Match ends, Stevenage 3, Tranmere Rovers 1.
Two second-half goals from Darius Charles and John Mousinho helped Stevenage to a vital three points against fellow strugglers Tranmere.
Jimmy Smith struck first after charging down a clearance to put Boro ahead.
Charles then converted Lucas Akins' cross to make it two and three minutes later Mousinho fired in off the post to make it three.
Curtis Obeng's late own goal made no difference and means Boro now lie a point behind Tranmere in 21st place.
The result extended the home side's unbeaten run to four league games and ended Rovers' three-match run without a loss.
VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Stevenage Manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:
"The boys were strong this afternoon. It was a determined display, we did what we had to do, and it was quite convincing on the whole.
"I thought they were having as much of the game as us and I didn't want the game to be that way.
"I wanted us to play on the front foot and take the game to them. I thought the early substitutions worked well and I thought we got ourselves going forward."
- 4DembeleBooked at 10minsSubstituted forHartleyat 85'minutes
- 22ObengBooked at 14mins
- 12ZokoSubstituted forBurrowat 90+3'minutes
- 14CassidyBooked at 87mins
- 23RidehalghSubstituted forRobinsonat 66'minutes
- Simon Hooper
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Stevenage 3, Tranmere Rovers 1.
Substitution, Stevenage. Jordan Burrow replaces Francois Zoko.
Roarie Deacon (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Junior Brown (Tranmere Rovers).
Foul by Francois Zoko (Stevenage).
Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Curtis Obeng (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jake Cassidy (Tranmere Rovers).
Own Goal by Curtis Obeng, Stevenage. Stevenage 3, Tranmere Rovers 1.
Jake Cassidy (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Stevenage. Peter Hartley replaces Bira Dembele.
Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Ash Taylor.
Attempt saved. Lucas Akins (Stevenage) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Owain Williams (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Stevenage 3, Tranmere Rovers 0. John Mousinho (Stevenage) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner.
Lucas Akins (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers).
Goal! Stevenage 2, Tranmere Rovers 0. Darius Charles (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.
Darius Charles (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.