Stevenage boss Dino Maamria was delighted with the unexpected return to fitness of Ben Kennedy and his side's performance in their 1-0 defeat to Bradford City in League Two at the Lamex on Tuesday night.
Stevenage picked up their first point of the new League Two season with a 0-0 draw against Leyton Orient at Brisbane Road on Saturday afternoon, but their injury crisis deepened once again as they lost two key defenders.
Harry Draper got his second goal in as many games to help Hitchin Town to their first point of the new Southern League Premier Division Central season, as they drew 1-1 at Needham Market on Tuesday night.
Stevenage goalkeeper Paul Farman is eyeing a win in the first round of the Carabao Cup when Boro face Southend United at the Lamex tonight, but he knows they must improve after a poor start in League Two.
Hitchin Town were denied a point in their opening game of the new Southern League Premier Division Central season, after they had a late goal ruled out in a 2-1 defeat to Stourbridge at Top Field on Saturday afternoon.
Luke Gregson was planning on quitting management after leaving Baldock, but his retirement lasted just three weeks after Stotfold's ambition tempted him back to the dugout, and now he can't wait to get going.