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Stevenage 3 - 1 Stockport

Stevenage 3 - 1 Stockport

Stevenage   3 - 1   Stockport

Stevenage clinched their debut league victory at the expense of Stockport, who are still left without a win.

Charlie Griffin paved the way to a deserved win with a brace, his first a header from a Ronnie Henry cross and the second a close-range effort.

In between, Michael Bostwick hit a blistering left-foot shot that gave Owain Fon Williams no chance.

A late header from George Donnelly proved nothing more than a consolation for the visitors.


Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:
"The lads were strong and organised, really purposeful and they were two great goals in the first half to get us going, then it was nice to go three-nil up.

"We are obviously disappointed to give the clean sheet away, we lost our focus a little bit towards the end of the game.

I still want more from him (Charlie Griffin). The reason he is playing at this level is because outside of the box he doesn't do enough."

Stockport manager Paul Simpson told BBC Radio Manchester:
"I think we've had long periods in the game where we've actually played well today and I think the big positive is the fitness levels they've shown second half.

"We know it's going to be a tough long season and we need to remain strong and determined, and the positive today is that we kept going to the end.

"There's a weakness in the mind that when we go a goal down they don't cope with it and don't continue to do the right things."

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Saturday, 21 August 2010

Npower League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Stevenage 3-1 Stockport FT
(HT 2-0)
  • Griffin 29
  • Bostwick 43
  • Griffin 71
  • Donnelly 90+3

Stevenage

  • 16 Day
  • 03 Laird
  • 04 Charles (Winn 78)
  • 05 Ashton
  • 14 Roberts
  • 25 Henry
  • 21 Mousinho yellow card
  • 24 Bostwick
  • 09 Griffin (Kuqi 83)
  • 20 Beardsley (Wilson 90+2)
  • 23 Sinclair

Substitutes

  • 01 Bayes,
  • 02 Wilson,
  • 06 Foster,
  • 13 Byrom,
  • 18 Bridges,
  • 15 Kuqi,
  • 17 Winn

Stockport

  • 01 fon Williams
  • 02 Lynch
  • 05 Swailes
  • 06 Assoumani
  • 04 Turnbull
  • 08 Tansey yellow card
  • 12 Griffin
  • 14 Poole
  • 09 Conlon (Pilkington 72)
  • 10 Donnelly
  • 26 Proctor (Fisher 59)

Substitutes

  • 25 Ormson,
  • 18 Rowe,
  • 07 Vincent,
  • 11 Partridge,
  • 15 Mainwaring,
  • 16 Pilkington,
  • 19 Fisher
Ref: LewisAtt: 2,726
STEVENAGE
STOCKPORT

