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AHEAD OF THE GAME both home and away supporters, The Broadhall Suite is your #1 stop for food and drink prior to each home match. All photos by Jim Steele unless otherwise stated

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elcome to the Club’s latest fulledition Interactive Programme… Each week in the ‘Ahead of the Game’ section, we will bring you all the latest news from The Lamex Stadium…

MATCHDAY TIMINGS… Club Shop/Ticket Office: Open from 12pm-8pm Broadhall Suite Bar: Open from 5:30pm-8pm (Home & Away supporters welcome) Hospitality: Open from 6pm Kids’ Zone: Closed for Tuesday evening matches Turnstiles: Open from 6.30pm

TICKET INFO… Tickets for tonight’s match are available at the following prices: • Adults & Concessions: Seated £20, Terrace £15 • U18s: Seated £12, Terrace £8 • U12s: Seated £8, Terrace £5 Supporters can purchase their tickets online or via the Ticket Office but please note, all home supporters will no longer be able to pay by either cash or card direct from the turnstiles. All tickets (Paper or via Phone) must be ready to scan at the Digital Turnstiles upon entry.

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PIE & PINT FOR JUST £5 Make sure you stop by the Broadhall Suite this evening where the Club is holding its “Pie & Pint” offer for just £5. Open from 5:30pm and welcoming Stevenage FC v Southend Utd

SEASON TICKET OFFER The Club is pleased to inform all supporters who attended last Saturday’s home match against Exeter City that they can now receive a discount on their prospective 2019/20 Season Ticket purchase, to the value of their Match Ticket. The Club is offering all supporters who purchased a Match Ticket for Stevenage vs Exeter City on Saturday 10th August 2019, a full refund upon purchasing a 2019/20 Season Ticket, if purchased by 7pm on Tuesday 20th August 2019, ahead of Stevenage’s second home league match of the season vs Bradford City. Please note that this offer can only be redeemed in the Club Shop and proof of ticket purchase for Stevenage vs Exeter City on Saturday 10th August 2019 will be required. www.stevenagefc.com | 3


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ood evening and a warm welcome everyone to The Lamex Stadium for this evening’s Carabao Cup tie against League One Southend United. We were devastated with the late goal we conceded on Saturday in a close game that was looking like a nil-nil written all over it. We started the first half nicely, bright and on the front foot. Their goalkeeper made an excellent save after three minutes to deny Paul Taylor scoring on his debut and to be fair to Exeter, they had the experience required in their team to ride the storm and end up winning a game they had no right to win. They sensed the right moment to score the winner and we didn’t. That’s a moment of learning for us - good teams nick points without necessarily playing well. We got together over the weekend and we took many positives from the performance overall, which was a huge step forward from our first game at Salford. Although we clearly didn’t do enough to win, we certainly didn’t deserve to lose it. That happens in football and we will definitely win points we don’t deserve at points throughout the season – every team does. We were also pleased with the performance of our four home debutants on Saturday. Noor showed his qualities on the ball to make things happen. Soares fought for every first and second ball and kept it simple in possession. Stokesy defended well against a tricky winger and was effective going forward whilst Paul Taylor was the best player on the pitch. I am sure he is going to be a fan’s favourite with the Boro supporters. These boys are still not at a good level Stevenage FC v Southend Utd

physically but once they get fit and gel with the rest of the team, I am sure we will be a force going forward. It is a great chance to bounce back tonight with a performance and a result. Cup success is a fundamental part of our history and we will be going all out to win. Expect us to start fast and fiery with a competitive edge throughout the team. Keep up your support, together let’s post a phenomenal win. Love the game,

