Match ends, Stevenage 1, Carlisle United 0.
Stevenage 1-0 Carlisle United
Stevenage's place in the League Two play-offs was confirmed thanks to a narrow victory over Carlisle.
Dean Parrett's clinical finish from the edge of the box broke the deadlock, with the hosts having seen Andy Bond's first-half effort cleared off the line.
Brad Potts wasted the Cumbrians' best chance to level, blazing over the bar, before Tom Pett hit the post for Boro.
Graham Westley's side are guaranteed sixth place after six games unbeaten, while Carlisle remain in 20th.
Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:
"In fairness we probably knew the play-offs would be there for us before today. We've been playing okay and been building towards those play-off situations. It wasn't a landmark for us really.
"We came in today's game trying to be a better team than we have been previously. We showed a lot more composure in possession of the ball. We showed a lot more ability to play on game and stay on game.
"It was good to see a goal crafted that we spoke a lot about in the week. We knew where their strengths and weaknesses were as a defensive unit and we managed to score a goal that, in the first half, didn't look as likely.
"I was angry as we weren't attacking as we talked about attacking them. We did exactly what we talked about not doing. It was more frustrating than anything else."
- 18ParrettSubstituted forJebbat 90+3'minutes
- 32ConlonSubstituted forAndradeat 58'minutes
- 50MartinSubstituted forKennedyat 67'minutes
- 34GriffithSubstituted forRiggat 56'minutes
- 4KennedyBooked at 37mins
- 22DempseyBooked at 80mins
- 26WykeSubstituted forBeckat 5'minutes
- 31YoungSubstituted forDickerat 78'minutes
- Darren Drysdale
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Stevenage 1, Carlisle United 0.
Chris Beardsley (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by David Atkinson (Carlisle United).
Substitution, Stevenage. Jack Jebb replaces Dean Parrett.
Attempt missed. Jason Kennedy (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Dean Wells.
Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Bruno Andrade.
Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Sean O'Hanlon.
Kyle Dempsey (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.
Bruno Andrade (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Kyle Dempsey (Carlisle United).
Substitution, Carlisle United. Gary Dicker replaces Matt Young.
Foul by Dean Wells (Stevenage).
Steven Rigg (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Dean Parrett (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Attempt blocked. Tom Pett (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Danny Grainger.
Attempt missed. Brad Potts (Carlisle United) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.