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Stevenage 2-1 Barrow

Luke Norris' late penalty earned Stevenage a 2-1 win over relegation-battling Barrow that extended their unbeaten run to 10 games.

The Bluebirds thought they had earned a vital draw after Calvin Andrew levelled with his first touch in the 78th minute, but a tough week ended with their cushion above the League Two drop zone being cut to three points.

Following a disappointing first half, the deadlock was broken by Stevenage eight minutes after the restart, as Luther James-Wildin's cross was forced in at the near post by Elliott List.

The goalscorer almost had a second, as he did well to wriggle his way into a shooting position, but Joel Dixon was able to make the block.

Barrow, who saw their four-match winning streak ended by defeat to rock-bottom Grimsby in midweek, rung the changes in the search for an equaliser and they paid off as Brad Barry's cross was headed in by replacement Andrew with 12 minutes left.

However, they could not hold on for a point, as Barry was penalised for bringing down Jack Aitchison in the box and Norris held his nerve to snatch the points for the hosts from the spot.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Stevenage

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Cumming
  • 2Wildin
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 6Prosser
  • 3Coker
  • 8OsborneSubstituted forSmithat 84'minutes
  • 26Pett
  • 40LinesSubstituted forMartinat 90+2'minutes
  • 19ReadSubstituted forAitchisonat 84'minutes
  • 17ListSubstituted forStevensat 84'minutes
  • 36NorrisSubstituted forVincelotat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Vincelot
  • 12Hutton
  • 13Johnson
  • 23Smith
  • 27Aitchison
  • 28Martin
  • 35Stevens

Barrow

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Dixon
  • 14Jones
  • 31Thomas
  • 24NtlheSubstituted forBanksat 67'minutesBooked at 68mins
  • 27BarryBooked at 86mins
  • 28Taylor
  • 16BeadlingSubstituted forJamesat 67'minutes
  • 4TaylorSubstituted forDevittat 67'minutes
  • 3Brough
  • 9QuigleySubstituted forAndrewat 76'minutes
  • 11KayBooked at 87mins

Substitutes

  • 21Moloney
  • 29Eardley
  • 33James
  • 36Devitt
  • 39Andrew
  • 42Banks
Referee:
James Adcock

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamBarrow
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home12
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stevenage 2, Barrow 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stevenage 2, Barrow 1.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Barrow. Bradley Barry tries a through ball, but Jamie Devitt is caught offside.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Romain Vincelot replaces Luke Norris.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Joe Martin replaces Chris Lines.

  6. Post update

    Luke Norris (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Josh Kay (Barrow).

  8. Post update

    Goal! Stevenage 2, Barrow 1. Luke Norris (Stevenage) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

  9. Booking

    Josh Kay (Barrow) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Booking

    Bradley Barry (Barrow) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Penalty Stevenage. Jack Aitchison draws a foul in the penalty area.

  12. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Bradley Barry (Barrow) after a foul in the penalty area.

  13. Post update

    Tom Pett (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Josh Kay (Barrow).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Matt Stevens replaces Elliott List.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Jack Aitchison replaces Arthur Read.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Jack Smith replaces Elliot Osborne.

  18. Post update

    Luke Prosser (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Calvin Andrew (Barrow).

  20. Post update

    Foul by Chris Lines (Stevenage).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cambridge382071157352267
2Cheltenham371981048341465
3Tranmere37189105142963
4Bolton37189104843563
5Forest Green371711949381162
6Morecambe37188115249362
7Newport36169114637957
8Exeter3615111060421856
9Leyton Orient37158144240253
10Salford3613121141301151
11Crawley36149134847151
12Bradford36149134041-151
13Stevenage381116113333049
14Carlisle35146154744348
15Harrogate37146174042-248
16Scunthorpe36136173845-745
17Oldham38129175564-945
18Port Vale38128184952-344
19Mansfield38917124549-444
20Walsall37817123946-741
21Colchester38815153653-1739
22Barrow36108184246-438
23Southend38811192350-2735
24Grimsby37711192855-2732
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