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warm welcome to the directors, officials, players and supporters of Southend United. I hope you enjoy your stay with us and have a safe journey home. Our game on Saturday was one of those that you come away from and think ‘that wasn’t the right result’. I’m not saying that we deserved to win because one shot on target in 90 minutes is not going to win many games, but we didn’t deserve to lose in the last minutes of the game. But, what goes around comes around and I’m sure they’ll be games this season that go our way when they perhaps shouldn’t. So – onto the next one and tonight is an important game for us. We’ve not enjoyed a long cup run for a while and we’ve missed the excitement and the income that good cup runs can provide. I’m sure our opponents this evening feel the same way, so it should be a cracking game. Off the pitch we held our breath while we used our automatic turnstiles for Stevenage FC v Southend Utd

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SPOT THE DIFFERENCE Try and spot the 5 differences between these two pictures of Boro Bear.

- Packed lunch for the mascot. - Seated ticket to the match for the mascot, as well as two more complimentary tickets; with the opportunity to purchase more tickets for other family members. - The mascot will receive a Stevenage FC goodie bag - The opportunity to meet Dino Maamria and the team, and visit the changing rooms to collect autographs and pictures of the players. - Warm up beside the players on the famous Lamex pitch with a Foundation coach and meet the Foundation coach at the tunnel at half time who will take you onto the pitch

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ANSWERS: 1: Mouth 2: Badge 3: FC 4: Ball 5: Thumb

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t was just five years ago that Boro entertained Watford in this League Cup clash - a historic first senior competitive meeting between these two Hertfordshire sides. Despite a number of previous encounters in Herts County Cup action the pair had never met at this level and in a close game it was a solitary Lloyd Dyer strike on 52 minutes which proved to be the difference.

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ON THIS DAY Thursday August 13, 1981 Woolwich Trophy Stevenage 0 Hitchin 1 We have gone back in time to the very early 80s for our on this day look back - a period when the fledgling club were really finding their feet. This was the second game in the local pre-season competition which had already seen Boro lose 2-0 to Letchworth GC. There is scant information on the full team against Hitchin although we do know it included Martyn Thompson, Paul Peterson, Peter Gittings and Trevor Metcalfe and sadly Stevenage were to go down 1-0 against the old enemy. The season was the first in the UCL Premier after they had dominated all before them the previous year. This campaign was to be more of a leveller as Boro finished in 12th place for a year of consolidation. Stevenage FC v Southend Utd

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OUR League Cup

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ith a place in the Football League comes the League Cup and Boro begin their 10th season in this competition with a mixed bag of results. Over the past 9 campaigns we have played 11 matches, 7 at home (the first 5 in a row) and 4 away. Here we take a brief tour of all our matches played.

2010: First Round Stevenage 1 Portsmouth 2 In their opening Football League campaign Boro made their debut in the competition in a match where all the action took place in 36 first half minutes. Nadir Ciftci put the cash-strapped visitors ahead but Boro were back on terms when Darren Murphy saw a shot deflected home. Alas Pompey retook the lead when Michael Brown headed past Chris Day and there was to be no leveller.

2011: First Round Stevenage 3 Peterborough 4 A last-gasp extra time penalty saw Posh through in this thriller. Boro levelled a 15th 16 | www.stevenagefc.com

Greg Tansey takes a free kick against Southampton in 2012 minute strike from David Ball when Stacy Long fired in from the edge of the box. Ball scored his second of the game after the break but Michael Bostwick sent the game into extra time. Ex-Boro man George Boyd made it 3-2 but Chris Beardsley levelled for a third time, only for Lee Tomlin to hit the heartbreaking winner from the spot.

2012: First Round Stevenage 3 AFC Wimbledon 1 At last a win in this competition as Stevenage triumphed at a canter. After an own goal from Pim Balkestein and a tapin from James Dunne, the Dons did pull one back from Brendan Kiernan. But Mark Roberts made it 3-1 on the break and there was to be no way back for the visitors.

