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Stevenage Seasons 2000-1

Paul Fairclough

Conf = Nationwide Conference
FAC = FA Cup
FAT = FA Trophy
NVCT = Conference Cup

The start of the 2000-1 campaign marked the return of Paul Fairclough as Stevenage Borough boss, with the hope Cloughie could once again weave his Conference-winning magic. The division had moved on in the intervening years, with former League clubs now dropping down. And that meant the challenge had been made just that little bit more difficult for Boro' to overcome.

There were no shortage of draws as Boro' cantered into seventh place in the pre-playoff Conference - 18 in fact, with only champions Rushden losing fewer games all season. Meanwhile, Boro's FA Cup run ended at the first hurdle and FA Trophy hopes ended on penalties - both somewhat surprisingly at home to lower league opposition in the form of Nuneaton and Canvey Island.

Most appearances: Paul Armstrong - 47

Top goalscorer: Neil Illman - 17

2000-1 Stevenage Borough results

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Saturday 19 August


Wednesday 23 August
AConfForest Green Rovers3-2


Saturday 26 August
AConfHednesford Town1-1


Monday 28 August
HConfDagenham & Redbridge0-2


Saturday 02 September
HConfLeigh RMI3-0


Tuesday 05 September
AConfRushden & Diamonds2-2


Saturday 09 September
AConfNorthwich Victoria2-3


Monday 11 September
HConfDover Athletic1-1


Saturday 16 September
HConfYeovil Town0-0


Tuesday 19 September
ANVCT1Dagenham & Redbridge2-1


Saturday 23 September
AConfHereford United1-1


Tuesday 26 September


Saturday 30 September
HConfTelford United5-3


Saturday 14 October
HConfBoston United3-2


Saturday 21 October
AConfNuneaton Borough3-0


Tuesday 24 October
ANVCT2Rushden & Diamonds1-2


Saturday 28 October
AFAC4QNuneaton Borough1-1


Tuesday 31 October
HFAC4QNuneaton Borough1-2


Saturday 04 November
HConfKettering Town2-0


Saturday 11 November
AConfChester City1-1


Saturday 18 November


Saturday 25 November


Saturday 02 December
AConfDoncaster Rovers0-0


Saturday 16 December
HConfForest Green Rovers3-1


Friday 22 December


Tuesday 26 December


Monday 01 January


Saturday 06 January
AConfBoston United3-3


Saturday 13 January
AFAT3Aldershot Town5-1


Saturday 27 January
HConfRushden & Diamonds0-2


Saturday 03 February


Saturday 10 February
HConfNorthwich Victoria3-1


Saturday 17 February


Saturday 24 February
AFAT5Canvey Island1-1


Monday 26 February
HFAT5Canvey Island0-0


Saturday 03 March
AConfYeovil Town1-1


Monday 12 March
HConfHereford United2-1


Tuesday 20 March
AConfDagenham & Redbridge0-3


Monday 26 March


Saturday 31 March


Monday 02 April
HConfHednesford Town4-1


Saturday 07 April
HConfNuneaton Borough1-1


Tuesday 10 April
AConfLeigh RMI4-1


Monday 16 April
HConfChester City1-2


Wednesday 18 April
AConfTelford United2-2


Saturday 21 April
AConfKettering Town2-1


Monday 23 April


Saturday 28 April
HConfDoncaster Rovers0-0


Monday 30 April


Saturday 05 May
AConfDover Athletic0-1

Sort players by:

Apps Gls YC RC US
Paull Abbott2 (5)00011
Paul Armstrong27 (20)9200
James Ayres3 (0)0001
Lee Boylan1 (0)0000
Darren Bradshaw9 (0)0204
Mark Bridge0 (3)0002
Jason Brissett2 (1)0002
Drewe Broughton4 (0)3100
Corey Browne1 (1)0000
Nathan Bunce28 (1)1701
Adrian Clarke39 (4)10112
Leon Cort9 (1)0301
Ryan Crossley1 (0)0001
Eddie Duah1 (0)0001
Mark Duckett0 (2)0002
Wayne Dyer4 (2)0102
Mark Gibson1 (0)0000
Mark Graham9 (1)1102
John Hamsher21 (0)1600
Ross Harrison0 (0)0002
James Hasell0 (0)0001
Darran Hay30 (3)16402
Danny Hockton0 (1)0103
Neil Illman29 (11)17407
John Keister0 (0)0001
Ryan Kirby21 (4)1305
Richard Leadbeater7 (3)3104
Dean Martin34 (2)4101
Sam McMahon33 (0)2510
Christian Metcalfe8 (3)02112
Rob Miller27 (9)01012
John Morgan12 (6)2314
Kofi Nyamah6 (4)0002
Chris Pearson1 (4)2001
David Phillips23 (2)3202
Gary Phillips0 (0)0003
Wesley Randall0 (1)0000
Stevie Searle6 (0)0000
Mark Smith40 (0)0501
Sam Sodje8 (0)0111
Akpo Sodje0 (1)1000
Chris Taylor18 (0)01028
Robin Trott35 (1)3310
Steve Walters7 (0)2210
Paul Wilkerson32 (1)00017
Ben Worrall1 (0)0001
Gary Wraight10 (0)1209


  • 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

2000-1 Nationwide Conference table

P W D L F A GD Pts
Rushden & Diamonds
2Yeovil Town422481183735080
3Dagenham & Redbridge422381171541777
5Leigh RMI421911126357668
6Telford United42198155151065
7Stevenage Borough421518971611063
8Chester City421614124943662
9Doncaster Rovers421513144743458
11Hereford United4214151360461457
12Boston United4213171274631156
13Nuneaton Borough421315146060054
15Dover Athletic421411175456-253
16Forest Green Rovers421115164354-1148
17Northwich Victoria421113184967-1846
20Kettering Town421110214662-1643
22Hednesford Town42513244686-4028