Stevenage 3-0 Bury- Report
Report of match 5th May 2012
Stevenage 3-0 Bury- Report.
Boro bag play-off place
Craig Reid, Joel Byrom and Chris Beardsley wrapped up a comfortable 3-0 victory over Bury which sealed Stevenage's spot in the League One play-offs.
Reid, recalled to Boro's XI, lashed home his 21st goal of the season after 24 minutes to set the hosts on their way to a third straight home win before Byrom's contentious penalty and Beardsley's late strike rubber-stamped sixth place.
Stevenage, aiming for a third successive promotion, will now face Sheffield United in the play-offs.
After a tense opening, the hosts broke the deadlock when Luke Freeman whipped in a dangerous cross which Bury defender Efe Sodje could only flick into the direction of Reid, who chested the ball down and lashed home.
Shakers goalkeeper Jonathan Bond produced a fine stop to deny Freeman and soon after the break he was at it again, thwarting substitute Robin Shroot and Lawrie Wilson in quick succession.
Bryom then made it two-nil from the spot after 77 minutes when Sodje was adjudged to have brought down Shroot, before Beardsley wrapped things up from the edge of the area late on.
|Competition: npower League One Date: Saturday, 5th May 2012 Kick off: 15:00 Venue: Broadhall Way|
Byrom 77 (pen)
|3 - 0||Bury
|13||Joel Byrom (Mousinho 79)|
|29||Patrick Agyemang (Beardsley 81)|
|10||Craig Reid (Shroot 57)|
|21||John Mousinho (Byrom 79)|
|32||Robin Shroot (Reid 57)|
|20||Chris Beardsley (Agyemang 81)|
|15||Giles Coke (Carrington 66)|
|25||Shaun Harrad (Elford-Alliyu 72)|
|14||Mike Grella (John-Lewis 62)|
|13||Mark Carrington (Coke 66)|
|12||Lenell John-Lewis (Grella 62)|
|28||Lateef Elford-Alliyu (Harrad 72)|
|Stevenage cards shown|
|69 mins||Scott Laird||Unsporting behaviour|
|Bury cards shown|
|73 mins||Efe Sodje||Unsporting behaviour|
|86 mins||Nathan Clarke||Unsporting behaviour|