2012: Second Round Stevenage 1 Southampton 4 A fourth home tie in a row for Stevenage but they fell back to losing ways as they were outclassed by the Saints. Stevenage did dominate in a goalless first half but they were punished after the break when Tadanari Lee, Billy Sharp and Jason Puncheon all netted. Michael Thalassitis did pull one back for Boro but Ben Reeves finished the scoring. Stevenage FC v Southend Utd


2013: First Round Stevenage 2 Ipswich 0 Five home ties in a row and another First Round success as League One Boro beat the Championship side. After a goalless first half Filipe Morais drilled home from the penalty spot and the upset was sealed with 14 minutes to go when Jordan Burrow struck.

Everton 2 Stevenage 1 Remarkably it took six goes to play away in the competition and this proved to be a classic for Boro fans. After a hectic opening Boro went ahead when Luke Freeman poked home on 36 minutes but it was 1-1 at the break after Gerard Deulofeu scored. Following a battling second half Boro matched their hosts and the game went to extra-time. Marouane Fellaini, in the thick of transfer speculation about a move to Manchester United, was brought off the bench and he denied almost certain penalties when he netted the winner with just five minutes to go.

2016: Second Round Stevenage 0 Stoke City 4 Potters manager Mark Hughes brought a strong side to Stevenage and the class told as the Premiership side won with a brace either side of the break. Peter Crouch and Phil Bardsley netted before the interval before Crouch stole the show in the second half with a double to complete his hat-trick. Luke Chambers and Dean Parrett at Portman Road 2015

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2013: Second Round

Championship side. After a goalless first half, Stevenage reached the second round for the third time courtesy of a strike on 53 minutes from Ben Kennedy.

2014: First Round Stevenage 0 Watford 1 Back home again and a first ever senior clash with Hertfordshire rivals Watford. Alas it was to be the Hornets who would claim the local bragging rights in a close encounter which was settled by a Lloyd Dyer strike on 52 minutes.

2015: First Round Ipswich 2 Stevenage 1 Drawn away for the first time, Stevenage were hoping for a repeat of their success over Ipswich two years previously and they made a great start when a Christophe Berra own goal on 34 minutes put them ahead. But it was to be a disappointing night for Teddy Sheringham’s men as second half goals from Josh Yorwerth and Jay Tabb proved enough.

2016: First Round Ipswich 0 Stevenage 1 Amazingly Stevenage were drawn away to Ipswich yet again and under the management of Darren Sarll they made it two wins from three against the Stevenage FC v Southend Utd

2017: First Round Millwall 2 Stevenage 0 Stevenage made the visit to the Championship side knowing they would be in for a tough battle and so it proved as in front of 3,096 at The Den it was a second half brace from Tom Elliott which proved to be decisive.

2018: First Round Norwich 3 Stevenage 1 Stevenage were drawn against another East Anglian giant when they made the trip to Norwich and came close to taking the Canaries all the way. Although Marco Stiepermann put the home side ahead, a stunning free-kick from James Ball was enough to bring Stevenage level. Sadly stubborn resistance from the visitors was broken on 83 minutes when Christoph Zimmermann netted and Teemu Pukki made sure with another a minute from time. www.stevenagefc.com | 17


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Car: Audi A1 Football shirt you owned: An Arsenal shirt with Thierry Henry on the back Celeb Crush: Zendaya Footballer you idolised: Thierry Henry Music you owned: 21 Seconds – So Solid Crew Overnight roommate: Luke Wade-Slater Thing you do when you get home from training: Eat

Thing you watched on TV: Match of the Day Thing you bought: Pair of Shoes Football Match you went to: Staines Town last week Thing you ate: Shepherds Pie Time you lost your temper: Last week in training with Danny Newton Good deed: Took loads of old football boots to Guyana for the local kids Goal you scored: Earlier today in training Song you listened to: Beyonce - Already

