Stevenage 3-2 Oldham Athletic - Comeback Boro make it back-to-back wins

PUBLISHED: 18:27 03 November 2018

Danny Newton of Stevenage shows sublime touch to control a ball dropping over his shoulder in the League Two game between Stevenage FC v Cambridge Utd at the Lamex Stadium, Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Picture: DANNY LOO

Danny Newton of Stevenage shows sublime touch to control a ball dropping over his shoulder in the League Two game between Stevenage FC v Cambridge Utd at the Lamex Stadium, Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Picture: DANNY LOO

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Stevenage overhauled Oldham Athletic 3-2 with an inspired comeback at the Lamex on Saturday.

Boro grabbed their first home win in nearly a month against the Greater Manchester side, and moved back into play-off places thanks to goals from Joel Byrom, Kurtis Guthrie and Danny Newton.

The early exchanges were end-to-end, and despite chances for Boro, the visitors took the lead in the ninth minute. In a goal-mouth scrable, Ishmael Miller poked in for 1-0.

Dino Maamria’s side responded 13 minutes later, when Jamal Campbell-Ryce’s cross was cleared away only as far as Byrom on the edge of the box, and the midfielder cracked the ball into the bottom-right corner.

After going in level at the break, Oldham scored again after 60 minutes, with Callum Lang finishing from close-range to put his side 2-1 up.

Boro responded again seven minutes later. Newton’s shot was flicked into the air by a deflection, and it came to Guthrie 10-yards out to head in cooly.

The hosts kept pressing and went ahead for the first time in the 80th minute, as Steve Seddon did well to get his cross in for Newton to nod in the third.

Boro took control of the final minutes and saw out the game for an important three-points.

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