Barry Laker was the hero for Stevenage as he secured three points with his fine second-half winner in a 2-1 home victory over Forest Green.
Ben Harding had put Forest Green ahead in the fifth minute with a low strike.
Zema Abbey also tested Stevenage keeper Alan Julian before Ollie Berquez, Michael Brough and Anthony Elding squandered chances at the other end.
But Jon Nurse drove home the equaliser in the 56th minute before Laker headed in the winner with 15 minutes left.
Stevenage: Julian, Warner (Williams 70), Quinn, Laker, Perpetuini, Brough (Goodliffe 86), Boyd, Bulman, Berquez, Elding (Lewis 90), Nurse.
Subs Not Used: Gregory, Gore.
Goals: Nurse 56, Laker 75.
Forest Green: Clarke, Simpson, Richardson, Graham, Searle, Gadsby, Wanless, Harding, Meechan, Abbey (Rendell 67), Alsop.
Subs Not Used: Teixeira, Garner, Harrison, Howell.
Booked: Simpson, Wanless, Harding, Alsop.
Goals: Harding 5.
Referee: C Evans (Lincoln).