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Re: Match thread from Broadhall Way (Stevenage FC)

Postby mauler » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:54 am

Need to bring fervour of fan support away to home matches old chestnut i know. Howmdidmthe appeal go for the tiny rebels? Fans sounded great on the radio .
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Re: Match thread from Broadhall Way (Stevenage FC)

Postby Jokerman » Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:27 am

ROVERS ROCKED THEN ROLL OVER STEVENAGE. Saturday 21st October 2017.

Quite a week for Forest Green Rovers which could best be described as perplexing.
The Newport thrashing had manager Mark Cooper apologizing to fans who undeterred arrived in good numbers at Coventry's Ricoh Arena to witness their side cause a 'boil over' with a victory. Christmas just keeps getting earlier and Coventry keeper Burge was generous to a fault on Tuesday evening. It was some compensation for the Nottingham result and will help restore confidence dented by Newport.
Today the supporters are still on the road heading for another joint,the Lamex Stadium home to play-off placed Stevenage FC. Another day of agony or ecstasy or something in between.
There are seats to spare on the coach as Kendo manoeuvres out of the valley.
The sun is shining but storm 'Brian' is breaking wind making it a true test for the hackers on the fairways. It's the M4 corridor today,Windsor Castle and all that prior to joining the commuters carousel to hell as far as South Mimms before heading north to the stadium.
Stevenage allow away supporters to use the club bar which is a 'throw back' these days.
The team news is posted and Manager Mark Cooper brings in Iacovitti in place of the injured Charlie Cooper. The only other change from Tuesday night is Reece Brown in place of Gomes.
A crowd of just over two thousand greeted the teams of which eighty six in the away end had over ten seats each. However The Green Army were in good voice and were acknowledged by the players.
It was about fifteen minutes in before anything significant occurred. Keanu struck the ball from the edge of the box forcing Stevenage keeper Fryer to concede a corner diving low to his left. The kick resulted in a chance for Fitzwater but he scuffed his effort.
A good run out of defence by Osbourne gave Keanu another shooting opportunity but the ball went wide.
On twenty minutes a Stevenage corner on the left by Pett gave the home side it's first clear chance but ex-FGR favourite Smith put his header wide.
The first forty minutes caused little excitement and Forest Green were certainly comfortable with anything Stevenage had to offer. But that all changed in the 43rd when a ball over the top on the right found Stevenage striker Godden clean through on Collins. It was hard to tell from behind the goal but he looked suspiciously offside. Collins narrowed the angle but Godden struck the ball past him and it entered the net via the left hand post.
The half ended with Rovers fans feeling hard done by.
Stevenage started the second half on the front foot winning two quick corners one of which saw Martin hit a low shot that Collins did well to gather at the second attempt.
The Rovers defence coped well during this opening fifteen minutes of pressure. Traore,Osbourne and Fitzwater are having a steadying influence and on the hour Forest Green struck back.
As Keanu and Traore tried to prise open the Stevenage defence Keanu was fouled inside the 'D'.
The Green Army looking down on the action sensed a realistic chance and upped their game.
Keanu deferred to his namesake Reece and joined Doidge in the packed goalmouth.
Brown stepped up and threaded the ball so sweetly, low inside the left hand post.
The Green Army enjoyed this immensely and pumped up the volume.
The home fans went quiet as the goal boosted the visitors and just over ten minutes later Forest Green produced a goal of high quality.
Rovers fans bemoan the passing game when it goes sideways and back but when the team find the space it's a joy to behold going forward. The ball was moved from defence into attack as smooth as silk. It culminated in Keanu ghosting down the right flank,Bennett slipped the ball precisely the striker took a touch and from the byline floated it across the six yard box. A leap from Doidge a flex of the neck muscles and he was never going to miss as the ball powered into the net with the Stevenage defence rooted to the spot in admiration.
Doidge had waited a long time for this goal and he gave full vent to his feelings in celebration as The Green Army cascaded down the steps to celebrate with their team.
The game was not over,is it ever with FGR ?
Stevenage were understandably stung into action and went looking to retrieve the situation.
The tiring Keanu was replaced by Bugiel as Rovers defence came under increasing pressure for the final ten minutes. It was a rearguard action and for the third away game in succession the Rovers fans were put through the mangle.
From a Stevenage corner Newton saw his header cleared off the line by Iacovitti. Then as the game went into added time Godden was put through on Collins,he must score. From afar it looked as though his shot was goal bound over Collins but the young keeper was equal to it and pushed it over the crossbar. A match winning save surely.
From the corner Rovers broke away and Bugiel was clear through on Fryer,it must be all over but his brain was out to lunch. Instead of shooting his pass was intercepted and Stevenage went down the other end and forced a corner. You couldn't make it up.
Rovers prevailed and the agony ended,the ecstasy kicked in, they are inseparable to Forest Green supporters. There was much to celebrate at the final whistle with the players.
Rovers were good value for their win and may at last be getting to grips with competition at this level.
A tough road lies ahead but performances like this define character and boost confidence.
Time to step it up and go again against Morecambe next week.
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Re: Match thread from Broadhall Way (Stevenage FC)

