1989-90

Vauxhall Opel League Division Two North

Most Appearances: Noel Blackwell - 59

Top Goalscorer: Rob McComb - 23

Last Updated: 22 June 2022

1989-90

For Brian Williams and his Stevenage Borough side, the 1989-90 campaign came close to being a successful one but ended up falling just short. Boro’ were very much in contention for promotion right up until the last few games; defeats to eventual champions Heybridge Swifts and runners-up Aveley during the final four games saw us finish fourth. That meant another season in Division 2 North. It was especially galling if you think that only Aveley (three) lost more games than Boro’ (five) across the 1989-90 league campaign.

The season wasn’t a complete loss, however.

We do admit this depends on how highly a TSI Cup win ranks in your opinion. Boro’ won the trophy nonetheless; defeating our local neighbours Baldock Town in the final.

So, there were signs that we were ready to rise again. For Brian Williams, however, it wouldn’t be under his leadership. At the end of the 1989-90 season, we went for a new gaffer. And it was a decision that had a seismic impact on the future of our club.

Full 1989-90 Details:

Saturday 12 August 1989

Saturday 19 August 1989

Tuesday 22 August 1989

Saturday 26 August 1989

Wednesday 30 August 1989

Saturday 02 September 1989

Saturday 09 September 1989

Monday 11 September 1989

Saturday 16 September 1989

Saturday 23 September 1989

Monday 25 September 1989

Tuesday 03 October 1989

Saturday 07 October 1989

Monday 09 October 1989

Saturday 14 October 1989

Monday 16 October 1989

Saturday 21 October 1989

Monday 23 October 1989

Saturday 28 October 1989

Tuesday 31 October 1989

Saturday 04 November 1989

Monday 06 November 1989

Saturday 11 November 1989

Tuesday 14 November 1989

Saturday 18 November 1989

Monday 20 November 1989

Saturday 25 November 1989

Tuesday 28 November 1989

Saturday 02 December 1989

Tuesday 05 December 1989

Thursday 07 December 1989

Saturday 09 December 1989

Saturday 16 December 1989

Monday 18 December 1989

Tuesday 26 December 1989

Saturday 30 December 1989

Saturday 06 January 1990

Saturday 13 January 1990

Monday 15 January 1990

Saturday 20 January 1990

Monday 22 January 1990

Tuesday 30 January 1990

Monday 05 February 1990

Saturday 10 February 1990

Monday 12 February 1990

Saturday 17 February 1990

Saturday 24 February 1990

Monday 26 February 1990

Tuesday 06 March 1990

Saturday 10 March 1990

Tuesday 13 March 1990

Saturday 17 March 1990

Saturday 24 March 1990

Saturday 31 March 1990

Tuesday 03 April 1990

Saturday 07 April 1990

Wednesday 11 April 1990

Saturday 14 April 1990

Tuesday 17 April 1990

Saturday 21 April 1990

Wednesday 25 April 1990

Saturday 28 April 1990

1989-90 Boro' Rollcall

Name Pld Gls YC RC US
Gary Bambrick 46 (5) 1 0 0 1
Ray Beaumont 11 (1) 0 0 0 1
Noel Blackwell 59 (0) 2 1 0 0
Lee Bozier 49 (0) 0 0 0 0
Mick Brophy 1 (0) 0 0 0 2
Nicky Chilvers 3 (3) 0 0 0 2
Dave Clover 3 (0) 0 0 0 1
Graham Cox 51 (1) 10 1 0 0
Mick Every 0 (1) 1 0 0 0
Paul Grant 10 (0) 0 0 0 1
Warren Gravette 5 (2) 1 0 0 0
Dave Greene 5 (0) 0 0 1 0
Andy Hudson 0 (0) 0 0 0 1
Nicky Ironton 3 (0) 0 0 0 0
Mark Klimek 11 (0) 0 0 0 0
Warren Lay 1 (12) 0 0 0 1
Peter Lindsay 32 (3) 4 0 0 1
Shaun Marshall 0 (4) 0 0 0 1
Tony Martin 54 (0) 0 0 0 0
Richard Mays 8 (2) 0 0 0 0
Rob McComb 32 (3) 23 0 0 0
Steve Miller 20 (3) 0 0 0 3
Richard Nugent 9 (0) 2 0 0 0
Robbie O'Keefe 39 (1) 7 0 0 1
Kenny Page 9 (2) 2 0 0 0
Paul Palma 24 (10) 4 0 0 1
Trevor Parker 16 (5) 1 0 0 3
Sean Pearson 10 (0) 6 0 0 0
Doug Pirie 3 (1) 0 0 0 0
Nigel Plummer 6 (0) 2 0 0 0
Gary Poole 1 (0) 0 0 0 0
Ian Richardson 17 (4) 4 0 0 0
Gary Roberts 8 (0) 1 0 0 0
Dave Smith 16 (5) 1 0 0 5
Herbie Smith 0 (1) 0 0 0 0
Mark Smitheringale 9 (0) 0 0 0 0
Mark Taverner 30 (5) 1 0 0 0
Steve Taverner 20 (1) 0 0 0 3
Mark Timpson 8 (8) 3 0 0 0
Shaun Wilkinson 2 (0) 0 0 0 0
Gary Williams 51 (1) 22 2 1 0

 

Key:

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

1989-90 Vauxhall Opel League Division Two North Table

Pl W D L F A GD Pts
Heybridge Swifts
Aveley
3Hertford Town422411792514183
4Stevenage Borough422116570313979
5Barton Rovers422261460451572
6Tilbury422091368541469
7Basildon United42132095044659
8Collier Row421513144345-258
9Royston Town421511166372-956
10Saffron Walden Town421511166073-1356
11Vauxhall Motors (Luton)421413135554155
12Clapton421316135046454 *
13Ware421411175359-653
14Hemel Hempstead Town421215155870-1251
15Billericay Town421311184958-950
16Hornchurch421212184964-1548
17Berkhamsted Town42916174468-2443
18Finchley421110215075-2543
19Tring Town42109234870-2239
20Witham Town42814204456-1238
21Rainham Town42911224875-2738
22Letchworth Garden City42712233068-3833 ^

* Clapton deducted one point
^ Letchworth Garden City left Division Two North in 1990