The FA Cup - Second Round
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Stevenage 4-0 Stourbridge

Luke Freeman

Stevenage reached the FA Cup third round at the expense of Stourbridge for a second time in three years.

Ryan Rowe went close with a header before Francois Zoko broke the deadlock at the other end when he fired in from Luke Freeman's cross.

Lucas Akins then scrambled home after the Glassboys failed to clear before Freeman tapped in to make it 3-0.

Filipe Morais completed the scoring, converting from the spot after being brought down by Will Richards.

The side's previous meeting was at Stourbridge in December 2011, when Stevenage ran out 3-0 winners.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Stevenage boss Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"We've been on a bad run of form, a couple of indifferent performances and difficult results, and today the performance wasn't a lot better. It was one of those we had to dig deep in, grind out, and find enough quality to win through in the end.

"We knew that our advantages were going to come if we could keep the tempo of the game high, and we were always going to get an advantage at set plays. It was no surprise that we went ahead through a set-piece.

"I think we are seeing a lot of players not responding in the right way to the pressure of having to win. That's part of their learning curve. They've got to understand that we're not here to mess about; we are here to put trophies on the table.

"I think if you look at the sides throughout, there wasn't a lot to choose."

Line-ups

Stevenage

Formation 4-4-2

  • 16Day
  • 20Smith
  • 29Hartley
  • 14HeslopSubstituted forAndradeat 80'minutes
  • 5Ashton
  • 6Jones
  • 7Morais
  • 24DoughtyBooked at 4minsSubstituted forParrettat 12'minutes
  • 12Zoko
  • 11AkinsSubstituted forWedgburyat 73'minutes
  • 15Freeman

Substitutes

  • 1Arnold
  • 2Wedgbury
  • 4Chorley
  • 10Burrow
  • 13Parrett
  • 25Andrade
  • 34Deacon

Stourbridge

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Coleman
  • 2CanavanSubstituted forWashbourneat 56'minutes
  • 3Richards
  • 4OliverSubstituted forKnightat 73'minutes
  • 5Geddes
  • 6BennettBooked at 66mins
  • 7Rowe
  • 8Broadhurst
  • 10Billingham
  • 9FrancisSubstituted forDrakeat 79'minutes
  • 11Benbow

Substitutes

  • 12Drake
  • 14Washbourne
  • 15Fitzpatrick
  • 16Agbor
  • 17Slater
  • 18Knight
  • 19Brown
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
2,160

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamStourbridge
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home15
Away5
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home11
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stevenage 4, Stourbridge 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stevenage 4, Stourbridge 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dean Parrett (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Stourbridge. Conceded by Jimmy Smith.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Stevenage 4, Stourbridge 0. Filipe Morais (Stevenage) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  6. Post update

    Penalty Stevenage. Filipe Morais draws a foul in the penalty area.

  7. Post update

    Penalty conceded by William Richards (Stourbridge) after a foul in the penalty area.

  8. Post update

    Bruno Andrade (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by George Washbourne (Stourbridge).

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Luke Freeman (Stevenage) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Filipe Morais (Stevenage).

  12. Post update

    William Richards (Stourbridge) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ben Billingham (Stourbridge) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Bruno Andrade replaces Simon Heslop.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Stourbridge. Aaron Drake replaces Andre Francis.

  16. Post update

    Dean Parrett (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Sean Geddes (Stourbridge).

  18. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Nathan Bennett.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. George Washbourne (Stourbridge) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Luke Jones (Stevenage).