Postby Football Poets » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:19 am

Jokerman wrote:ROVERS ROCKED THEN ROLL OVER STEVENAGE. Saturday 21st October 2017.

Quite a week for Forest Green Rovers which could best be described as perplexing.
The Newport thrashing had manager Mark Cooper apologizing to fans who undeterred arrived in good numbers at Coventry's Ricoh Arena to witness their side cause a 'boil over' with a victory. Christmas just keeps getting earlier and Coventry keeper Burge was generous to a fault on Tuesday evening. It was some compensation for the Nottingham result and will help restore confidence dented by Newport.
Today the supporters are still on the road heading for another joint,the Lamex Stadium home to play-off placed Stevenage FC. Another day of agony or ecstasy or something in between.
There are seats to spare on the coach as Kendo manoeuvres out of the valley.
The sun is shining but storm 'Brian' is breaking wind making it a true test for the hackers on the fairways. It's the M4 corridor today,Windsor Castle and all that prior to joining the commuters carousel to hell as far as South Mimms before heading north to the stadium.
Stevenage allow away supporters to use the club bar which is a 'throw back' these days.
The team news is posted and Manager Mark Cooper brings in Iacovitti in place of the injured Charlie Cooper. The only other change from Tuesday night is Reece Brown in place of Gomes.
A crowd of just over two thousand greeted the teams of which eighty six in the away end had over ten seats each. However The Green Army were in good voice and were acknowledged by the players.
It was about fifteen minutes in before anything significant occurred. Keanu struck the ball from the edge of the box forcing Stevenage keeper Fryer to concede a corner diving low to his left. The kick resulted in a chance for Fitzwater but he scuffed his effort.
A good run out of defence by Osbourne gave Keanu another shooting opportunity but the ball went wide.
On twenty minutes a Stevenage corner on the left by Pett gave the home side it's first clear chance but ex-FGR favourite Smith put his header wide.
The first forty minutes caused little excitement and Forest Green were certainly comfortable with anything Stevenage had to offer. But that all changed in the 43rd when a ball over the top on the right found Stevenage striker Godden clean through on Collins. It was hard to tell from behind the goal but he looked suspiciously offside. Collins narrowed the angle but Godden struck the ball past him and it entered the net via the left hand post.
The half ended with Rovers fans feeling hard done by.
Stevenage started the second half on the front foot winning two quick corners one of which saw Martin hit a low shot that Collins did well to gather at the second attempt.
The Rovers defence coped well during this opening fifteen minutes of pressure. Traore,Osbourne and Fitzwater are having a steadying influence and on the hour Forest Green struck back.
As Keanu and Traore tried to prise open the Stevenage defence Keanu was fouled inside the 'D'.
The Green Army looking down on the action sensed a realistic chance and upped their game.
Keanu deferred to his namesake Reece and joined Doidge in the packed goalmouth.
Brown stepped up and threaded the ball so sweetly, low inside the left hand post.
The Green Army enjoyed this immensely and pumped up the volume.
The home fans went quiet as the goal boosted the visitors and just over ten minutes later Forest Green produced a goal of high quality.
Rovers fans bemoan the passing game when it goes sideways and back but when the team find the space it's a joy to behold going forward. The ball was moved from defence into attack as smooth as silk. It culminated in Keanu ghosting down the right flank,Bennett slipped the ball precisely the striker took a touch and from the byline floated it across the six yard box. A leap from Doidge a flex of the neck muscles and he was never going to miss as the ball powered into the net with the Stevenage defence rooted to the spot in admiration.
Doidge had waited a long time for this goal and he gave full vent to his feelings in celebration as The Green Army cascaded down the steps to celebrate with their team.
The game was not over,is it ever with FGR ?
Stevenage were understandably stung into action and went looking to retrieve the situation.
The tiring Keanu was replaced by Bugiel as Rovers defence came under increasing pressure for the final ten minutes. It was a rearguard action and for the third away game in succession the Rovers fans were put through the mangle.
From a Stevenage corner Newton saw his header cleared off the line by Iacovitti. Then as the game went into added time Godden was put through on Collins,he must score. From afar it looked as though his shot was goal bound over Collins but the young keeper was equal to it and pushed it over the crossbar. A match winning save surely.
From the corner Rovers broke away and Bugiel was clear through on Fryer,it must be all over but his brain was out to lunch. Instead of shooting his pass was intercepted and Stevenage went down the other end and forced a corner. You couldn't make it up.
Rovers prevailed and the agony ended,the ecstasy kicked in, they are inseparable to Forest Green supporters. There was much to celebrate at the final whistle with the players.
Rovers were good value for their win and may at last be getting to grips with competition at this level.
A tough road lies ahead but performances like this define character and boost confidence.
Time to step it up and go again against Morecambe next week.


