After the FA Trophy success at the end of the club's 2006–07 campaign, as well as retaining the majority of the first-team at the club, Stevenage started the 2007–08 season well, breaking a new club record when the defence kept eight consecutive clean sheets. However, following Stimson's departure, five first-team players joined Stimson's new club, Gillingham, meaning the club struggled to maintain its early season form. New manager Peter Taylor attempted to re-build the squad mid-season, but missed out on the play-offs following a defeat against Northwich Victoria in April 2008.
The club were knocked out of the first-round in both the FA Cup and the FA Trophy following defeats against Dorchester Town and Exeter City respectively. Steve Morison was the club's top goalscorer after scoring 22 goals during the season, all 22 of which were scored in the league. Morison was also named as Player of the Year for the season.
Stevenage Borough entered the 2007–08 FA Trophy at the First round stage as defending champions of the trophy, and were paired against Conference South side Dorchester Town at the draw on 26 November 2007. The match was played at the Avenue Stadium on 15 December 2007, which resulted in a 2–1 defeat for Stevenage. Jones Awuah gave Dorchester the lead early in the second-half, but Mark Arber equalised on the hour-mark. John Docker then scored a 90th minute penalty after John White had impeded Wesley Fogden.
Source: Football Conference
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored 1 Deducted 6 points for a breach of financial regulations. 2 Halifax deducted 10 points for entering administration and later resigned from the Conference due to financial problems (C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished: (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.