Stevenage: 2008-9 Season Details

The 2008-9 campaign ushered in the second coming of Graham Westley as Boro’ manager; not that it was a universally popular call at the time. Our opening games did little to help that either. That said, our fortunes picked up and (unsurprisingly) so did the mood. It’s amazing what climbing the table can do, isn’t it?

Not only did we win 10 games on the spin in January and February, we went a record 24 matches unbeaten between December and April. At the business end of the campaign, it was looking good for Boro’.

A last day defeat at Mansfield Town didn’t stop Boro’ making the playoffs. After the first leg of our semi-final against Cambridge, things were looking good. A horror show of a second leg, however, and the promotion dream was over for another season.

In the FA Trophy, meanwhile, some solace; Graham Westley doing what Mark Stimson had done two years before and ensuring we didn’t finish the campaign empty-handed.  It also proved to be Steve Morison‘s last game in Boro’s red and white.

Full 2008-9 Details:

Most Appearances: Scott Laird - 54
Top Goalscorer: Steve Morison – 32

Saturday 09 August 2008

Tuesday 12 August 2008

Saturday 16 August 2008

Saturday 23 August 2008

Monday 25 August 2008

Saturday 30 August 2008

Tuesday 02 September 2008

Saturday 06 September 2008

Saturday 13 September 2008

Saturday 20 September 2008

Thursday 25 September 2008

Sunday 28 September 2008

Saturday 04 October 2008

Tuesday 07 October 2008

Sunday 12 October 2008

Saturday 18 October 2008

Saturday 25 October 2008

Wednesday 29 October 2008

Saturday 01 November 2008

Wednesday 05 November 2008

Saturday 08 November 2008

Saturday 15 November 2008

Tuesday 18 November 2008

Saturday 22 November 2008

Saturday 29 November 2008

Tuesday 02 December 2008

Saturday 06 December 2008

Tuesday 09 December 2008

Saturday 13 December 2008

Saturday 20 December 2008

Friday 26 December 2008

Sunday 28 December 2008

Thursday 01 January 2009

Saturday 03 January 2009

Tuesday 13 January 2009

Saturday 17 January 2009

Saturday 24 January 2009

Tuesday 27 January 2009

Saturday 31 January 2009

Saturday 14 February 2009

Saturday 21 February 2009

Tuesday 24 February 2009

Saturday 28 February 2009

Tuesday 03 March 2009

Saturday 07 March 2009

Saturday 14 March 2009

Saturday 21 March 2009

Tuesday 24 March 2009

Saturday 28 March 2009

Tuesday 31 March 2009

Saturday 04 April 2009

Tuesday 07 April 2009

Saturday 11 April 2009

Monday 13 April 2009

Saturday 18 April 2009

Tuesday 21 April 2009

Saturday 25 April 2009

Thursday 30 April 2009

Monday 04 May 2009

Saturday 09 May 2009

2008-9 Boro' Rollcall

Sort Players By:

 

Pld Gls YC RC US
Mark Albrighton31 (7)1 9010
Jerome Anderson0 (9)0 002
Jon Ashton12 (1)0 200
Harry Atkins0 (0)0 001
Ashley Bayes8 (1)0 0049
Tommy Black4 (4)0 001
Michael Bostwick52 (0)3 903
Lee Boylan35 (7)14 101
Jack Bradshaw0 (0)0 001
David Bridges20 (1)6 300
George Brinkman0 (0)0 001
Elliot Buchanan0 (1)0 000
Zak Burke1 (0)0 000
Tyrone Cazaubon0 (1)0 000
Iyseden Christie2 (1)0 002
Mitchell Cole42 (8)14 110
Chris Day52 (0)0 101
Andy Drury36 (2)8 300
Jorden Gibson0 (0)0 001
Ronnie Henry48 (1)0 310
Michael Jordan0 (0)0 005
Dayo Junaid0 (0)0 001
Scott Laird53 (1)3 714
Dino Maamria0 (1)0 001
John Martin13 (0)0 103
Liam McDevitt1 (0)0 002
Daryl McMahon14 (2)1 100
Junior Mendes4 (4)1 003
Gary Mills26 (12)0 606
Steve Morison52 (1)32 410
Darren Murphy17 (3)1 421
Chris Nurse0 (2)0 001
Eddie Odhiambo12 (9)1 103
Luke Oliver21 (5)0 308
Jordan Parkes1 (0)0 002
Mark Roberts34 (0)5 310
Steve Smith0 (0)0 001
Kieron St Aimie1 (1)0 001
Theo Swaine0 (0)0 001
Anthony Thomas8 (7)1 106
Ed Upson0 (1)0 001
Peter Vincenti14 (20)4 0013
Calum Willock14 (23)7 1013
Lawrie Wilson32 (15)2 212

Key:

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

2008-9 Blue Square Premier Table

Pl W D L F A GD Pts
Burton Albion
2Cambridge United462414865392686
3Histon462314978483083
4Torquay United462314972472583
Stevenage Borough
6Kidderminster Harriers4623101369482179
7Oxford United4624101272512177 *
8Kettering Town4621131250371376
9Crawley Town4619141377552270 ^
10Wrexham4618121664481666
11Rushden & Diamonds4616151561501163
12Mansfield Town46199185755262 •
13Eastbourne Borough46186225870-1260
14Ebbsfleet United461610205260-858
15Altrincham461511204966-1756
16Salisbury City461413195464-1055
17York City461119164751-452
18Forest Green Rovers461216187076-652
19Grays Athletic461410224464-2052
20Barrow461215195165-1451
21Woking461014223760-2344
22Northwich Victoria461110255675-1943
23Weymouth461110254586-4143
24Lewes4666342889-6124

* Oxford United deducted five points
^ Crawley Town deducted one point