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Re: Match thread from Broadhall Way (Stevenage FC)

Postby coyler » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:35 am

Great week. Still in the bottom 2. Nobody is going to make this easy for us. We have to fight every game now. Substance over style.

Funny how the match day thread on this forum is busier when we are losing.

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Re: Match thread from Broadhall Way (Stevenage FC)

Postby Phil_mitchell » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:26 am

My head hurts..... :cry:
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Re: Match thread from Broadhall Way (Stevenage FC)

Postby king giraffe III » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:07 am

Phil_mitchell wrote:My head hurts..... :cry:


What, the alcohol or the lack of paragraphs?
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Re: Match thread from Broadhall Way (Stevenage FC)

Postby Tommo » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:26 am

SNJ Ash wrote:Doidge on win at Stevenage and a word from MC helps him get back on track

http://www.stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk/s ... oal_trail/


I know that Doidge has played at L2 level before so I was a bit surprised by his comments here about the gap between the leagues. But I do agree with the point he makes - and others on here have mentioned - that two wins on the bounce when we are still in FGR relegation zone is nothing to get to excited about and that we have a long way to go. I guess that is self-evident but we need to keep our hair on when on a losing streak and not get carried away until we are safe(r).

I enjoyed the report Jokerman!
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Re: Match thread from Broadhall Way (Stevenage FC)

Postby dangers » Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:18 pm

Another great away win (must play all our games away in future).
Just missed the goals on Sky - well done to all the players & staff including the much criticised MC (also by me).
Looking forward to turning the form of the home games into wins and climbing out of the relegation battle.
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Re: Match thread from Broadhall Way (Stevenage FC)

Postby SNJ Ash » Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:13 pm

Post-match with MC. The gaffer is calling for positive support at The New Lawn on Saturday.

http://www.stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk/s ... Stevenage/
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Re: Match thread from Broadhall Way (Stevenage FC)

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Re: Match thread from Broadhall Way (Stevenage FC)

Postby Timb » Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:54 pm

A thoroughly enjoyable day out yesterday. An easy 20 minute trip up from Kings Cross and a good chat in Stevenage's equivalent to The Green Man, although the beer's not so good.

