Boro history: this week in... 2008

Michael Bostwick scored a few goals for Boro, including against Mansfield in October 2008. Photo: Co

Michael Bostwick scored a few goals for Boro, including against Mansfield in October 2008. Photo: Comet library - Credit: Archant

The TV cameras were at Broadhall Way for the visit of Mansfield Town

Two weeks after the Setanta cameras saw a 3-3 draw played out between us and York City in 2008, the cameras returned for the visit of Mansfield Town on Sunday, October 12.

The first half threatened to be goalless until a clumsy challenge on Mitchell Cole allowed Steve Morison to put Boro ahead from the penalty spot in stoppage time.

But the visitors levelled within 11 minutes of the restart with an excellent Gavin Hurren effort, before uncharacteristically poor defending allowed Aaron O’Connor to make it 2-1 to the Stags.

We weren’t to be deterred, however, and it was Cole who got Boro back on terms with a superb early, low, dipping strike.


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Mansfield equalised, went ahead and were pegged back within eight manic minutes. But if Cole and Hurren’s goals were worthy of the cameras, Boro’s winner was less so.

Goalkeeper Paddy Gamble should have easily claimed a free kick from the right from Joel Byrom but he contrived to drop the ball at the feet of Michael Bostwick with 10 minutes remaining and no mistake was made.

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To add insult to injury, Maxine Chanot saw red for the visitors with six minutes to go.

* Pete Hayman runs BoroGuide, the Stevenage FC internet resource. For more information visit www.boroguide.co.uk or follow him on twitter @boroguide

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