Boro Memories Day: Leigh, Swindon and Kidderminster

Stevenage staff members Mitch Jones, Alex Tunbridge and Andy Morgan recall their favourite Boro memories

October 29 is to be Boro Memories Day with the Lamex Stadium turned into a multi-roomed recording studio as a team from the University of Hertfordshire seeks to create an ‘instant oral history’ of the club.

Here Boro staff members Mitch Jones, Alex Tunbridge and Andy Morgan recall their favourite Boro memories...

Mitch Jones (website editor)

Stevenage Borough vs Leigh RMI - Conference National 2004/05

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“I’ll never forget the final game of the 2004/05 season, when a play-off place relied on us beating rock bottom Leigh RMI at home while we needed Morecambe to fail to win against a mid-table Tamworth.

“We kept up our end of the bargain and won 2-0, but Morecambe’s game seemed to go on for an age after our own had finished.

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“With the latest Morecambe score 0-0 not one person had left the ground; players and management were out on the pitch waiting for confirmation of full time and then people started getting phone calls and supporters in the boxes who could see it on television were seen cheering but only when that little ‘FT’ came on the scoreboard did we all celebrate – classic.”

Alex Tunbridge (head of community)

Swindon Town vs Stevenage Borough - FA Cup Third Round 1998

“Aged just 10 years old and only my fourth ever Boro match this game will forever be etched into my memory simply for the sheer brutal weather conditions which the Boro fans endured on that famous afternoon in January 1998.

“Over 3,000 fans made the trip to the County Ground and the majority were subjected to gale force winds, sleet, snow and hail in the uncovered end behind Fraser Digby’s goal. We were all deservedly rewarded though with a 2-1 victory against, at the time, high flying Town and Boro were rewarded with that famous Fourth Round tie against the Geordies.”

Andy Morgan (marketing assistant)

Kidderminster Harriers vs Stevenage Borough - FA Trophy Final 2007

“Walking down Wembley Way for the first time in my life was special. My home town playing in the first final, that was truly special.

“The stand out moment was Mitchell Cole’s sweet finish from a flick on by giant Luke Oliver that sparked a dramatic and historic comeback. Cool and composed at a time when we were in deep trouble.

“From that point on it seemed destined that we would win and the crowd’s new enthusiasm for the occasion was clear to see by the constant Mexican waves. What a win and a quality day out!”

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