Stevenage Borough v Workington: FA Trophy preview

Stevenage Borough v Workington preview FA Trophy Fourth Round Saturday, February 20 (3pm ko) The Lamex Stadium BORO will be looking to put a 1-0 defeat away to Rushden & Diamonds behind them this Saturday when they host Workington in the fourth round of

Stevenage Borough v Workington preview

FA Trophy Fourth Round

Saturday, February 20 (3pm ko)

The Lamex Stadium


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BORO will be looking to put a 1-0 defeat away to Rushden & Diamonds behind them this Saturday when they host Workington in the fourth round of the FA Trophy.

A late Rob Wolleaston goal sent Boro crashing to their second defeat in three league games last weekend and Graham Westley's men now trail Oxford United by three points at the top of the Blue Square Premier.

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Boro will put their promotion challenge aside for an afternoon as they take on the only non-Blue Square Premier side left in the competition for a place in the semi-finals.

Workington have already knocked out two Premier sides in this season's competition and, although mid-table in the Blue Square North, the club has ambitious plans and this week announced plans to build a �1.25m replacement two-tier main stand.

As with Boro, the visitors go into Saturday's game on the back of a defeat having been beaten away to Alfreton Town 2-0 on Tuesday evening.

The story so far

Boro have beaten three sides in the FA Trophy so far this season, scoring 12 goals in the process and conceding just one.

A 2-0 first round victory over Ebbsfleet United was followed up by a 6-0 thrashing of Vauxhall Motors before Boro beat Dover Athletic 4-1 at the end of January.

Workington caused an upset in the last round when they travelled to AFC Wimbledon and came away with a 3-2 win.

Previous to that they had beaten fellow Blue Square Premier side Rushden & Diamonds 2-1 in the second round while in the first round beat Nuneaton Town 2-1 at home.

Workington have played two games more than Boro in this year's competition as a 1-1 draw at home to Solihull Moors in the third qualifying round was followed by a 4-2 away win in the replay.

Who to watch out for

Top scorer this season for Workington is Gareth Arnison. The striker has bagged 14 goals in 30 league and cup appearances.

Arnison and Jonny Wright (12 goals in 26 games) pose the biggest threat to Boro and between them have scored two-thirds of all Reds' goals this season.

Workington's manager is Darren Edmondson who can count Carlisle United and Huddersfield Town among his previous employers.

Don't forget to catch Boro v Workington's minute-by-minute updates live online on BORO Live direct from the Lamex Stadium from 2.30pm.

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