After port Vale, swindon, Accrington. Cambridge, Notts County, Newport, Coventry; and now stevenage, there's a definite improvement in tempo, temperament, graft, team spirit and professionalism. Cambridge was a low point, and 10 games in I was wondering what the future held. Newport was another but then, what a difference a week makes.

Yesterday was the most accomplished performance of the season. I didn't feel stevenage were on top in the first half and we were competing very comfortably. I'm pretty sure stevenage's goal came after the yak went on the charge of the light brigade towards the stevenage box, before the ball ran long and was banged back long into the space he should have been occupying. Apart from that we were very solid and our defence was probably the tightest so far this season.

We offered a danger going forward and that makes a massive difference to the mind set of the opposition. We looked properly joined up going forward as well as getting behind the ball.

Omar's breakaway was self made and shows what a threat he is. I thought it was the right pass but slightly underhit to unmarked Reece Brown; it didn't quite have the pace needed.

BC in goal looked commanding. All in all good stuff. And more importantly 3 further points in the bag.

Nice to meet New Forest Rover, talk to Jonathan Smith's dad after all these years before the stewards stepped in to "separate the fans" in the yellow hatched area, have the craic with Phil Mitchell, Whitty and the lads. And then be back so early that celebrity come dancing wad still on. So banished to the social network for an hour.

All in all we're finding our feet. 15 games in and things are looking far rosier than after 5 or ten games. keep up the good work and for all us fans; keep calm and carry on.

Long way to go yet.

Genuinely looking forward to next Saturday.
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Re: Match thread from Broadhall Way (Stevenage FC)

Postby Fartvs Antiqvvs » Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:46 pm

king giraffe III wrote:
Phil_mitchell wrote:My head hurts..... :cry:


What, the alcohol or the lack of paragraphs?


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Re: Match thread from Broadhall Way (Stevenage FC)

Postby redrobin » Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:25 pm

Congrats
Great result for you guys >
Coming behind to win away is always a great confidence booster
Hope you start to climb now.
Not long till your first cup final of the season :D :D :D
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Re: Match thread from Broadhall Way (Stevenage FC)

Postby Norton Boy » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:31 pm

You forgot the word win in their RedRobin :lol: :lol: Good to see you still on here.
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Re: Match thread from Broadhall Way (Stevenage FC)

Postby Kentstripe » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:26 am

Always much less stressful being there then listening to Bob ;)

Although we had to withstand a bit of pressure at the end I thought we looked calm and composed throughout and Stevenage didn't create many clear cut chances at all. Good professional away performance plus good character shown to come from behind.

Need to keep building on this, would be nice to be able to go into the FA Cup game out of the bottom 2.
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Re: Match thread from Broadhall Way (Stevenage FC)

Postby voodoobluesman » Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:53 pm

What a day!

Such a different performance to the Newport game.

Firstly, what a great performance by Brad Collins. He's started to control his box more and is gaining confidence. I can see what MC sees in him now, and yes, possibly a better goalie than Sam. If he keeps his confidence strong and cuts down the silly errors of the past he'll deservedly keep his place.

Defensively we were stronger and seemed to know who should be where. The main difference though was Midfield. I think that Drissa looked more ordinary. This wasn't down to a fault on his part, but to me it was because the rest of the midfield had raised their game so much to his level. Osbourne, my MoM was really key, and of course the addition of KMB acted not only as a talisman, but pushed the ball forward. This time, there was less loss of possession, more self assured runs forward, and Brown was a superb foil to KMB's play.

A good, confident game. Can't criticise anyone here, let's keep it going.
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Re: Match thread from Broadhall Way (Stevenage FC)

Postby Fartvs Antiqvvs » Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:27 pm

Brown's free kick was given "The Goal of the week" in the Daily Mail football league round-up.
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Re: Match thread from Broadhall Way (Stevenage FC)

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Re: Match thread from Broadhall Way (Stevenage FC)

Postby Silver Surfer » Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:08 pm

Fartvs Antiqvvs wrote:Brown's free kick was given "The Goal of the week" in the Daily Mail football league round-up.

His free kick against Yeovil wasn't bad either.
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