Stamp strikes

PUBLISHED: 11:16 27 July 2006 | UPDATED: 10:34 06 May 2010

GOALS from Darryn Stamp and Dannie Bulman earned Boro their first victory in their pre-season programme at Boreham Wood on Saturday. But the victory came at a price with Dale Binns suffering a knee injury. Stevenage almost stole a 10th minute lead when Bu

GOALS from Darryn Stamp and Dannie Bulman earned Boro their first victory in their pre-season programme at Boreham Wood on Saturday.

But the victory came at a price with Dale Binns suffering a knee injury.

Stevenage almost stole a 10th minute lead when Bulman found Tony Thorpe 12 yards out but the experienced striker's shot was smothered by Wood keeper Noel Imber.

Binns caused the home defence many anxious moments but he limped out of the action in the 14th minute with a jarred knee.

Wood went in front a few minutes later when Luke Gregson's low cross was swept home by Darrel Fox.

Stamp pulled Boro level when he thundered in a great header that Imber could only fist on to the bar and into the net.

Bulman then gave Boro the lead on 25 minutes with a stinging low drive from the right corner of the penalty area.

From then on Boro were always in command and Stamp saw a tremendous drive thunder against the angle of the post and crossbar and minutes later headed into the arms of Imber.

* There were still positives to come out of Boro's third home defeat in succession to teams from the Championship.

Boro went down 4-1 to QPR last Wednesday night following losses to Luton and Crystal Palace.

New boy Craig Dobson opened his account with a one-on-one finish after a great move.

This equalised a speculative strike from Gareth Ainsworth before Scott Donnelly netted to give the Londoners the half-time lead.

Tony Thorpe was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet again when he had a goal ruled out for offside and then hit the bar.

Two goals from Kevin Gallen - a header followed by an opportunist strike - gave the visitors a flattering final scoreline.

* THE remaining pre-season friendlies for Stevenage Boro are:

Saturday, July 29: Farnborough (away, 1pm ko)

Tuesday, August 1: Bedford Town (away, 7.45pm ko)

Wednesday, August 2: Hitchin Town (away, 7.45pm ko) - Boro XI

Sunday, August 6: KETTERING (home, 2pm ko)


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