Yeovil Town 2-0 Stevenage: 10-man Boro fall to first League Two defeat as unbeaten start ends

PUBLISHED: 17:01 25 August 2018 | UPDATED: 17:04 25 August 2018

Stevenage Manager Dino Maamria. Picture by Martyn Haworth. 07463250714 14/08/2018

Stevenage Manager Dino Maamria. Picture by Martyn Haworth. 07463250714 14/08/2018

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Stevenage fell to their first League Two defeat of the season away to Yeovil Town on Saturday as 10-man Boro were sunk 2-0 at Huish Park.

First half goals from Alex Fisher and Sessi D’Almeida were enough to sink Stevenage, who ended the game with 10-men as Michael Timlin was sent off.

The hosts saw their early attacking play rewarded when Alex Pattison surged into the box, and squared to Fisher on 24-minutes. The forward buried his right-foot shot into the bottom left for 1-0.

Boro boss Dino Maamria returned to the away dressing room with his side 2-0 down at the break, after Sessi D’Almeida extended the Glovers’ lead on 42-minutes. Jordan Green’s cross found the former Bordeaux midfielder, who thumped the ball in from the edge of the box.

The visitors came out swinging after the restart but Stevenage couldn’t find the final touch. Danny Newton’s introduction added some spark, but Yeovil regained control as the half wore on.

With three-minutes to go and the points all but wrapped up for the hosts, Timlin hacked down Green and was shown his second yellow card of the match.

The referee’s final whistle wrapped up a disappointing afternoon for Boro, who face Cambridge United at the Lamex on Saturday.

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