Boro too strong for poor Tring

PUBLISHED: 10:21 19 January 2006 | UPDATED: 09:27 06 May 2010

Stevenage Boro 5 Tring Athletic 0 Boro fielded a mixture of first team and youth players for the visit of Tring Athletic in the quarter-finals of the Herts Senior Cup on Tuesday night. And on an entertaining night s football, Boro cruised through to the s

Stevenage Boro 5 Tring Athletic 0

Boro fielded a mixture of first team and youth players for the visit of Tring Athletic in the quarter-finals of the Herts Senior Cup on Tuesday night.

And on an entertaining night's football, Boro cruised through to the semis with relative ease.

After the visitors had started brightly and Tony Mendico shot wide from 25 yards, Stevenage dominated the rest of the half.

Darryn Stamp saw an overhead kick fly comfortably wide from the edge of the box before they took a 14th minute lead when Danny Williams floated in a corner that Barry Laker met to head home at the near post.

The lead was nearly doubled minutes later as Chris Sullivan turned and hit a vicious curling shot that keeper Keith Eldridge did well to tip onto the post.

Boro finished the half strongly, with Stamp grabbing a hat-trick with his head in the last 15 minutes before the break.

Justin Gregory made a good run and picked out Stamp at the far post who made no mistake for his first, following up by heading home from first a Laker cross, and then from another pinpoint ball from Gregory.

The second half was less of a goal fest, but equally as entertaining as the first, with Stevenage as dominant.

Williams' touch failed him in front of goal after an excellent feed from Sullivan.

Then some slack play between Shane Gore and Laurie Stewart gifted Tring a golden opportunity but Andy Humphreys dragged his effort across the face of goal.

Boro added just one more strike as quality build up saw the ball pass through several players before Mickey Warner's shot was spilled and Sullivan was quick to react and prod home for a deserved goal on 73 minutes.

Gore was forced into a fine diving save to deny Stuart Stedman a late consolation goal for Tring.

Boro: Gore, Schillaci, Laker, Stewart (Sealey 68), Hocking (Lee 80), Warner, Williams, Hatton, Stamp, Sullivan, Gregory (Iwediuno 54).

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