Stevenage: 1980-1 Season Details

The 1980-1 season was Stevenage Borough’s first in senior football and it all seemed like it was a doddle once this particular race had been run. Starting on 16 August 1980 with a home match against ON Chenecks, Boro’ went on to score in the next 21 games; Derek Montgomery‘s men finding life in United Counties League Division One pretty easy.

No result showed that more than what remains our record win; an 11-1 hammering over British Timken Athletic on 6 December. Boro’ went on to win all but nine of their league fixtures that term, scoring more than a ton of goals in the process. And the league title was not the only piece of silverware that season.

In marking a pretty impressive debut season, Stevenage Borough added the United Counties League Cup to their pristine new trophy cabinet. We were up and running in senior football; it’s fair to say that many more good times were to follow too. The 1980-1 campaign was perhaps just the appetiser…

Full 1980-1 Details:

Most Appearances: Trevor Metcalfe and Danny Dance - 34
Top Goalscorer: Trevor Metcalfe – 29

Saturday 16 August 1980

Tuesday 19 August 1980

Saturday 23 August 1980

Monday 25 August 1980

Saturday 30 August 1980

Saturday 06 September 1980

Saturday 13 September 1980

Saturday 20 September 1980

Saturday 27 September 1980

Saturday 04 October 1980

Saturday 11 October 1980

Saturday 25 October 1980

Saturday 01 November 1980

Saturday 08 November 1980

Saturday 15 November 1980

Saturday 22 November 1980

Saturday 29 November 1980

Saturday 06 December 1980

Saturday 13 December 1980

Saturday 20 December 1980

Saturday 27 December 1980

Saturday 03 January 1981

Saturday 10 January 1981

Saturday 24 January 1981

Saturday 31 January 1981

Saturday 07 February 1981

Saturday 14 February 1981

Saturday 21 February 1981

Saturday 14 March 1981

Saturday 21 March 1981

Saturday 28 March 1981

Saturday 04 April 1981

Saturday 11 April 1981

Tuesday 14 April 1981

Saturday 18 April 1981

Saturday 02 May 1981

Monday 04 May 1981

1980-1 Boro' Rollcall

Sort Players By:

 

PldGlsYCRCUS
Martin Allinson19 (2)1000
Martin Beech7 (1)1000
Steve Butler8 (1)0001
Jimmy Daintree27 (1)15100
Danny Dance34 (0)27100
John Downes13 (0)0010
Martin Gittings0 (0)0001
Peter Gittings19 (1)12000
Andy Hughes21 (4)4000
Neil Jeffrey8 (0)0000
Keith Johansen1 (0)0000
Tim Jolly27 (1)15110
John McGregor13 (0)2001
Trevor Metcalfe34 (0)29100
Derek Montgomery11 (0)2000
Ken Morgan23 (1)5101
Drew Noble5 (0)0100
Terry O'Neill1 (1)0000
Ashley Palmer2 (2)3000
Keith Parker1 (0)0000
Graham Pearce16 (0)0000
Paul Peterson18 (2)0101
Doug Pirie0 (1)0000
Nigel Roberts4 (0)3001
Ross Silverman19 (0)0000
Martyn Thompson11 (0)0000
Malcolm Ward10 (0)1000

Key:

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

1980-1 United Counties League Division One Table

PlWDLFAGDPts
Stevenage Borough
British Timken Duston
3Newport Pagnell Town32196762323044
4ON Chenecks32151075144740
5Cottingham321661059491038
6Corby Gainsborough321471165461937
7Towcester Town321461279582134
8Raunds Town321110106258432
9Irchester United32119125458-431
10Thrapston Town32118135452230
11Higham Town32107156167-627
12Olney Town32106165679-2326
13Ford Sports3288163775-3824
14British Timken Athletic3295184075-3523
15Sharnbrook3294193960-2122
16Burton Park Wanderers3294194067-2722
17Geddington Montrose3264224393-5016 *

* Geddington Montrose left United Counties League in 1981