Stevenage: 1997-8 Season Details

You can look at our 1997-8 league campaign and think, yeah, that was a pretty mediocre one for us; losing more than we’d won for the first time since 1987-8. Back then, it saw us relegated from Isthmian League Division One. So, we can be grateful for small mercies in that we didn’t experience such trouble here.

The 17 league defeats was also more than the previous two seasons put together. Now, we know you get the point. It’s worth us mentioning, however. And, of course, it wasn’t *all* mediocre. If you look past our league struggles, you’ll discover that we did commit to posterity quite a romantic FA Cup tale.

Cloughie’s Stevenage were the ‘giant’ killers of Cambridge United; of Swindon Town too. And then came something that has since etched itself into our memories. It’s probably an indefinite thing too. Newcastle United. King Kenny’s Premier League flops. And the drama that came across two epic encounters, ending with a replay at Sid James’ Park.

It still never crossed the line Alan. No matter what you might say on the matter.

Full 1997-8 Details:

Most Appearances: Gary Crawshaw - 52
Top Goalscorer: Gary Crawshaw – 16

Saturday 16 August 1997

Monday 18 August 1997

Saturday 23 August 1997

Monday 25 August 1997

Saturday 30 August 1997

Monday 01 September 1997

Sunday 07 September 1997

Saturday 13 September 1997

Tuesday 16 September 1997

Saturday 20 September 1997

Saturday 27 September 1997

Saturday 04 October 1997

Saturday 11 October 1997

Saturday 18 October 1997

Saturday 25 October 1997

Saturday 01 November 1997

Saturday 08 November 1997

Saturday 15 November 1997

Saturday 22 November 1997

Monday 24 November 1997

Saturday 29 November 1997

Monday 01 December 1997

Saturday 06 December 1997

Saturday 13 December 1997

Monday 15 December 1997

Friday 19 December 1997

Friday 26 December 1997

Monday 29 December 1997

Thursday 01 January 1998

Saturday 03 January 1998

Saturday 10 January 1998

Tuesday 13 January 1998

Saturday 17 January 1998

Monday 19 January 1998

Sunday 25 January 1998

Saturday 31 January 1998

Wednesday 04 February 1998

Saturday 07 February 1998

Saturday 14 February 1998

Saturday 21 February 1998

Tuesday 24 February 1998

Saturday 28 February 1998

Saturday 07 March 1998

Monday 09 March 1998

Saturday 14 March 1998

Monday 16 March 1998

Saturday 21 March 1998

Tuesday 31 March 1998

Saturday 04 April 1998

Tuesday 07 April 1998

Saturday 11 April 1998

Monday 13 April 1998

Saturday 18 April 1998

Saturday 25 April 1998

Monday 27 April 1998

Saturday 02 May 1998

1997-8 Boro' Rollcall

Sort Players By:

 

Pld Gls YC RC US
Gavin Allen0 (1)0 000
Aaron Archer0 (1)0 000
Paul Barrowcliff5 (0)0 000
Stuart Beevor33 (5)5 204
Sean Campbell1 (0)0 000
Neil Catlin8 (0)2 000
Simon Chang0 (0)0 005
Robert Codner4 (0)0 000
Gary Crawshaw49 (3)16 300
Scott Cretton0 (1)0 006
Phil Dean2 (2)1 000
James Dillnutt16 (3)1 002
Gary Dixon2 (4)0 003
Efan Elad1 (2)0 000
Darren Fenton9 (6)0 204
Des Gallagher45 (0)0 010
Joe Gallen0 (4)0 000
Giuliano Grazioli16 (1)8 100
Lee Harvey8 (4)0 001
Steve Holden12 (5)0 2111
Niall Inman4 (7)1 003
Thomas Johansen4 (2)0 003
Simon Kaldjob1 (1)0 010
Warren Kelly6 (1)0 000
Ryan Kirby40 (0)1 010
Michael Love34 (1)3 200
Jamie March38 (4)0 102
Rob Marshall2 (1)0 002
Chris McKenzie1 (0)0 000
Jeran Meah6 (4)0 101
Steve Perkins35 (3)6 200
Andy Quy0 (0)0 001
Darren Rogers3 (0)0 000
Kwame Sampany0 (2)0 002
Bradley Sandeman8 (1)0 000
Robert Simpson1 (2)0 000
Mark Smith44 (0)3 200
Jason Soloman35 (5)5 202
Che Stadhart0 (0)0 001
Simon Stapleton6 (1)0 001
Tim Stevens6 (3)3 002
Paul Thompson7 (4)1 001
Neil Trebble42 (5)10 102
Robin Trott51 (0)4 300
Carel Van Der Velden1 (0)0 000
Darren White1 (0)0 000
Richard Wilmot10 (0)0 009
Dean Wordsworth19 (6)8 100

Key:

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

1997-8 Football Conference Table

Pl W D L F A GD Pts
Halifax Town
2Cheltenham Town422391063432078
3Woking422281272462674
4Rushden & Diamonds422351479572274
5Morecambe4221101177641373
6Hereford United421813115649767
7Hednesford Town421812125950966
8Slough Town421810145849964
9Northwich Victoria421515126359-460
10Welling United42179166462260
11Yeovil Town421781773631059
12Hayes4216101662521058
13Dover Athletic421510176070-1055
14Kettering Town421313165360-752
15Stevenage Borough421312175963-451
16Southport421311185658-250
17Kidderminster Harriers421114175663-747
18Farnborough42128225670-1444
19Leek Town421014185267-1544
20Telford United421012205376-2342
21Gateshead42811235187-3635
22Stalybridge Celtic4278274893-4529