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Stevenage Seasons 1987-8

Manager(s):
Frank Cornwell, Delvin Stevens (CT), John Bailey

Key:
VO1 = Vauxhall Opel League Division One
FAC = FA Cup
FAT = FA Trophy
ACD = A.C. Delco Cup
HCC = Herts Charity Cup
HSC = Herts Senior Cup
KFL = Knights Floodlit League

Relegation - a word that had never been associated with Stevenage Borough before. But it came up in 1987-8 after Boro' failed to hold onto their spot in Vauxhall Opel League Division One. The first half of the season hadn't been great, but there were no immediate signs of danger as Christmas rolled around. It was an abject second half of the season, however, that sunk Boro'.

After beating Worthing on 9 January, Boro' lost seven league games on the spin and embarked on a six-game streak without scoring in April when points were needed the most. By the time Boro' registered a win at Basildon on the final day, they were already gone - three points adrift of Bracknell Town in 19th and with the most defeats (22) except for the hapless Wolverton (36).

Most appearances: Neil Madden and Graham Cox - 45

Top goalscorer: Adrian Taylor - 9

1987-8 Stevenage Borough results

Filter results by competition:
  

 

Saturday 08 August
 
HHCC2Hitchin Town1-2
  

 

Saturday 22 August
 
HVO1Leatherhead1-1
  

 

Saturday 29 August
 
HVO1Grays Athletic0-2
  

 

Monday 31 August
 
HVO1Billericay Town2-3
  

 

Saturday 05 September
 
AVO1Marlow1-0
  

 

Saturday 12 September
 
AFAC1QLeyton Wingate1-1
  

 

Monday 14 September
 
HFAC1QLeyton Wingate2-3
  

 

Saturday 19 September
 
AVO1Southwick1-2
  

 

Monday 21 September
 
HACD1Chalfont St Peter1-2
  

 

Saturday 26 September
 
AVO1Chesham United3-1
  

 

Monday 28 September
 
HVO1Wolverton Town3-0
  

 

Saturday 03 October
 
HFAT1QWembley2-0
  

 

Monday 05 October
 
HVO1Wembley0-2
  

 

Saturday 10 October
 
HVO1Walton & Hersham1-1
  

 

Saturday 17 October
 
AVO1Kingsbury Town1-1
  

 

Monday 19 October
 
HHSC1Berkhamsted Town2-1
  

 

Saturday 24 October
 
HVO1Woking0-2
  

 

Tuesday 27 October
 
AVO1Grays Athletic0-4
  

 

Saturday 31 October
 
HFAT2QKingstonian2-0
  

 

Wednesday 04 November
 
AKFLRoyston Town1-2
  

 

Saturday 07 November
 
HVO1Lewes1-1
  

 

Saturday 14 November
 
AVO1Oxford City2-2
  

 

Tuesday 17 November
 
AKFLStansted1-1
  

 

Saturday 21 November
 
AFAT3QCambridge City1-2
  

 

Tuesday 24 November
 
AVO1Uxbridge2-1
  

 

Saturday 05 December
 
HVO1Walthamstow Avenue1-2
  

 

Tuesday 08 December
 
AVO1Boreham Wood1-0
  

 

Saturday 12 December
 
AVO1Bracknell Town1-0
  

 

Monday 14 December
 
HKFLStansted4-1
  

 

Saturday 19 December
 
HVO1Boreham Wood0-0
  

 

Saturday 26 December
 
HVO1Kingsbury Town1-2
  

 

Saturday 09 January
 
HVO1Worthing2-0
  

 

Saturday 16 January
 
AVO1Wembley0-1
  

 

Tuesday 19 January
 
AHSC2Bishop''s Stortford2-4
  

 

Monday 01 February
 
HVO1Southwick0-7
  

 

Saturday 06 February
 
AVO1Leatherhead0-2
  

 

Monday 08 February
 
HVO1Basildon United0-2
  

 

Saturday 13 February
 
AVO1Hampton & Richmond Borough1-5
  

 

Monday 15 February
 
HKFLRoyston Town3-2
  

 

