OUR League Cup
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
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