Back Boro to Wembley

PUBLISHED: 11:18 15 March 2007 | UPDATED: 11:40 06 May 2010

Will you be supporting Boro?

Will you be supporting Boro?

It is the dream of every footballer in the country to play at Wembley. Now Stevenage Borough Football Club stand just 90 minutes away from making history as one of the first club sides to play at the new and improved home of English football. Boro and the

It is the dream of every footballer in the country to play at Wembley.

Now Stevenage Borough Football Club stand just 90 minutes away from making history as one of the first club sides to play at the new and improved home of English football.

Boro and their opponents Grays Athletic clash at Broadhall Way this Saturday in the second leg of the FA Carlsberg Trophy semi-final (3pm kick-off).

There is a strong possibility that the final on Saturday, May 12 will be played at the new Wembley.

Stevenage chairman Phil Wallace has urged the town to cheer the boys on this weekend as they look to cement a one-goal lead from the first leg.

Mr Wallace said: "What an opportunity for both clubs.

"Both have a 50-50 chance of getting to Wembley and we want to take our chance.

"We will be up for the game but so will Grays."

Mr Wallace continued: "The fever is starting to come back to the town.

"We want to return to the old days when we were getting 3,500-4,000 people. We're playing some great football; we're entertaining people and it's good value for money.

"And although the Trophy is nice, we don't want to lose sight of our league fight for the play-offs."

Wembley is the preferred option for the FA Trophy final although it is subject to a safety certificate being issued following two 'ramp-up' events this month.

A Brent Community Day this Saturday is followed by England's under-21s playing a youth international against their Italian counterparts on March 24.

The 60,000 tickets for this game sold out in less then six hours.

An FA spokesman said this week: "The schedule of fixtures has not yet been sorted out until the end of the season.

"But we're not ruling out the possibility of the Trophy final being at Wembley this year."

For ticket information for Saturday's game, please see the back page or call the club on 01438 223223.


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