How was it for you, then?
To us, it was a ruddy bloody sensation. It won’t matter that we didn’t win any prizes for artistry or achievement. All that does matter are the history books, which will tell folk down the line that Boro’ beat Luton in a classic one-niller and kept their first clean sheet on the road in 362 days. Not that we’ve been given much time to bask in that particularly warm glow…
Stevenage v Yeovil Town: Glovers Entwined
No, it’s time to move on already. It’s not as if the fixture list was so obliging after it gave us a week to dwell on the 5-1 mauling at home to Oxford but ho hum. Yeovil Town are the team up next, rolling into town a week later than planned after our legion of international stars were returned from their jaunts to some of the furthest corners of the globe. Well, Northern Ireland.
And what giddy times we now live in.
If we can somehow contrive to win this one, we’ll actually move up a place in the table on Goals Scored, if not Goal Difference. Imagine that, if you could. The points total that separates us from York City could enter double figures, which means pinching the paddles from the Minstermen and the Daggers as they flail around in Poo Creek. Imagine that too, if you could. What fun!
Up in front of us is a Yeovil Town side that makes the tale of Lazarus look like a cheap magic trick. The last time we met them, it seemed as if a third straight relegation was on the cards. And now, unbeaten in 10 at Huish Park and having recently racked up four wins on the spin, Yeovil are soaring gloriously in 19th position – the highest they’ve found themselves mid-September.
Let’s peruse their league stats, shall we? Obviously, Yeovil aren’t mucking around in our part of the table without good reason – their piss poor away form might have something to do with it. Only Barnet and York have done worse on their travels this term, though both of them left the Lamex with a point. The Glovers, however, are the worst in the division for scoring on the road.
Don’t let it disguise the fact our home form still leaves a lot to be desired – we’ve lost the last three played at our gaff, after all. It makes for an encounter of intrigue and mystery; one that Miss Marple herself would struggle to work out. The bookies’ odds reflect that – the draw is 12/5 and Both Teams To Score is 37/40, while Ben Kennedy is 5/2 to nab his first goal since October.
Nick Kinseley is reffing. That’s not our fault.
And there you have it. If you’re still a bit punch-drunk with glee after Saturday’s win, you’ve got a few hours on Tuesday to shake it off, shake it off. Yeovil are better value for their ticket prices these days and they’ve already cost us the chance of a Cup run. It’s a deliciously winnable proposition for Boro’, but we’ve said that a million times before this season and been shown up for fools.
BoroGuide’s Yeovil Town club profile – this one’s for all the Glovers out there…