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Happy Memories From Stevenage

10 January 2013

Broadhall Way is the destination this weekend as Brian Flynn and Rob Jones take charge of the side to face Stevenage.

Three points against and a chance to top the League One table outright.


Rovers are unbeaten in their last three visits to Hertfordshire and the last visit, almost ten years ago, started an unbeaten run which culminated in promotion back to the Football League for Dave Penney’s side.

 

 

However, it didn’t look good though for the visitors after just two minutes when ex Rovers player, Dino Maamria, lobbed the ball into the net over Stuart Nelson.

Stevenage had their feet firmly on the gas and were on top for most of the first half with Rovers under considerable pressure, with the visitors limited to chances on the break.

 

Tris Whitman was to have an opportunity for Rovers but he couldn’t hit the target and they were to rue the missed chance within minutes as Simon Wormull slotted home Stevenage’s second of the game to take the hosts into the break, two goals to the good.

 

The second half however was a completely different story as Rovers came out hungry and just before the hour mark, Fran Tierney was to hit a speculative effort over a helpless Mark Westhead in the home goal to reduce the arrears.

 

Tempers frayed a little as the home players feathers were being ruffled as Rovers began to turn the screw, Tierney found Paul Barnes but the striker couldn’t convert as his shot squirmed wide.

 

With ten minutes to go Rovers were to get the equaliser their hard work deserved, Tris Whitman made up for his first half miscue by taking on the home defence almost single handily before firing home from just outside the box.

 

Stevenage were shell shocked and in the dying embers of the game the comeback from Dave Penney’s men was complete, Barnes was in the right place at the right time to toe poke the ball home from close range to take all three points back to South Yorkshire.


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