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TOP 3s… Career Moments: Signing with Stevenage Football Club, Making my league debut & Signing a new contract Takeaways: Chicken and Chips, Chinese, Indian Players of All Time: Ronaldinho, Lionel Messi, Thierry Henry Players you have played with: Neil Dans, Ronnie Henry, Cory Hall Stadiums you have played in: St Mary’s Stadium, First Energy Stadium & The Lamex Stadium TV Shows: Love Island, Fresh Prince of Bel Air & How to Get Away with Murder Films: Rush Hour, Like Mike, Law Abiding Citizen Books: The Chimp Paradox, Rich Dad Poor Dad, Sports: Football, Basketball, Table Tennis Musical Artists: Meek Mill, Drake, Tory Lanez Meals: Cheesy Pizza, Grandma’s Curry Goat & Rise, Cake & Custard Countries to visit: USA, Bali, Hong Kong Breakfast Items: Crunch Nut, Frosties, Scrambled Egg on Toast Desserts: Cake & Custard - any Cake – any Custard! Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Cheesecake Apps: Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube Fruits: Grapes, Banana, Pears Items you take everywhere: Wallet, Phone, Keys

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elcome back to all the Stevenage FC Fans to what we hope will be a great performance from our senior side under the Lamex floodlights this evening. The Academy season is now up and running and there has been lots going at Shephalbury recently. Most immediately I’d like to congratulate Alex Revell and Ronnie Henry on collecting their first three points in the Youth Alliance League. The Youth Team saw off Gillingham at Bragbury End at the weekend 1-0 thanks to a well-deserved goal from left wing back Cadell Fraser-Robinson. Meanwhile back at Shephalbury our under 16 side provided spectators with a thrilling game against Gillingham coming back from 5-3 down with only minutes remaining to draw 5-5. Fin Johnson with a hat-trick in the season opener. On to coaching, we have no fewer than 9 Academy coaches enrolled on FA courses this coming season. 4 UEFA A Licence, 3 Advanced Youth Award learners and 2 coaches in the final stages of completing their UEFA B licence. In September we will be hosting a Hertfordshire FA CPD event for level 2 and 3 (UEFA B) coaches. Focusing on how our youth team are being developed at Shephalbury Sports Academy. More details will hopefully be released for all those interested on the club’s social streams in the coming days. Ieuan Lewis our Youth Development Phase lead coach is now the holder of his second level 4 FA coaching qualification (now holding the Advanced Youth Award for U12-U16 player along with the UEFA A licence). Ieuan works with a very special group of players in our Academy and is responsible for linking the younger ages (U9-U12 led by Jimmy Martin) to Stevenage FC v Southend Utd

the older players (who are coached by Revs and Ronnie). The skills required to create such a bridge are vital for our Academy. We received compensation from a Premier League club for one player in this phase last year but want to press on and create more pathways for these young players to play in our youth team and then eventually our senior side. Ieuan is part of a joinedup process that exposes players to the right game at the right time in the right position! This involves the senior side and like last season, recently a 14-year-old player took part in training with some of our senior players. We started three U16 players in the Youth Team opener on Saturday along with introducing the previously mentioned 14-year-old from the bench later in the game! I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank Glenn Quirke (Academy Operations Manager) who sadly, is soon leaving the club to explore a new and exciting vocation within football. Glenn has been with the club since 2012 and behind the scenes has been an integral part of the Academy’s success. Back to tonight, good luck to Dino his staff and all the players. Enjoy the game

Stephen Payne Head of Coaching

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FOUNDATION Foundation Golf Day Returns Inspired by the historic Tiger Woods comeback at Augusta, Stevenage FC Foundation are announcing their own comeback with the return of their charity golf day in partnership with Mill Green Golf Club in Welwyn Garden City on Wednesday 18th September. The fundraiser is being supported by Stevenage FC players and staff who will be involved in the day. With 54 spaces available to the general public, businesses or other organisations. Entries can be made as individuals or in teams of three starting at just £45 per player which will include breakfast on arrival at 11:30am and a one course meal after the round where the SFC Foundation Golf Day Trophy will be presented to the winners. TO BOOK ONLINE CLICK HERE or for more information please call the Foundation office on 01438 223223 or alternatively you can email event coordinator Bob Makin at rcmakin6@ gmail.com

