while the Stevenage FC Club Shop also opens from midday in the West Stand. 

Tickets are available for both home and away fans online from www.borotickets.co.uk, and from 5pm in the North Stand Ticket Office at the following prices:

West Stand (Home) / South Stand (Away)

Due to ongoing maintenance and stewarding levels only the West Stand (home supporters) and South Stand (away supporters) will be open for these fixtures.

Supporters with West Stand tickets numbered 117 to 222 must use Turnstile 21 at the South side of the stadium. This is due to the tunnel area’s Red Zone with strictly no access through for unauthorised personnel. Supporters with West Stand tickets numbered 1 to 108 to use Turnstiles 1-3 as usual.

Those with seats 1-108 will not be able to access a Hot Food Tea Bar, due to the Red Zone Tunnel Area. Any Season Ticket Holders wishing to move towards the south side of the West Stand can do so free of charge my emailing mollyb@stevenagefc.com

Please note, 2021/22 Season Ticket Seats will not be reserved for our pre-season schedule. Wheelchair users are advised to call 01438 223 223 to purchase their match tickets. 

Ahead of arrival at The Lamex Stadium, please take a read of the Club’s 2021/22 Return Of Fans Code of Conduct. Additional entry procedures will be in place, therefore supporters are encouraged to purchase tickets online in advance and arrive early to prevent delays when entering the stadium.

Make sure to follow the Club's Twitter Account for the latest updates throughout the day and subscribe to our Official YouTube Channel for post-match reaction.

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2021/22 Season Tickets are now on sale at www.borotickets.co.uk. Purchase your ticket today and secure your space at The Lamex Stadium.

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Match Reports

Report: Stevenage 1-0 Crystal Palace

23 July 2021

Jim Steele

Stevenage forced to settle for one goal win despite chances aplenty against a youthful Crystal Palace side…

It took until the final quarter of an hour before Stevenage found a way through the resilient Crystal Palace, thanks to an own goal created by Luther James-Wildin.

Alex Revell named a strong starting eleven as Stevenage welcomed fans back to The Lamex for the first time since December 2020.

Joseph Anang started between the sticks behind a back four of Ben Coker, Luke Prosser, Ross Marshall and Luther James-Wildin, while Jake Reeves and Jake Taylor played in the deep midfield role just in front.

James Daly and Jamie Reid were supported up top by Elliot Osborne and a Trialist just behind.

Donning the new Amazon Prime Gaming home kit for the first time, Stevenage started the brighter of the two teams – most notably Luther James-Wildin getting forward from right back.

Ten minutes in, and Palace were down to ten men. Jamie Reid got the better of last man Jake O’Brien, who saw red after pulling down Boro’s new forward. Elliot Osborne had the chance to capitalise on the numerical advantage immediately, only to fire his free-kick straight at Remi Matthews in the Crystal Palace goal.

Down the other end, Jesurun Rak-Skyi weaved his way through into the Stevenage box before taking aim, but Joseph Anang was equal to it easily enough.

As Palace came forward, space was available for Stevenage to counter at pace. James Daly continued to look a threat throughout the entirety of the first half, and almost gave Stevenage the lead when his low driven shot from inside the box was stopped by the feet of Matthews.

It was then Jamie Reid’s turn to go close to giving Stevenage the lead. After latching onto a loose ball on the edge of the area, the ex-Mansfield man blasted his effort just past the post.

Rak-Skyi looked to be Palace’s main danger man, but a last-ditch sliding challenge from Ross Marshall denied the attacker another sight of goal with ten minutes left of the half.

With five minutes before the break, Jamie Reid again had a shot at goal after doing well to make room for himself inside the area, but Matthews was equal to it once again.

Half-time came and the score was level even though the number of players was not.

Palace made a whole host of changes at the break, while Alex Revell decided to stick with the same eleven at the restart.

Stevenage continued to dominate with half chances for Jake Reeves and James Daly, but the young Eagles were defending deep and defending well.

On the hour mark, Jamie Reid had Stevenage’s chance of the game so far. After being played through on goal by a trialist, Reid had only the goalkeeper to beat. A fierce shot to the left hand corner, and somehow the Palace stopper pulled off a magnificent save to keep the score level.

Elliot Osborne and Jamie Reid again had chances to give the hosts the lead, before Alex Revell made eight changes with 25 minutes left to play.

Scott Cuthbert, Terence Vancooten, Chris Lines, Mackye Townsend-West, Yasin Arai and three trialists were introduced as Stevenage kept knocking on the Palace door.

The change almost paid dividends within minutes, after a trialist won a free-kick on the edge of the box – Chris Lines then struck the crossbar from the resulting set piece.

With fifteen minutes to go, Stevenage had their lead – and from the most unlikely of sources. After Luther James-Wildin’s cross fizzed across the face of goal, the Crystal Palace defender could not deal with it and turned the ball into his own net. The newly introduced trialist may take credit after putting in the pressure, regardless the hosts were in front.

Academy graduates Sam Dreyer and Alfie Williams were introduced with ten minutes left as the clocked ticked towards the ninety-minute mark.

The referee blew his whistle as Stevenage earned the win despite the feeling it could have been by more. 

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2021/22 Season Tickets are now on sale at www.borotickets.co.uk. Purchase your ticket today and secure your space at The Lamex Stadium.

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Ticket News

Up Next: Crystal Palace (H)

22 July 2021

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Tickets are on sale for the return of supporters to The Lamex Stadium, as Stevenage host Crystal Palace in the first home pre-season fixture of 2021/22…

Patrick Vieira’s side take on Alex Revell’s men on Friday 23rd July in a 7pm kick-off as pre-season continues ahead of the Sky Bet League Two restart in August. Tickets are available for both home and away fans online from www.borotickets.co.uk at the following prices:

West Stand (Home) / South Stand (Away)

Due to ongoing maintenance and stewarding levels only the West Stand (home supporters) and South Stand (away supporters) will be open for these fixtures.

Please note, 2021/22 Season Ticket Seats will not be reserved for our pre-season schedule.

Wheelchair users are advised to call 01438 223 223 to purchase their match tickets. 

Ahead of arrival at The Lamex Stadium, please take a read of the Club’s 2021/22 Return Of Fans Code of Conduct.

Additional entry procedures will be in place, therefore supporters are encouraged to purchase tickets online in advance and arrive early to prevent delays when entering the stadium.

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2021/22 Season Tickets are now on sale at www.borotickets.co.uk. Purchase your ticket today and secure your space at The Lamex Stadium.

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