Saturday 20 February
 
HVO1Hampton & Richmond Borough0-1
  

 

Saturday 27 February
 
HVO1Marlow0-2
  

 

Monday 29 February
 
HVO1Staines Town3-1
  

 

Saturday 05 March
 
HVO1Bracknell Town0-1
  

 

Saturday 12 March
 
AVO1Woking1-1
  

 

Thursday 17 March
 
AKFLQFCrawley Town0-1
  

 

Saturday 19 March
 
AVO1Wolverton Town3-1
  

 

Tuesday 22 March
 
AVO1Walthamstow Avenue0-2
  

 

Saturday 26 March
 
HVO1Chesham United2-1
  

 

Saturday 02 April
 
AVO1Billericay Town1-1
  

 

Monday 04 April
 
AVO1Worthing0-3
  

 

Saturday 09 April
 
HVO1Uxbridge0-1
  

 

Tuesday 12 April
 
AVO1Walton & Hersham0-3
  

 

Saturday 16 April
 
HVO1Oxford City0-0
  

 

Tuesday 19 April
 
AVO1Lewes0-3
  

 

Saturday 23 April
 
AVO1Staines Town0-1
  

 

Saturday 30 April
 
AVO1Basildon United1-0

Sort players by:

Apps Gls YC RC US
Carl Boreham1 (0)0000
Dave Cooper32 (1)1000
Steve Cox4 (0)0000
Graham Cox44 (1)8100
Paul Cumberbatch20 (8)8012
Kenny Dixon19 (0)0012
Gary French5 (1)1000
Jon Friend14 (6)1000
Des Gallagher32 (0)1000
Joe Gibbs1 (1)0000
Graham Harding17 (6)2004
Lawrence Honey38 (0)0001
Andy Hudson0 (1)0000
Andy Hughes0 (0)1000
Jimmy Hughes8 (0)0000
Neil Jeffrey1 (0)0000
Clive Kemplen13 (0)0000
Mark Lincoln6 (2)3003
Neil Madden42 (3)2002
Steve Manning1 (0)0001
Ricky Marshall2 (0)0000
Andy McCollin2 (0)0000
Grant McRae0 (3)0001
Geoff Mills3 (0)0000
Martin Murray2 (3)0005
Chris Myers17 (1)3002
Dave Parratt6 (1)0000
Lee Payne2 (0)0000
Mark Phillips3 (1)0000
Doug Pirie32 (0)4000
Peter Shadbolt1 (2)0007
Steve Shea1 (2)0000
Gary Sisman1 (0)0000
Andy Slade12 (0)0000
Herbie Smith2 (0)1000
Robbie Stanley0 (0)0006
Adrian Taylor37 (0)9000
John Templeton42 (1)3002
Mark Timpson32 (1)8000
Denny Tyler38 (1)1011
Mark Vooght13 (2)0000
David Watkins38 (6)2001
Martin Westley10 (0)0000

Key:

  • Apps = Number of first team appearances (substitute appearances in brackets)
  • Gls = Number of first team goals scored
  • YC = Yellow Cards
  • RC = Red Cards
  • US = Unused Subs

Note: Due to the match team data for this season being incomplete, the above rollcall will be subject to change as and when we get/receive new information.

1987-8 Vauxhall Opel League Division One table

P W D L F A GD Pts
Marlow
Grays Athletic
3Woking422571091524982
4Boreham Wood422191265452072
5Staines Town4219111271482368
6Wembley421811135446865
7Basildon United42189156558763
8Walton & Hersham421516115344961
9Hampton & Richmond Borough421710155954561
10Leatherhead4216111564531159
11Southwick421312175963-451
12Oxford City421312177077-751
13Worthing42148206773-650
14Kingsbury Town421117146269-750
15Walthamstow Avenue421311185363-1050
16Lewes421213178377649
17Uxbridge421116154147-649
18Chesham United421210206977-846
19Bracknell Town42129215480-2645
20Billericay Town421111205888-3044
21Stevenage Borough42119223664-2842
22Wolverton Town42333623124-10112

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