2000-1

Nationwide Conference

Most Appearances: Paul Armstrong - 47

Top Goalscorer: Neil Illman - 17

Last Updated: 07 April 2021

2000-1

The start of the 2000-1 campaign saw the return of Paul Fairclough as Stevenage boss, with the hope Cloughie could once again weave his Conference-winning magic. The division had moved on in the intervening years, with former League clubs now dropping down. And that meant the challenge had been made just that little bit more difficult for Boro’ to overcome.

There were no shortage of draws as Boro’ cantered into seventh place in the pre-playoff Conference – 18 in fact, with only champions Rushden losing fewer games all season. Meanwhile, Boro’s FA Cup run ended at the first hurdle and FA Trophy hopes ended on penalties – both somewhat surprisingly at home to opposition in the form of Nuneaton and Canvey Island.

It was a season in which Neil Illman topped the scoring charts with a decent 17-goal haul; Darran Hay just behind him on 16 and Adrian Clarke also breaking into double figures. Paul Armstrong, a home-grown graduate, made nearly half a century of appearances, with a fair whack of ’em coming from the bench.

Full 2000-1 Details:

Saturday 19 August 2000

Wednesday 23 August 2000

Saturday 26 August 2000

Monday 28 August 2000

Saturday 02 September 2000

Tuesday 05 September 2000

Saturday 09 September 2000

Monday 11 September 2000

Saturday 16 September 2000

Tuesday 19 September 2000

Saturday 23 September 2000

Tuesday 26 September 2000

Saturday 30 September 2000

Saturday 14 October 2000

Saturday 21 October 2000

Tuesday 24 October 2000

Saturday 28 October 2000

Tuesday 31 October 2000

Saturday 04 November 2000

Saturday 11 November 2000

Saturday 18 November 2000

Saturday 25 November 2000

Saturday 02 December 2000

Saturday 16 December 2000

Friday 22 December 2000

Tuesday 26 December 2000

Monday 01 January 2001

Saturday 06 January 2001

Saturday 13 January 2001

Saturday 27 January 2001

Saturday 03 February 2001

Saturday 10 February 2001

Saturday 17 February 2001

Saturday 24 February 2001

Monday 26 February 2001

Saturday 03 March 2001

Monday 12 March 2001

Tuesday 20 March 2001

Monday 26 March 2001

Saturday 31 March 2001

Monday 02 April 2001

Saturday 07 April 2001

Tuesday 10 April 2001

Monday 16 April 2001

Wednesday 18 April 2001

Saturday 21 April 2001

Monday 23 April 2001

Saturday 28 April 2001

Monday 30 April 2001

Saturday 05 May 2001

2000-1 Boro' Rollcall

Name Pld Gls YC RC US
Paull Abbott 2 (5) 0 0 0 11
Paul Armstrong 27 (20) 9 2 0 0
James Ayres 3 (0) 0 0 0 1
Lee Boylan 1 (0) 0 0 0 0
Darren Bradshaw 9 (0) 0 2 0 4
Mark Bridge 0 (3) 0 0 0 2
Jason Brissett 2 (1) 0 0 0 2
Drewe Broughton 4 (0) 3 1 0 0
Corey Browne 1 (1) 0 0 0 0
Nathan Bunce 28 (1) 1 7 0 1
Adrian Clarke 39 (4) 10 1 1 2
Leon Cort 9 (1) 0 3 0 1
Ryan Crossley 1 (0) 0 0 0 1
Eddie Duah 1 (0) 0 0 0 1
Mark Duckett 0 (2) 0 0 0 2
Wayne Dyer 4 (2) 0 1 0 2
Mark Gibson 1 (0) 0 0 0 0
Mark Graham 9 (1) 1 1 0 2
John Hamsher 21 (0) 1 6 0 0
Ross Harrison 0 (0) 0 0 0 2
James Hasell 0 (0) 0 0 0 1
Darran Hay 30 (3) 16 4 0 2
Danny Hockton 0 (1) 0 1 0 3
Neil Illman 29 (11) 17 4 0 7
John Keister 0 (0) 0 0 0 1
Ryan Kirby 21 (4) 1 3 0 5
Richard Leadbeater 7 (3) 3 1 0 4
Dean Martin 34 (2) 4 1 0 1
Sam McMahon 33 (0) 2 5 1 0
Christian Metcalfe 8 (3) 0 2 1 12
Rob Miller 27 (9) 0 1 0 12
John Morgan 12 (6) 2 3 1 4
Kofi Nyamah 6 (4) 0 0 0 2
Chris Pearson 1 (4) 2 0 0 1
David Phillips 23 (2) 3 2 0 2
Gary Phillips 0 (0) 0 0 0 3
Wesley Randall 0 (1) 0 0 0 0
Stevie Searle 6 (0) 0 0 0 0
Mark Smith 40 (0) 0 5 0 1
Sam Sodje 8 (0) 0 1 1 1
Akpo Sodje 0 (1) 1 0 0 0
Chris Taylor 18 (0) 0 1 0 28
Robin Trott 35 (1) 3 3 1 0
Steve Walters 7 (0) 2 2 1 0
Paul Wilkerson 32 (1) 0 0 0 17
Ben Worrall 1 (0) 0 0 0 1
Gary Wraight 10 (0) 1 2 0 9

 

Key:

  • Apps = Appearances (Substitute Appearances)
  • Gls = Goals Scored
  • YC = Yellow Cards
  • RC = Red Cards
  • US = Unused Subs

2000-1 Nationwide Conference Table

Pl W D L F A GD Pts
Rushden & Diamonds
2Yeovil Town422481183735080
3Dagenham & Redbridge422381171541777
4Southport422091358461269
5Leigh RMI421911126357668
6Telford United42198155151065
7Stevenage Borough421518971611063
8Chester City421614124943662
9Doncaster Rovers421513144743458
10Scarborough421416125654258
11Hereford United4214151360461457
12Boston United4213171274631156
13Nuneaton Borough421315146060054
14Woking421315145257-554
15Dover Athletic421411175456-253
16Forest Green Rovers421115164354-1148
17Northwich Victoria421113184967-1846
18Hayes421210204471-2746
19Morecambe421112196466-245
20Kettering Town421110214662-1643
21Kingstonian42810244773-2634
22Hednesford Town42513244686-4028