In a performance reminiscent of watching a documentary about the painting of The Forth Bridge, Stevenage FC out battled their fellow strugglers from Somerset and moved one point nearer to League 2 safety.
Three games undefeated. Two clean sheets in a row. These are halcyon days for the Boro. The East Terrace at times reminded us of an indie disco. One where the only track that gets played is by The Fratellis and you’re forced to listen to it play in a loop for 27 hours.
Fans, more used to seeing Stevenage lose than grind out goalless draws with mediocre opposition, were buoyed by the fact that Stevenage didn’t lose but ground out a goalless draw with mediocre opposition.
Had Stevenage had a shot on target it would have maintained Boro’s one shot on target per game average that they have maintained this season.
The only real issue for Boro was an over-inflated ball that made controlling it incredibly difficult. And Dean Parrett’s over-inflated ego, which prevented him from working too hard.
The highlight of the match was the final whistle, which was followed by a group huddle where, it is rumoured, Darren Sarll talked about the weather and what he was going to eat when he got home.
We caught up with Billy Prophelactic, a 39 year old postman from Stevenage enjoying his first match at The Lamex. “I came because the club said it would be better than watching Barcelona on telly” he said. “Watching teams pass the ball is overrated. I’ll be coming back for sure. And it gets me away from the wife and kids.”