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Stevenage Seasons 1987-8

Frank Cornwell, Delvin Stevens (CT), John Bailey

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

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Saturday 08 August
HHCC2Hitchin Town1-2


Saturday 22 August


Saturday 29 August
HVO1Grays Athletic0-2


Monday 31 August
HVO1Billericay Town2-3


Saturday 05 September


Saturday 12 September
AFAC1QLeyton Wingate1-1


Monday 14 September
HFAC1QLeyton Wingate2-3


Saturday 19 September


Monday 21 September
HACD1Chalfont St Peter1-2


Saturday 26 September
AVO1Chesham United3-1


Monday 28 September
HVO1Wolverton Town3-0


Saturday 03 October


Monday 05 October


Saturday 10 October
HVO1Walton & Hersham1-1


Saturday 17 October
AVO1Kingsbury Town1-1


Monday 19 October
HHSC1Berkhamsted Town2-1


Saturday 24 October


Tuesday 27 October
AVO1Grays Athletic0-4


Saturday 31 October


Wednesday 04 November
AKFLRoyston Town1-2


Saturday 07 November


Saturday 14 November
AVO1Oxford City2-2


Tuesday 17 November


Saturday 21 November
AFAT3QCambridge City1-2


Tuesday 24 November


Saturday 05 December
HVO1Walthamstow Avenue1-2


Tuesday 08 December
AVO1Boreham Wood1-0


Saturday 12 December
AVO1Bracknell Town1-0


Monday 14 December


Saturday 19 December
HVO1Boreham Wood0-0


Saturday 26 December
HVO1Kingsbury Town1-2


Saturday 09 January


Saturday 16 January


Tuesday 19 January
AHSC2Bishop''s Stortford2-4


Monday 01 February


Saturday 06 February


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


Monday 29 February
HVO1Staines Town3-1


Saturday 05 March
HVO1Bracknell Town0-1


Saturday 12 March


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


Saturday 09 April


Tuesday 12 April
AVO1Walton & Hersham0-3


Saturday 16 April
HVO1Oxford City0-0


Tuesday 19 April


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


  • 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
Grays Athletic
4Boreham Wood422191265452072
5Staines Town4219111271482368
7Basildon United42189156558763
8Walton & Hersham421516115344961
9Hampton & Richmond Borough421710155954561
12Oxford City421312177077-751
14Kingsbury Town421117146269-750
15Walthamstow Avenue421311185363-1050
18Chesham United421210206977-846
19Bracknell Town42129215480-2645
20Billericay Town421111205888-3044
21Stevenage Borough42119223664-2842
22Wolverton Town42333623124-10112