Stevenage 4-1 Yeovil Town: Welcome win for Darren Sarll’s men

PUBLISHED: 12:53 19 February 2018 | UPDATED: 15:19 19 February 2018

Stevenage FC's Luke Amos curls in Stevenage's first goal from 25 yards. Picture: Danny Loo

Stevenage FC's Luke Amos curls in Stevenage's first goal from 25 yards. Picture: Danny Loo

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Stevenage beat visitors Yeovil Town 4-1 at the Lamex on Saturday in front of 2,335 fans.

Stevenage FC's Luke Amos celebrates his goal with team mates. Picture: Danny Loo Stevenage FC's Luke Amos celebrates his goal with team mates. Picture: Danny Loo

Excellent strikes from midfielders Luke Amos and Jonathan Smith put Darren Sarll’s men 2-0 ahead following a scintillating opening half.

Stevenage FC's Mark McKee lets fly from distance. Picture: Danny Loo Stevenage FC's Mark McKee lets fly from distance. Picture: Danny Loo

Danny Newton and Ben Kennedy doubled the lead after the break with the Glovers only grabbing a consolation from Ryan Seager as Boro picked up a welcome three points.

Stevenage FC's Jonathan Smith celebrates his goal with team mates. Picture: Danny Loo Stevenage FC's Jonathan Smith celebrates his goal with team mates. Picture: Danny Loo

Sarll’s men were dominant in the opening stages culminating in Amos’ curling effort from outside the box which beat keeper Jonny Maddison to put the home side 1-0 ahead in the 14th minute.

King says Stevenage have a talented squad. Pictured: Ben Kennedy puts the cross for Danny Newton's goal against Yeovil. Picture: Danny Loo King says Stevenage have a talented squad. Pictured: Ben Kennedy puts the cross for Danny Newton's goal against Yeovil. Picture: Danny Loo

Boro doubled their lead moments before the interval as Smith fired in from 25 yards to make it 2-0.

Stevenage FC's Danny Newton scores from Ben Kennedy's cross. Picture: Danny Loo Stevenage FC's Danny Newton scores from Ben Kennedy's cross. Picture: Danny Loo

The break did little to disrupt their momentum and Stevenage went 3-0 up 60 seconds into the second half.

Stevenage FC's Danny Newton tumbles into the net after scoring. Picture: Danny Loo Stevenage FC's Danny Newton tumbles into the net after scoring. Picture: Danny Loo

Kennedy powered along the right before feeding Newton, who slotted home from close range.

Stevenage FC's Danny Newton tumbles into the net after scoring. Picture: Danny Loo Stevenage FC's Danny Newton tumbles into the net after scoring. Picture: Danny Loo

Kennedy was then rewarded for his efforts in the 57th minute as he joined the scorers after Ben Wilmot played him in as the Ulsterman showed technique and strength to fire home at the far post.

Stevenage FC's Danny Newton tumbles into the net after scoring. Picture: Danny Loo Stevenage FC's Danny Newton tumbles into the net after scoring. Picture: Danny Loo

Kevin Lokko made his home debut after coming on in 74th minute for Joe Martin but just a few minutes after coming on, a defensive error allowed Ryan Seager to make it 4-1.

King says there is a great team spirit at Stevenage. Pictured: Danny Newton celebrates his Yeovil goal with team mates. Picture: Danny Loo King says there is a great team spirit at Stevenage. Pictured: Danny Newton celebrates his Yeovil goal with team mates. Picture: Danny Loo

Moments later, Yeovil could have got another one back as the ball fell to Sam Surridge at the back-post but the striker failed to keep his header down.

Stevenage FC manager Darren Sarll. Picture: Danny Loo Stevenage FC manager Darren Sarll. Picture: Danny Loo

Stevenage’s second sub came in the 80th minute, with Dean Bowditch also making his home debut and goal scorer made way for the inside forward.

Stevenage FC's Joe Martin dribbles out of defence. Picture: Danny Loo Stevenage FC's Joe Martin dribbles out of defence. Picture: Danny Loo

Newton could have put the coup de grace on an impressive team performance as he broke free in the closing minutes, but his shot was blocked.

Stevenage FC's Johnny Goddard. Picture: Danny Loo Stevenage FC's Johnny Goddard. Picture: Danny Loo

Joe White then came on for his debut with just a few minutes to go, replacing Danny Newton who came off to a resounding applause from the Boro faithful.

Stevenage FC's Ben Kennedy scores Stevenage's fourth. Picture: Danny Loo Stevenage FC's Ben Kennedy scores Stevenage's fourth. Picture: Danny Loo

The excellent result and performance ensured a welcome three points as Boro consolidate 15th spot.

Stevenage FC's Ben Kennedy celebrates scoring. Picture: Danny Loo Stevenage FC's Ben Kennedy celebrates scoring. Picture: Danny Loo

However, the unrelenting schedule sees Sarll’s men travel to Notts County in a bid to climb the table against Kevin Nolan’s high-flying Meadow Lane outfit who have struggled of late and now occupy fifth place.

Stevenage FC's Ben Kennedy celebrates scoring. Picture: Danny Loo Stevenage FC's Ben Kennedy celebrates scoring. Picture: Danny Loo

Layth will be at Meadow Lane for the Comet on Saturday.

King has been impressed with the quality of his colleagues. Pictured: Ben Kennedy celebrates scoring against Yeovil. Picture: Danny Loo King has been impressed with the quality of his colleagues. Pictured: Ben Kennedy celebrates scoring against Yeovil. Picture: Danny Loo

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King is concentrating on achieving a good result at Notts County. Pictured: Kennedy celebrates scoring with team mates. Picture: Danny Loo King is concentrating on achieving a good result at Notts County. Pictured: Kennedy celebrates scoring with team mates. Picture: Danny Loo

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