Possession

  • Stevenage 49%
  • Stockport 51%

Attempts on target

  • Stevenage 8
  • Stockport 4

Attempts off target

  • Stevenage 3
  • Stockport 5

Corners

  • Stevenage 12
  • Stockport 9

Fouls

  • Stevenage 14
  • Stockport 7
  • Final Result
  • 96:17 The ref blows the whistle to start the match.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:47 Peter Winn takes a short corner.
  • 90:00+2:32 Assist by Mark Lynch.
  • 90:00+2:32 GOAL - George DonnellyStevenage 3 - 1 Stockport George Donnelly grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Stevenage 3-1 Stockport.
  • 90:00+1:32 Substitution Lawrie Wilson on for Chris Beardsley.
  • 90:00+0:26 Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Laird on David Poole. Adam Griffin takes the free kick.
  • 90:00 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
  • 87:14 Chris Beardsley takes a shot. Save by Owain Fon Williams.
  • 85:17 The official flags Tom Fisher offside. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Day.
  • 84:31 Shot by Michael Bostwick from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.
  • 82:57 Substitution Kjazi Kuqi joins the action as a substitute, replacing Charlie Griffin.
  • 82:34 Robert Sinclair gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Swailes. Owain Fon Williams takes the direct free kick.
  • 81:04 Corner taken by Adam Griffin from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Jon Ashton.
  • 79:30 Corner taken by Adam Griffin from the right by-line played to the near post, Foul by Tom Fisher on Chris Day, free kick awarded. Chris Day takes the direct free kick.
  • 77:49 Substitution Peter Winn replaces Darius Charles.
  • 76:39 Direct free kick taken by John Mousinho.
  • 76:39 Booking The referee shows Greg Tansey a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 76:27 Greg Tansey challenges Chris Beardsley unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 75:21 Unfair challenge on Danny Pilkington by Robert Sinclair results in a free kick. Greg Tansey produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Robert Sinclair.
  • 74:06 The offside flag is raised against Ronnie Henry. Owain Fon Williams takes the indirect free kick.
  • 72:11 Header from deep inside the penalty area by Chris Beardsley goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
  • 70:50 Substitution Barry Conlon leaves the field to be replaced by Danny Pilkington.
  • 70:50 GOAL - Charlie GriffinStevenage 3 - 0 Stockport Goal scored by Charlie Griffin from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Stevenage 3-0 Stockport.
  • 69:01 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Greg Tansey from the left by-line to the near post, Header by Mansour Assoumani from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
  • 67:55 Corner from left by-line taken by Scott Laird.
  • 67:02 David Poole fouled by Michael Bostwick, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is crossed by Adam Griffin, Mansour Assoumani produces a header from deep inside the area and hits the post.
  • 60:58 Danny Swailes takes a shot. Chris Day makes a comfortable save.
  • 60:32 Corner taken by Adam Griffin from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Chris Beardsley.
  • 58:43 Substitution Tom Fisher joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jamie Proctor.
  • 54:58 Corner taken by Adam Griffin from the right by-line played to the near post, Chris Beardsley manages to make a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by David Poole from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Mark Roberts. Corner from the left by-line taken by Greg Tansey, comfortable save by Chris Day.
  • 51:53 Scott Laird takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Chris Beardsley takes a shot. Blocked by Adam Griffin.
  • 50:01 Charlie Griffin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Swailes. Direct free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.
  • 49:13 Corner taken left-footed by Scott Laird to the near post, clearance by Adam Griffin.
  • 46:48 Unfair challenge on Adam Griffin by Charlie Griffin results in a free kick. Owain Fon Williams takes the direct free kick.
  • 45:21 Foul by Robert Sinclair on Greg Tansey, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Adam Griffin.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:33 George Donnelly is ruled offside. Chris Day takes the indirect free kick.
  • 45:00+1:09 Robert Sinclair challenges Adam Griffin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Owain Fon Williams takes the free kick.
  • 45:00+0:21 Jon Ashton fouled by George Donnelly, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Day restarts play with the free kick.
  • 45:00 The first half comes to an end.
  • 44:27 Barry Conlon concedes a free kick for a foul on Jon Ashton. Chris Day takes the free kick.
  • 42:56 GOAL - Michael BostwickStevenage 2 - 0 Stockport Michael Bostwick gets on the score sheet with a brilliant goal from outside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Stevenage 2-0 Stockport.
  • 40:56 Chris Beardsley challenges Danny Swailes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.
  • 40:07 Direct free kick taken by Mark Lynch.
  • 40:07 Booking The referee books John Mousinho for unsporting behaviour.
  • 39:52 Paul Turnbull fouled by John Mousinho, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 36:42 David Poole gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darius Charles. Chris Day takes the free kick.
  • 36:04 Charlie Griffin concedes a free kick for a foul on Barry Conlon. Direct free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.
  • 35:23 Corner taken by Scott Laird played to the near post, Danny Swailes manages to make a clearance.
  • 32:52 The referee blows for offside against Chris Beardsley. Free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.
  • 32:04 Robert Sinclair is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Owain Fon Williams takes the direct free kick.
  • 31:02 George Donnelly takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Roberts.
  • 28:56 Assist by Ronnie Henry.
  • 28:56 GOAL - Charlie GriffinStevenage 1 - 0 Stockport Charlie Griffin grabs a headed goal from deep inside the penalty box. Stevenage 1-0 Stockport.
  • 27:45 David Poole produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.
  • 24:05 Outswinging corner taken by John Mousinho from the right by-line, Mansour Assoumani manages to make a clearance.
  • 23:23 Corner taken by John Mousinho from the right by-line played to the near post, Barry Conlon manages to make a clearance.
  • 22:09 Inswinging corner taken by Greg Tansey.
  • 20:31 John Mousinho takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Danny Swailes.
  • 18:17 Outswinging corner taken by Scott Laird, Mansour Assoumani manages to make a clearance. Foul by Mark Roberts on Mansour Assoumani, free kick awarded. Owain Fon Williams restarts play with the free kick.
  • 16:47 Scott Laird has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
  • 15:51 Corner taken by John Mousinho from the right by-line played to the near post, Jon Ashton takes a shot. Clearance by Danny Swailes. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Scott Laird, Greg Tansey makes a clearance.
  • 15:02 John Mousinho takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Jon Ashton takes a shot. Adam Griffin gets a block in.
  • 14:11 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Sinclair by Jamie Proctor. Direct free kick taken by Scott Laird.
  • 12:10 Inswinging corner taken by Adam Griffin, comfortable save by Chris Day.
  • 11:02 Foul by Mark Roberts on Barry Conlon, free kick awarded. Greg Tansey fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Chris Beardsley.
  • 8:10 Michael Bostwick takes a shot. Owain Fon Williams makes a comfortable save.
  • 6:59 Chris Beardsley is adjudged to have handled the ball. Owain Fon Williams takes the direct free kick.
  • 4:13 Danny Swailes concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Bostwick. Scott Laird crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.
  • 1:34 Mark Roberts gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Barry Conlon. A cross is delivered by Greg Tansey, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Mansour Assoumani goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

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As it stood on 21 Aug 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Torquay 3 7 9
2 Chesterfield 3 5 7
3 Rotherham 3 3 7
4 Port Vale 3 3 7
5 Shrewsbury 3 3 7
6 Accrington 3 3 5
7 Wycombe 3 2 5
8 Burton Albion 3 1 5
9 Aldershot 3 1 5
10 Stevenage 3 1 4
11 Bury 3 0 4
12 Cheltenham 3 -1 4
13 Hereford 3 -3 4
14 Crewe 3 5 3
15 Lincoln City 3 -2 3
16 Bradford 3 -3 3
17 Gillingham 3 -1 2
18 Oxford Utd 3 -1 2
19 Stockport 3 -2 2
20 Northampton 3 -3 2
21 Morecambe 3 -3 1
22 Southend 3 -3 1
23 Macclesfield 3 -4 1
24 Barnet 3 -8 1

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