Anthony Elding scored two as Stevenage ended their three-match losing run with an easy win at nine-man Farnborough.
Elding, who hit 18 goals last season, broke the deadlock on the half-hour mark with a 20-yarder.
Jon Nurse's headed his first goal for Stevenage just after the break, before Elding hit his second from close range nine minutes later.
Farnborough had Gary Holloway and Charles dismissed late on to cap a miserable night.
Farnborough: Craig Holloway, Townsend, Opinel,
Burton (Theo 67), Hughes (Mulhern 56), Charles, Gary Holloway,
Taggart, Blackman, Chaaban (Miles 85), Allen-Page.
Subs Not Used: Osborn, Hamilton.
Sent Off: Gary Holloway (73), Charles (82).
Booked: Allen-Page, Gary Holloway.
Stevenage: Woodman, Quinn, Goodliffe (Maamria 81),
Brady (Boyd 50), Brough, Hocking, Bulman, Hanlon,
Nurse (Flack 84), Gregory, Elding.
Subs Not Used: Hunter, Croudson.
Booked: Hanlon, Brough, Quinn, Boyd, Nurse, Gregory, Elding.
Goals: Elding 30, Nurse 49, Elding 58.
Ref: B Malone (Salisbury).