Club Profile

First Played: 1983-4

Win Rate: 67% (from 12 games)

Last Updated: 06 July 2022

Now, we’ve never met Stansted in a league match. Nor have we played the Blues – or the Airportmen – in the FA Cup, FA Trophy or FA Vase. And yet we have 12 competitive meetings to our name and we’ve only played two other clubs more often in cup competition over the years. So, what’s the craic with this club from the other side of the county? Well, it’s down to the Eastern Floodlit League – a midweek kickabout that we used to be part of. Oh, Saffron Walden and Royston were the other two clubs, if you were wondering.

Boro’ first took part in the Eastern Floodlit League during our United Counties League days. It wasn’t rare for us to put out our strongest team, for understandable reasons. By the time we knocked it on the head in ’92 after going up to the Diadora League Premier Division, we were fielding the yoofs and the stiffs more often than not. And that’s understandable too. In the end, we took 11 cracks at the competition and failed to win it. In six of those, however, we were paired with Stansted at the group stage and oh how the goals flowed…

The 1986-7 season was our most imperious when it comes to our record over Stansted. We racked up hefty wins of 5-2 and 7-1 in what was then called the Knights Floodlit League for corporate reasons – the latter is still our joint-eighth biggest win of all time if you look at it a certain way. In fact, there is no match between Stevenage (Borough) and Stansted on record in which Boro’ failed to score. And if we made it past the one goal, it was always three, four or more. Clean sheets didn’t tend to be a thing for either of us back then.


Stansted: The Facts

Hargrave Park
Cambridge Road, Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, CM24 8BX

01279 812897


Who are Stansted?

Some might allege that Stansted came into existence in 1892. But the club itself points towards the year in which it moves to Green Meadow as the starting point. So, let’s run with 1902. In those early years, they slowly evolved from district football to county level. And, by county, we mean the Herts Senior County League after World War Two. Now, we’re not sure if there was an identity crisis in 1971, but the Blues opted to help found the Essex Senior League. And that was at a time when they’d just started to become competitive on our side of the county line.

Stansted: Record vs Boro'

Pl W D L F A GD Pts* WR%
Overall 12 8 2 2 35 17 18 0 67%
Home 6 4 0 2 21 12 9 0 67%
Away 6 4 2 0 14 5 9 0 67%
League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Cup 12 8 2 2 35 17 18 n/a 67%

* league points only

Stansted: Result-by-Result (Boro' Scoring First)

Tuesday 29 January 1991

Monday 22 October 1990

Monday 14 December 1987

Tuesday 17 November 1987

Monday 24 November 1986

Tuesday 11 November 1986

Wednesday 15 January 1986

Monday 16 December 1985

Tuesday 12 March 1985

Thursday 07 March 1985

Tuesday 28 February 1984

Monday 28 November 1983

No Players

How to get to Stansted – Travel Information – Distance: 24 miles

By Road

Go down the A602 to Ware and north on the A10, before taking the A120 from Standon to Bishop’s Stortford. Once you get to Stortford, take the first exit at the roundabout and stay on the A120. Next, take the first exit at the next roundabout for the B1383.

Continue up the B1383 into the village for about 1.5 miles until the ground is on your left.

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The car park at the Cricket and Football Pitch is quite small. You’ll be able to find other parking options in nearby streets, however.

By Rail


Come out of the station on Station Road and turn left onto Chapel Hill, passing the Kings Arms on your left. Keep going down until you come to the main road (B1383). Here, turn right.

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