Playoffs

Last Updated: 17 May 2020

It's hard not to have great memories of the 2010-1 League Two playoffs. So, why not take some time out and relive how we made it to League One?

2010-1 League Two Playoffs – Boro’s Goals

It’s hard not to have great memories of the 2010-1 League Two playoffs. So, why not take some time out and relive how we made it to League One? It’d be our second promotion in as many years; the mid-point of Boro’s remarkable rise to the top end of the third tier.

It’s still strange to think that, at the turn of the year, we were looking nervously towards the bottom of the table. The playoffs and the promotion battle? Well, it just wasn’t on our radar then. The first half of our first-ever Football League season had been a bit of a struggle all told. Our 4-2 win over Barnet on 3 January 2011 was our first league win in two months.

But what a second half of the campaign we had. March saw us win six on the spin as our rise up the table became sustained. Soon enough, there was the outside shot of nabbing one of the four playoff places. Then it became ours to lose – and a late stutter meant that it became a close call; our 3-3 draw against Bury on the last day of term sealing our spot.

 

2010-1 League Two Playoffs: Boro’s Story

It was so tight that we ended up in sixth once the dust settled on the season. That meant our double-header would be against Accrington Stanley and not a Shrewsbury Town side who’d missed out on automatic promotion by one point. Not that Accy was an easy draw; Boro’ picking up one point from a possible six. But we now know how it all unfolded…

Stevenage v Accrington Stanley: Just try and be nice to him, please?

For The Final Time This Season?

No preview to speak of here. To get married, apparently, is to take up a considerable amount of time. Add into the fact we sent our entire editorial team off to Bristol for some cricket, well, y’know. Boro’ have a final day showdown. It’s kind of a big deal too. After …

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Stevenage v Mansfield Town: This is three, then it's two, and then it's one...

Three-Two-One

Y’all ready for this? We’re into the last knockings of the 2016-7 League Two season, the death throes if you will. And it’s an idea to strap in tight ‘cos, make no mistake, the final three regular dates promise to contain more ups and downs than an, erm, well, an uppy-downy thing. Boro’ go into this crunch clash with Mansfield …

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Stevenage v Morecambe: Shrimples!

Shrimples!

More, more, Morecambe. How do you like it? It’s Easter and, with it, a rather compelling double header. Never mind yer wan Arnold, who gave himself up to save our souls more than 2000 years ago. A place in the playoffs is at stake and we’re likely to know after the next …

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Colchester United v Stevenage: Can We Col U Al?

Can We Col U Al?

A man walks down the street. He says: “Why am I soft in the middle now? Why am I soft in the middle?”. From this, we’re safe to assume Paul Simon ain’t waffling on about a Boro’ fan. If nothing else, recent showings from Charlie Lee and Steven Schumacher tell us that …

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Bring Me Sunshine

Stevenage FC: The Bright Side Of Life

It might suck at the moment to realise we’ll not be visiting our second home in north west London this year, but let the dust settle on the 2014-5 League Two campaign and you’ll find that it’s a good time to be a Stevenage supporter once again. Yeah, Shrewsbury Town managed …

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From the six League Two playoffs, our semi-final first leg against Southend United is one of just two to finish level after the first 90 minutes

League Two Playoffs: It’s Hip To Be All Square…

Don’t tell us that we’re crazy and don’t tell us we’re nowhere; take it from us, it’s hip to be all square. From the six League Two playoffs, our semi-final first leg against Southend United is one of just two to finish level after the first 90 minutes. That means …

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A General Election can't decide the fourth team to go up. So, it reverts to the end-of-season japes that you'll know as the League Two playoffs

League Two Playoffs: Southend Sunday Service

A General Election can’t decide the fourth team to go up. So, it reverts to the end-of-season japes that you’ll know as the League Two playoffs. Four sides are up for this one, including our dear Boro’. But there’s nothing more we can expect from this first sparring contest than …

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League Two Playoffs: For Your Eyes Only…

Luton fans, you can continue celebrating your historic win against our second string if you want. What follows isn’t going to be of any interest to you. We’re talking the League Two playoffs; that period of the season where four sides get an extra couple of games added to their …

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Luton Town: The Mad Hatters’ Tea Party

This one is huge, isn’t it. No, wait, it’s bigger than that – it’s large. If you’ve got a football history book at home, take it out and throw it in the bin – it’s worthless. The history books will now have to be rewritten. But what will they say? …

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