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Stevenage Seasons 1986-7

Frank Cornwell

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

It wasn't until late in the 1986/7 season that Stevenage Borough were safe from the threat of relegation from Vauxhall Opel League Division One, with Boro' ending the league campaign on a run of 14 games without a win. Few could have thought that the 1-0 win at Maidenhead United on 28 February would be the last in the league campaign for that season.

On the cup front, Halesowen Town halted Boro's FA Cup run at the third qualifying round and Boreham Wood ended any hopes of success in the FA Trophy after a second qualifying round replay. Boro' did, however, make the semi-finals of the Herts Senior Cup and Knights Floodlit League - the only two cup runs of notes from a challenging season for Boro'.

Most appearances: Ricky Marshall - 53

Top goalscorer: Ricky Marshall - 17

1986-7 Stevenage Borough results

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Saturday 09 August
HHCC1Tring Town1-2


Saturday 16 August


Tuesday 19 August
AVO1Billericay Town2-3


Saturday 23 August


Tuesday 26 August
AACDPRRainham Town1-1


Saturday 30 August
HFACPRMilton Keynes Borough3-2


Monday 01 September
HACDPRRainham Town2-2


Saturday 06 September


Tuesday 09 September
AACDPRRainham Town1-2


Saturday 13 September
HFAC1QSpalding United1-0


Monday 15 September
HVO1Basildon United1-4


Saturday 20 September


Saturday 27 September
HFAC2QDudley Town2-0


Tuesday 30 September


Saturday 04 October
HFAT1QKingsbury Town3-2


Monday 06 October
HVO1Kingsbury Town1-4


Saturday 11 October
HFAC3QHalesowen Town1-3


Saturday 18 October


Wednesday 22 October
AVO1Leytonstone Ilford0-1


Saturday 25 October
HVO1Epsom & Ewell1-0


Monday 27 October


Saturday 01 November
AFAT2QBoreham Wood1-1


Monday 03 November
HFAT2QBoreham Wood1-2


Saturday 08 November
HVO1Staines Town3-3


Tuesday 11 November


Saturday 15 November
AVO1Oxford City2-0


Saturday 22 November
HVO1Billericay Town4-2


Monday 24 November


Saturday 06 December
HVO1Leytonstone Ilford0-1


Monday 08 December
HKFLHarlow Town1-3


Saturday 13 December
AVO1Bracknell Town1-3


Monday 15 December


Monday 22 December


Saturday 27 December


Thursday 01 January
AVO1Boreham Wood1-5


Monday 05 January
HVO1Walton & Hersham1-2


Saturday 10 January


Saturday 24 January
HVO1Maidenhead United4-0


Saturday 31 January


Monday 02 February
AHSCQFHitchin Town4-0


Saturday 07 February
AVO1Leyton Wingate0-0


Saturday 14 February
AVO1Hampton & Richmond Borough1-1


Saturday 21 February
HVO1Hampton & Richmond Borough0-3


Tuesday 24 February
AVO1Staines Town0-1


Saturday 28 February
AVO1Maidenhead United1-0


Monday 02 March
HKFLSaffron Walden Town2-1


Thursday 05 March
AKFLSaffron Walden Town5-1


Saturday 07 March
HVO1Bracknell Town1-3


Tuesday 10 March
AVO1Walton & Hersham2-2


Saturday 14 March
AVO1Epsom & Ewell2-2


Monday 16 March
HVO1Boreham Wood0-1


Saturday 21 March


Tuesday 24 March


Thursday 26 March
AHSCSFLetchworth Garden City2-3


Saturday 28 March


Monday 30 March
HVO1Grays Athletic2-2


Tuesday 31 March
AKFLHarlow Town1-2


Tuesday 07 April
AVO1Kingsbury Town1-2


Saturday 11 April
HVO1Leyton Wingate0-0


Tuesday 14 April
AVO1Grays Athletic1-1


Thursday 16 April
HKFLSF1Dover Athletic1-1


Saturday 18 April
HVO1Oxford City2-2


Thursday 23 April
AKFLSF2Dover Athletic


Saturday 25 April


Saturday 02 May
AVO1Basildon United2-2

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Apps Gls YC RC US
Mick Adamson11 (0)0000
Rob Allen0 (2)0002
Steve Armsby14 (0)5100
Tim Ball17 (3)1006
Mark Bellamy1 (0)0000
Dave Brown37 (2)5101
Dave Cooper52 (0)4000
? Croft0 (0)0001
Paul Cumberbatch32 (7)10004
Danny Dance13 (1)3000
Vinny Dixon0 (0)0001
Phil Driver9 (0)3000
Paul Elliott1 (0)0000
Tony Ewins7 (0)2000
Des Gallagher43 (0)0000
Joe Gibbs2 (3)0000
Peter Gittings4 (0)0000
Martin Gittings24 (0)10000
Mark Hennessey1 (0)0000
Lawrence Honey47 (0)1101
Andy Hudson1 (0)0000
Neil Jeffrey28 (0)2021
Ricky Marshall53 (0)17000
Brian Marshall15 (4)9006
Andy McCollin21 (0)6111
Chris Myers40 (6)15102
Richard Nugent7 (1)0000
Andy Paine4 (1)0001
? Paine1 (0)0000
Matt Pettipher0 (0)0001
Mark Phillips1 (0)1000
Paul Phillips0 (0)0001
R Phillips1 (0)0000
Doug Pirie1 (0)0000
Peter Shadbolt1 (0)0000
Steve Shea18 (2)1001
Paul Tansley6 (1)2002
John Templeton0 (1)0000
Denny Tyler45 (0)4100
Micky Warren1 (0)0000
David Watkins35 (4)4004
Dean Watson1 (0)0000
Nigel Wilson15 (1)1000


  • 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.

1986-7 Vauxhall Opel League Division One table

P W D L F A GD Pts
Leytonstone Ilford
Leyton Wingate
3Bracknell Town42249992484481
6Grays Athletic4219101376641267
7Kingsbury Town42207156967267
8Boreham Wood42206165952766
11Hampton & Richmond Borough42185195755259
12Basildon United421610165860-258
13Billericay Town421412165752554
14Staines Town421313164051-1152
16Stevenage Borough421211196167-847
17Oxford City421110216472-843
18Walton & Hersham421110215374-2143
20Epsom & Ewell42127234468-2443
21Maidenhead United42114274476-3237