Stevenage welcome Lincoln City to Broadhall Way this Saturday in an important weekend of League One football. Both sides sit in the top half of the table and will be looking for a win to strengthen their push for the Play-offs.
Stevenage currently sit fifth in League One after 17 games. Boro have eight wins, five draws and four losses, leaving them on 29 points, two points inside the Play-off places and six points from automatic promotion.
In their last five games in all competitions, Stevenage have four wins and one draw. Jamie Reid opened the scoring for Boro just before halftime and Stevenage held this narrow advantage for the majority of the second half. However, Chris Martin scored in the 83rd minute as the game finished 1 - 1. Jordan Roberts’ opening goal was cancelled out by an equaliser from Nathaniel Mendez-Laing just six minutes later. However, Alex MacDonald and Kane Hemmings both scored to secure the 3 - 1 win for Stevenage over Derby.
In the First round of the FA Cup, Stevenage hosted Tranmere in a game that saw seven goals with two in added time. Roberts opened the scoring in the third minute, but a penalty from Luke Norris and Rob Apter gave Tranmere the 2 - 1 lead. A penalty from Reid and a goal from Hemming looked like it had won the game for Stevenage, but Kieron Morris equalised in the 91st minute. However, Reid’s second goal of the game in the 100th minute and Joe Murphy’s late sending off gave Stevenage the 4 - 3 win. Reid scored the only goal of the game in the 14th minute of added time in the first half to give Stevenage the 1 - 0 over Wycombe.
The last time out for Stevenage was in the Football League Trophy against Crystal Palace’s U21 team. An own goal from Joe Sheridan and goals from Jake Forster-Caskey, Harvey White and a brace from Aaron Pressley gave Stevenage the 5 - 2 win.
Lincoln City sits just four places below their opponents for this weekend in ninth. In 16 games, Lincoln have six wins, five draws and five losses which leaves them on 23 points, four points adrift of the final Play-off place.
In their last five games in all competitions, Lincoln have one win, two draws and two losses. Alistair Smith opened the scoring in the 20th minute and Lincoln held this lead until the 81st minute when Ryan Trevitt grabbed a 1 - 1 draw with Exeter City. A goal from Ciaron Brown and an own goal from Lukas Jensen gave Oxford United the 2 - 0 win.
In the First round of the FA Cup, Lincoln faced Morecambe. Despite the opening goal coming from Lasse Sorensen for Lincoln, both Michael Mellon and Tom Bloxham gave Morecambe the 2 - 1 win. In the Football League Trophy, Lincoln hosted Notts County. Jack Burroughs and Jack Vale both scored in the 2 - 0 win for Lincoln despite having 28% of the possession.
The most recent outing for Lincoln was against Port Vale. Ben Garrity opened the scoring for Port Vale but Paudie O’Connor was then sent off for Lincoln and Ollie Arblaster was also sent off for Port Vale in the early stages of the second half. However, Olamide Shodipo equalised in the 93rd minute to grab a 1 - 1 draw for Lincoln.
Stevanage and Lincoln is a relatively young fixture, only happening seven times with the first meeting coming in 1998. Lincoln have four wins in comparison to Stevanage’s two wins, with the most recent game finishing in a draw in 2019.