32 seconds: Daniel McBreen scuffs an excellent 12-yard chance wide after Richard Brodie’s mishit cross

8min: City goalkeeper Michael Ingham makes the game’s first save from Darren Murphy’s shot

13min: Left-back Shaun Pejic drives forward purposefully before firing wide of the near post from 25 yards

18min: Stevenage midfielder Peter Vincenti curls a wild shot into the City end 15 yards from goal

22min: Hot-shot Steve Morison gets his first sight of goal when he rides a Daniel Parslow challenge but prods the ball off target

24min: Pejic blocks a far post effort by Andy Drury

25min: Drury tries his luck from 25 yards with a dipping effort that clears Ingham’s crossbar

30min: Vincenti heads over at the far post from a right-wing Drury cross

31min: Simon Rusk slices a weak volley over from the edge of the Stevenage box

33min: Morison again explodes past Parslow but Ingham keeps out his near-post strike

34min: Brodie’s deflected, 25-yard effort gives Chris Day a tame first save of the match

41min: Adam Boyes latches on to a Rusk through ball and beats Henry for pace only to fire straight at Day

45min (+1 min): Mark Greaves blazes over from close range.


51min: Hopeful penalty appeals are turned down when Brodie’s shot strikes Michael Bostwick’s hand

59min: Boyes cuts in from the left after Purkiss’ crossfield pass but his weak 18-yard effort goes wide

62min: Purkiss’ free-kick flicks over off the wall with an unmarked Brodie screaming for a short pass

64min: Vincenti warms Ingham’s hands with a 25-yard drive

68min: Greaves, McGurk, Parslow and Purkiss all fail to attack the ball as Drury’s corner is met by Mark Roberts’ head and Morison bundles in a scrappy effort. 1-0

79min: Brodie curls a free-kick over

80min: Parslow flashes a diving header inches wide of Ingham's near-post after Drury’s cross

90min (+2): Purkiss bends a 20-yard free-kick wide

90min (+4): City get caught napping as Morison’s quick throw leaves Boylan clear on goal. He beats Ingham with a dipping 12-yard volley. 2-0


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