Rocky Baptiste Player Profile

Debut: Chester City (H, 0-0), 09/08/2003

It was very much a case of Graham Westley finally getting his man; chasing the signing of Rocky Baptiste since arriving at Stevenage in January 2003. The front man became a bit of a national icon thanks to his goal in Farnborough’s 5-1 loss at Arsenal in the 2002-3 FA Cup. He was also scoring regularly for the Hampshire team at that time too. But it had looked as if Southend United would secure his services in summer 2003.

Westley made the move to tie up a free transfer, however; adding another senior striker to the squad. With him were Elding, Battersby and Richards; all competing for places up top on the opening day. Baptiste wouldn’t help his cause by often flattering to deceive in Boro’ colours. After making himself a semi-regular presence up top, goals didn’t come all that easily. Good performances were also at a fair old premium.

He did have one day in the sun, seeing off eventual champions Chester City at the Deva Stadium almost on his own. Such halcyon showings, however, were rarely seen again.

Saturday 09 August 2003

Tuesday 12 August 2003

Saturday 16 August 2003

Saturday 23 August 2003

Monday 25 August 2003

Saturday 30 August 2003

Saturday 06 September 2003

Saturday 13 September 2003

Saturday 20 September 2003

Tuesday 23 September 2003

Saturday 04 October 2003

Saturday 25 October 2003

Tuesday 28 October 2003

Saturday 01 November 2003

Saturday 08 November 2003

Tuesday 11 November 2003

Saturday 22 November 2003

Saturday 29 November 2003

Saturday 06 December 2003

Saturday 13 December 2003

Tuesday 16 December 2003

Saturday 20 December 2003

Friday 26 December 2003

Saturday 03 January 2004

Tuesday 03 February 2004