It’s the first FIFA 20 Verdict of an Easter weekend double-header and we’re back indoors (literally) as we see how it’ll go against the Stags. We should really look back through the post-lockdown results to see if we have enough points on the board to catch Macclesfield or Morecambe. But we a) can’t be arsed to and b) think that’d cause us to be complacent. And we don’t want that. So, let’s see if we can make this Good Friday live up to its name.

 

FIFA 20 Verdict: Boro’ v Mansfield Town

(Can’t see the video? Go to YouTube instead)

If the FIFA 20 Verdict is to be believed (why wouldn’t it be), we’ve been robbed of a big ol’ humdinger of a Good Friday match-up. And it’ll please you to know there’s a new-found confidence about the place; Boro’ dominating the Stags from start to finish. Quite how we found ourselves two goals down midway through the first half we’ll never know.

Maybe it was critical that Kenners bagged one back just before the interval. The Norn Iron man pulled us level midway through the second period too. But we thought we’d ballsed it right up when Cuthbert got sent off. Farman came to our rescue (ours and Boro’s) with the spot-kick save. Elliott List was guilty of wasting a great one-on-one with two minutes to go. But he did force the all-important Joe Riley error in stoppage time for the win.

UTB.

Stevenage – 3 (Kennedy 41, 66; Riley og 90+3; Cuthbert s/o 74)
Mansfield Town – 2 (Charsley 26; Maynard 30)

Team (4-4-1-1): 
Farman — James-Wildin, Soares, Cuthbert, Leesley — Kemp, Carter, Dabo, List — Kennedy — Newton

Subs:
Bastien, Digby (Dabo 82), Carroll, TVC, Nugent, Lakin (Carter 72), CMS (Kemp 69)

Bookings:
Carter

Dismissals:
Cuthbert

Boro’ MOM:
Kennedy – 9.4 / 10

Difficulty:
Legendary

Stay indoors. Save lives. Let our FIFA 20 Verdict protect our League Two status.

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Pete H is the head of the BoroGuide team; helping to keep the show on the road for the best part of two decades – all because of his love of Boro'. He was relatively late to the scene; first rocking up at Broadhall Way during the 1995-6 season. But that's mainly because he was too young to pledge allegiance before then. There have been more than enough highs (Easter Monday '96) and lows (Kettering '02) since then, however, to keep him occupied. Yes, and the 2010 title win...