Stevenage 4-1 Yeovil Town: Welcome win for Darren Sarll’s men
PUBLISHED: 12:53 19 February 2018 | UPDATED: 15:19 19 February 2018
Danny Loo Photography 2018
Stevenage beat visitors Yeovil Town 4-1 at the Lamex on Saturday in front of 2,335 fans.
Excellent strikes from midfielders Luke Amos and Jonathan Smith put Darren Sarll’s men 2-0 ahead following a scintillating opening half.
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.
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.
Boro doubled their lead moments before the interval as Smith fired in from 25 yards to make it 2-0.
The break did little to disrupt their momentum and Stevenage went 3-0 up 60 seconds into the second half.
Kennedy powered along the right before feeding Newton, who slotted home from close range.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.
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.
The excellent result and performance ensured a welcome three points as Boro consolidate 15th spot.
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.
Layth will be at Meadow Lane for the Comet on Saturday.
Follow @stevenageborofc and @comet_sport for all the latest news on the club.
Subscribe to Stevenage FC’s iFollow for only £4.49 a month and gain full access to all official videos, including all interviews, full match highlights and also live match commentary.