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WHY THIS CHARITY GOLF DAY The Stevenage FC Foundation Charity Golf Day is being supported by Stevenage FC and its players. As a result each 3 ball taking part in the day will receive an extra golfer in form of the Stevenage FC first team player or member of staff. This year’s event aims to raise money to support our Community Kitchen project, providing families with the chance to make meal times fun again and learn vital life skills. To find out more about the Foundation’s Community Kitchen project, please click here

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WOMEN MEET SOME OF OUR NEW SIGNINGS Highly rated Goalkeeper, Téa Oldroyd joins us from Garston Ladies. Téa has made several first team appearances already this pre-season and we’re all very excited to have Téa in the squad. The club welcomes Lisa Nixon from Luton Town Ladies. Lisa is a very technical centre midfielder who will bring a wealth of experience. Lisa has played twice already this season and we’re looking forward to seeing her in action throughout the season.

Goalkeeper Libby Trueman signs from Watford FC Girls. Libby is a young keeper who has great potential and will join up with the Development squad for the season. Welcome to the club, Libby! Tricky winger, Sofia Carpenter signs for us from Ashford Ladies FC. Sofia, who made several appearances at the end of last season is a pacey and skilful winger who will add flair to the side.

The club are delighted to announce that forward, Jenny Nagle has signed from AFC Wimbledon. Jenny has scored twice already in pre-season and will be a great asset to the team.

Mickie Palfreman has signed from Spurs Women. A strong, young defender, Mickie will join the Development team this season.

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SUPPORTERS ASSOCIATION

LATEST NEWS WELCOME So, a big “Boro” welcome to the fans and supporters of Southend United here this evening. It’s been quite a while since we last played The Shrimpers here at Stevenage, so no doubt their fans will look around and “like what we’ve done with the place”. A personal welcome from me to Paul Fitzgerald (chair of the Shrimpers Trust) and the rest of his hard working committee.

SA Membership now open Membership application for the 2019-20 season is now open. There are various ways in which you can join. Forms are available on match days from the manned SA points around the stadium, and they’re also available from the club shop. You can join on-line too via the SA’s website, which is: www.sfcsa.co.uk Membership costs just £15 for adults and £10 for seniors, unemployed and disabled people. Students & under 18’s is £10 and family memberships are available at £30.

Benefits of membership include: • Reduced travel to away fixtures • Free match-day ticket draw • 10% discount on club merchandise (except “sale” items) Stevenage FC v Southend Utd

• Priority ticket allocation for cup games • Discounts at selected retailers right across the town • Free commemorative pin badge marking the SA’s 25th anniversary

Away Travel The Boro buses to Leyton Orient this Saturday depart The Lamex at 12:00 mid-day. Cost is just £10 for members and £15 for non-members. You can either book on-line via the SA’s website, or phone John Carroll (after 6:00pm) on 01438 814285.

Baby Boro The Supporters’ Association understands and values the notion of Stevenage FC as a community and family club. In recognition of this, I would like to invite you to enrol your new son/daughter as a member of “Baby Boro”. At absolutely no cost to you, your child will enjoy associate membership up to and including their 5th birthday. Download an application form off the SA’s website for more details.

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WELCOME

this Southend team was a goalkeeper who was told he was too short when he was at Southampton and then released by Southend, before returning to the club. Darryl Flahavan made two astonishing saves from Ronaldo to deny United at the end of the first half and then again in the second. Of course, the game is remembered more so for Eastwood’s winning goal, a sumptuous free-kick in the 27th minute.

