Stevenage: 1985-6 Season Details

The decision to make the leap up from the United Counties League to the Isthmian League in 1984 was proved a good one inside just two years, with Stevenage Borough claiming the Division Two North title after a hard-fought 1985-6 season. The winning margin from runners up Kingsbury Town was just a single point, with the last day win over Barton proving crucial.

Martin Gittings scored the goals that powered Boro’ to the title, with support from Phil Driver, Paddy Butcher and Chris Myers. But it wasn’t just the league in which there was success – Boro’ beat Watford in an impressive Herts Senior Cup scalp, although Barnet proved too much for Frank Cornwell’s side in the county final following the conclusion of the league season.

Full 1985-6 Details:

Most Appearances: Des Gallagher - 59
Top Goalscorer: Martin Gittings – 33

Saturday 17 August 1985

Saturday 24 August 1985

Tuesday 27 August 1985

Saturday 31 August 1985

Tuesday 03 September 1985

Saturday 07 September 1985

Monday 09 September 1985

Saturday 14 September 1985

Tuesday 17 September 1985

Saturday 21 September 1985

Tuesday 24 September 1985

Saturday 28 September 1985

Monday 30 September 1985

Saturday 05 October 1985

Monday 07 October 1985

Saturday 12 October 1985

Monday 14 October 1985

Saturday 19 October 1985

Saturday 26 October 1985

Tuesday 29 October 1985

Saturday 02 November 1985

Saturday 09 November 1985

Monday 11 November 1985

Monday 18 November 1985

Saturday 23 November 1985

Monday 25 November 1985

Saturday 30 November 1985

Tuesday 03 December 1985

Saturday 07 December 1985

Tuesday 10 December 1985

Saturday 14 December 1985

Monday 16 December 1985

Saturday 21 December 1985

Thursday 26 December 1985

Saturday 28 December 1985

Wednesday 01 January 1986

Saturday 04 January 1986

Monday 06 January 1986

Saturday 11 January 1986

Wednesday 15 January 1986

Saturday 18 January 1986

Saturday 25 January 1986

Saturday 01 February 1986

Monday 03 February 1986

Saturday 08 February 1986

Saturday 22 February 1986

Saturday 08 March 1986

Monday 10 March 1986

Saturday 15 March 1986

Tuesday 18 March 1986

Saturday 22 March 1986

Monday 24 March 1986

Saturday 29 March 1986

Tuesday 01 April 1986

Monday 07 April 1986

Saturday 12 April 1986

Monday 14 April 1986

Wednesday 16 April 1986

Saturday 19 April 1986

Monday 21 April 1986

Saturday 26 April 1986

Thursday 01 May 1986

Thursday 08 May 1986

1985-6 Boro' Rollcall

Sort Players By:

 

Pld Gls YC RC US
Ian Adcroft19 (0)2 000
Steve Armsby26 (1)12 000
Tim Ball27 (0)0 000
Jim Beech2 (0)0 000
Bill Bennett1 (0)0 000
Paddy Butcher15 (3)10 000
Graham Cox1 (4)1 000
Danny Dance11 (1)5 000
Phil Driver41 (1)15 010
Des Gallagher59 (0)0 000
Alan Gallagher0 (0)0 001
Peter Gittings18 (3)3 001
Martin Gittings45 (2)33 000
Alex Green7 (2)0 001
Graham Harding9 (0)2 002
Lawrence Honey25 (3)0 101
Nigel Johnson12 (0)0 000
Kevin Lowe1 (2)2 000
Brian Marshall1 (0)0 000
Ricky Marshall41 (2)8 000
Chris Myers31 (5)13 002
Dave Norton2 (0)0 000
Richard Nugent10 (4)2 001
Doug Pirie28 (4)9 000
Peter Shadbolt25 (2)0 000
Gary Simpson17 (1)1 000
Denny Tyler40 (0)0 000
David Watkins39 (0)2 000

Key:

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

1985-6 Vauxhall Opel League Division Two North Table

Pl W D L F A GD Pts
Stevenage Borough
Kingsbury Town
3Heybridge Swifts382081065461968
4Cheshunt3818101060402064
5Hertford Town381771460501058
6Chalfont St Peter381511125350356
7Tring Town3814131158461255
8Royston Town381313125957252
9Saffron Walden Town381312136165-451
10Berkhamsted Town38148164552-750
11Haringey Borough38147174951-249
12Letchworth Garden City38138174652-647
13Rainham Town38144205491-3746
14Hemel Hempstead Town38129175066-1645
15Ware381111165661-544
16Vauxhall Motors (Luton)381110175862-443
17Barton Rovers38127195060-1043
18Harefield United38912175672-1639
19Clapton38107215190-3937
20Wolverton Town38811194258-1635