Stevenage: 1986-7 Season Details

It wasn’t until late in the 1986-7 season that Stevenage Borough were safe from the threat of relegation from Vauxhall Opel League Division One; Boro’ ending the league campaign on a run of 14 games without a win. Few could have thought that a 1-0 win at Maidenhead United on 28 February would be the last in the league campaign for that season. It can often be the wrong time to start winning for many clubs.

On the cup front, Halesowen Town halted Boro’s FA Cup run at the third qualifying round stage, while Boreham Wood ended any hopes of success in the FA Trophy after a second qualifying round replay. We did, however, make the semi-finals of the Herts Senior Cup and Knights Floodlit League; the only two cup runs of notes from a challenging season for us.

The next question would be if we could pick ourselves up and dust ourselves down for the 1987-8 campaign to follow.

Full 1986-7 Details:

Most Appearances: Dave Cooper and Ricky Marshall - 54
Top Goalscorer: Ricky Marshall – 17

Saturday 09 August 1986

Saturday 16 August 1986

Tuesday 19 August 1986

Saturday 23 August 1986

Tuesday 26 August 1986

Saturday 30 August 1986

Monday 01 September 1986

Saturday 06 September 1986

Tuesday 09 September 1986

Saturday 13 September 1986

Monday 15 September 1986

Saturday 20 September 1986

Saturday 27 September 1986

Tuesday 30 September 1986

Saturday 04 October 1986

Monday 06 October 1986

Saturday 11 October 1986

Saturday 18 October 1986

Tuesday 21 October 1986

Saturday 25 October 1986

Monday 27 October 1986

Saturday 01 November 1986

Monday 03 November 1986

Saturday 08 November 1986

Tuesday 11 November 1986

Saturday 15 November 1986

Saturday 22 November 1986

Monday 24 November 1986

Saturday 06 December 1986

Monday 08 December 1986

Saturday 13 December 1986

Monday 15 December 1986

Monday 22 December 1986

Saturday 27 December 1986

Thursday 01 January 1987

Monday 05 January 1987

Saturday 10 January 1987

Saturday 24 January 1987

Saturday 31 January 1987

Monday 02 February 1987

Saturday 07 February 1987

Saturday 14 February 1987

Saturday 21 February 1987

Tuesday 24 February 1987

Saturday 28 February 1987

Monday 02 March 1987

Thursday 05 March 1987

Saturday 07 March 1987

Tuesday 10 March 1987

Saturday 14 March 1987

Monday 16 March 1987

Saturday 21 March 1987

Tuesday 24 March 1987

Thursday 26 March 1987

Saturday 28 March 1987

Monday 30 March 1987

Tuesday 31 March 1987

Tuesday 07 April 1987

Saturday 11 April 1987

Tuesday 14 April 1987

Thursday 16 April 1987

Saturday 18 April 1987

Thursday 23 April 1987

Saturday 25 April 1987

Saturday 02 May 1987

1986-7 Boro' Rollcall

Sort Players By:

 

Pld Gls YC RC US
Mick Adamson11 (0)0 000
Rob Allen0 (2)0 002
Steve Armsby15 (0)5 100
Tim Ball18 (3)1 007
Mark Bellamy1 (0)0 000
Dave Brown38 (2)5 101
Dave Cooper54 (0)4 000
? Croft0 (0)0 001
Paul Cumberbatch32 (7)10 004
Danny Dance14 (1)3 000
Vinny Dixon0 (0)0 001
Phil Driver9 (0)3 000
Paul Elliott1 (0)0 000
Tony Ewins8 (0)2 000
Des Gallagher45 (0)0 000
Joe Gibbs2 (3)0 000
Peter Gittings4 (0)0 000
Martin Gittings25 (0)10 000
Mark Hennessey1 (0)0 000
Lawrence Honey50 (0)1 101
Andy Hudson1 (0)0 000
Neil Jeffrey30 (0)2 022
Ricky Marshall54 (0)17 000
Brian Marshall15 (4)9 006
Andy McCollin23 (0)6 111
Chris Myers43 (6)15 102
Richard Nugent7 (1)0 000
Colin Page1 (0)0 000
Andy Paine4 (1)0 001
Matt Pettipher0 (0)0 001
Paul Phillips0 (0)0 001
Mark Phillips1 (0)1 000
R Phillips1 (0)0 000
Doug Pirie1 (0)0 000
Peter Shadbolt1 (0)0 000
Steve Shea19 (2)1 002
Paul Tansley7 (1)2 002
John Templeton0 (1)0 000
Denny Tyler48 (0)4 100
Micky Warren1 (0)0 000
David Watkins37 (4)4 004
Dean Watson1 (0)0 000
Nigel Wilson16 (1)1 000

Key:

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

1986-7 Vauxhall Opel League Division One Table

Pl W D L F A GD Pts
Leytonstone Ilford
Leyton Wingate
3Bracknell Town42249992484481
4Southwick422371280661476
5Wembley422191261471472
6Grays Athletic4219101376641267
7Kingsbury Town42207156967267
8Boreham Wood42206165952766
9Uxbridge42189156059163
10Leatherhead421711144548-362
11Hampton & Richmond Borough42185195755259
12Basildon United421610165860-258
13Billericay Town421412165752554
14Staines Town421313164051-1152
15Lewes42156215565-1051
16Stevenage Borough421211196167-847
17Oxford City421110216472-843
18Walton & Hersham421110215374-2143
19Tilbury42127234670-2443
20Epsom & Ewell42127234468-2443
21Maidenhead United42114274476-3237
22Finchley42611254490-4629