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2016/17 English League Two, 2016/2017 English League Two
  • Jack King (16')
  • Matthew Godden (28')
  • Jobi McAnuff (46')
  • Christian Burgess (75')

Stevenage secure impressive home win

Matt Godden scored his 13th goal in 15 appearances as Stevenage cruised to a 3-0 victory over play-off rivals Portsmouth.
The 25-year-old's first-half volley added to skipper Jack King's header 10 minutes earlier, while Jobi McAnuff made it three in the 46th minute.
Pompey ended the match with 10 men as Christian Burgess saw red with just 15 minutes remaining.
Boro took the lead in the 16th minute when Luke Wilkinson's spectacular long-range effort struck the crossbar, leaving King with a simple header from six yards.
It was 2-0 soon after as Godden sneaked in behind the Pompey defence to calmly volley home Charlie Lee's lofted cross, and McAnuff added a third early in the second half.
Burgess made matters worse after picking up his second yellow for a clumsy challenge on Godden late on, while Conor Chaplin missed a penalty late on.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Doncaster Rovers 38 +31 78
2 Plymouth Argyle 38 +18 72
3 Portsmouth 38 +25 65
4 Stevenage 38 +12 61
5 Luton Town 38 +20 60
6 Carlisle United 38 0 59
7 Exeter City 38 +16 58
8 Blackpool 38 +20 57
9 Mansfield Town 38 +3 55
10 Wycombe Wanderers 38 +1 55
11 Colchester United 38 +3 54
12 Cambridge United 37 +6 53
13 Grimsby Town 38 -2 51
14 Accrington Stanley 37 -1 48
15 Barnet 38 -5 48
16 Morecambe 38 -13 46
17 Yeovil Town 38 -9 45
18 Crewe Alexandra 38 -11 45
19 Crawley Town 38 -16 45
20 Notts County 38 -23 43
21 Hartlepool United 38 -15 41
22 Cheltenham Town 38 -14 39
23 Newport County 38 -20 33
24 Leyton Orient 38 -26 32