League Cup History

Easily the most memorable game in the League Cup for Southend was the Fourth Round giant killing of Manchester United in 2006, sending the Blues to the Quarter Finals of the competition and the furthest the club had progressed in their history. Man United’s starting eleven consisted of 10 internationals with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Darren Fletcher and many more high profile names. Going toe-to-toe with them were Freddy Eastwood, Kevin Maher and Mark Gower. But the star of

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Man United threatened Southend’s goal for large portions of the game but Eastwood’s strike proved enough at Roots Hall for the then Championship side to go through to the last eight and set up another huge encounter that Southend fans would be able to savour, whatever the result. Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane were the challengers this time, and if it wasn’t for a controversial Jermain Defoe extra-time goal five minutes from the end, Blues fans could conceivably be talking of another giant killing. They battled hard all game and were able to take the Premier League club all the way to the 115th minute, after another great performance from Flahavan, but a marginally offside Defoe denied Steve Tilson’s charges a penalty shoot-out, which was the least they deserved on the night. Stevenage FC v Southend Utd


Freddy Eastwood’s match winning free kick

SHRIMPERS SEASON START The current manager of Southend United is Kevin Bond who took over the role initially for the remaining six games of the 2018/19 season with the Essex side in trouble at foot of the League One standings. Bond was then appointed manager on a permanent basis in May after keeping the team up on the last day of the season. The Roots Hall outfit will be hoping to avoid another season like the last which was littered with crucial injuries throughout the squad. Sam Barratt, Tom Hopper and Lewis Gard all suffered season-ending injuries, while Harry Kyprianou ruptured his Achilles in late November. Harry Lennon, Jason Demetriou and Luke Hyam also spent large spells out throughout the campaign. Stevenage FC v Southend Utd

It all meant the hopes of pushing for promotion quickly turned to battling for survival, but having achieved that in the most dramatic of circumstances, with Humphrys the masked hero scoring an 87th minute winner against Sunderland on the final day of last season, they’ll quickly forget about all that went before them coming into this season. So far in the summer Bond has brought in six new signings to bolster the squad. Prolific non-league striker Brandon Goodship, Australian International captain Mark Milligan, Dundee’s player of the season Nathan Ralph, Irishmen Joe Shaughnessy, full-back Andre Blackman and League Cup winner in 2011 Liam Ridgewell have all come in so far. Southend have had a difficult start losing both of their League One games, they fell one nil in the season opener against Coventry City in a game played at Birmingham and suffered a 3-1 reverse on Saturday at home to Blackpool. www.stevenagefc.com | 29


FIXTURES & RESULTS 2019/20 DATE

OPPONENT

RESULT

BORO SCORERS

AUGUST 2019 Sat Aug 03 Salford City

2-0

Sat Aug 10

0-1

Exeter City

Tue Aug 13 Southend United Sat Aug 17

Leyton Orient

Tue Aug 20 Bradford City Sat Aug 24 Mansfield Town Sat Aug 31

Macclesfield Town

SEPTEMBER 2019 Tue Sep 03 MK Dons Sat Sep 07 Cheltenham Town Sat Sep 14

Carlisle United

Tue Sep 17

Northampton Town

Sat Sep 21

Forest Green Rovers

Sat Sep 28

Cambridge United

OCTOBER 2019 Sat Oct 05 Colchester United Tue Oct 08 Wycombe Wanderers Sat Oct 12

Grimsby Town

Sat Oct 19

Port Vale

APPEARANCES Paul Farman......................................................................... 2 Luther James-Wildin..................................................... 2 Christopher Stokes...................................................... 2 Scott Cuthbert................................................................. 2 Thomas Soares.................................................................. 2 Emmanuel Sonupe........................................................... 2 Terence Vancooten...................................................... 2 Arthur Iontton................................................................ 2 Noor Husin.......................................................................1 (1) Dean Parrett.................................................................1 (1) Daniel Newton.............................................................1 (1) Paul Taylor.....................................................................1 (1) Kurtis Guthrie...............................................................1 (1) Jamie Fielding....................................................................... 1 JASON COWLEY..................................................................(1) (Sub appearances in brackets)

League Table

P

W

D

L

Morecambe

1

Plymouth Argyle

2

2

0

0

4

6

Tue Oct 29 Fulham U21

2

Swindon Town

2

2

0

0

3

6

Tue Oct 22 Swindon Town Sat Oct 26

NOVEMBER 2019

GD Pts

Sat Nov 02 Scunthorpe United

3

Exeter City

2

2

0

0

2

6

Sat Nov 16

4

Grimsby Town

2

1

1

0

2

4

Oldham Athletic

Sat Nov 23 Walsall

5

Forest Green Rovers

2

1

1

0

1

4

Sat Dec 07 Crawley Town

6

Walsall

2

1

1

0

1

4

Sat Dec 14

Newport County

Sat Dec 21

Crewe Alexandra

7

Cheltenham Town

2

1

0

1

2

3

DECEMBER 2019

Thu Dec 26 Forest Green Rovers

8

Macclesfield Town

2

1

0

1

2

3

Sun Dec 29 Plymouth Argyle

9

Crawley Town

2

1

0

1

1

3

10 Carlisle United

2

1

0

1

0

3

11

Salford City

2

1

0

1

0

3

12

Crewe Alexandra

2

1

0

1

-2

3

Leyton Orient

2

1

0

1

-2

3

2

0

2

0

0

2

JANUARY 2020 Wed Jan 01 Northampton Town Sat Jan 04

Colchester United

Sat Jan 11

Port Vale

Sat Jan 18

Cambridge United

Sat Jan 25

Plymouth Argyle

13

Tue Jan 28

Grimsby Town

14 Mansfield Town

FEBRUARY 2020 Sat Feb 01

15

Leyton Orient

Sat Feb 08 Exeter City Tue Feb 11

Bradford City

Sat Feb 15

Salford City

Sat Feb 22

Crawley Town

Sat Feb 29

Walsall

MARCH 2020

2

0

2

0

0

2

16 Port Vale

Newport County

2

0

2

0

0

2

17

Bradford City

2

0

2

0

0

2

18

Cambridge United

2

0

2

0

0

2

19 Colchester United

2

0

1

1

-1

1

Sat Mar 07

Crewe Alexandra

20 Northampton Town

2

0

1

1

-1

1

Sat Mar 14

Newport County

Tue Mar 17

Swindon Town

21

Morecambe

2

0

1

1

-2

1

Sat Mar 21

Morecambe

22 Oldham Athletic

2

0

0

2

-2

0

Sat Mar 28

Scunthorpe United

23 Stevenage

2

0

0

2

-3

0

24 Scunthorpe United

2

0

0

2

-5

0

APRIL 2020 Sat Apr 04 Oldham Athletic Fri Apr 10

Mansfield Town

Mon Apr 13 Macclesfield Town Sat Apr 18

Cheltenham Town

Sat Apr 25

Carlisle United

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Sportsman’s Dinner We are delighted to announce that our next Sportsman’s Dinner will be held in the Broadhall Suite on Friday 20th September, with the guest speaker being Ian Holloway. Ian Holloway He’ll be ably supported on the night by TV and radio presenter and general football nut, Mark Clemmit. With almost 600 first team games to his credit, and just under 1000 games as a Manager, Ian certainly knows his football and his charm and wit has seen him make many TV appearances, he currently makes regular guest appearances Mark Clemmit on Alan Brazil’s Sports Breakfast show on Talk Sport. He has some fantastic stories to tell, and he’ll tell them in a way that will have you totally enthralled. As usual, we’ll be serving a traditional three course dinner, expertly prepared in-house by our resident Chef, Tony Start. Tables of 10 are available at £600 with individual tickets also available at £65. Space in the Broadhall Suite is limited so please book early, either by emailing Clive Abrey at clivea@stevenagefc.com or by calling him on 01438 223223.

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