2008–09 Stevenage Borough F.C. season

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Stevenage Borough
2008–09 season
Chairman Phil Wallace
Manager Graham Westley
Conference National 5th
FA Cup First Round
FA Trophy Winners
Top goalscorer League: Steve Morison (22)
All: Steve Morison (30)
Highest home attendance 4,446 (v Cambridge United, Conference National play-off semi final first leg, 30 April 2009)
Lowest home attendance 737 (v St Albans City, FA Trophy, 13 December 2008)

The 2008–09 season was Stevenage Borough F.C.'s 15th season in the Conference National. This article shows statistics of the club's players in the season, and also lists all matches that the club played during the season. Their sixth place finish in the 2007–08 season meant it was their fifteenth successive season of playing in the Conference National. It also marked the return of Graham Westley as manager,[1] who had previously managed the club for three years between 2003 and 2006.[2] Westley was appointed following the resignment of Peter Taylor in May 2008.[3]

Westley completely overhauled the squad in the summer transfer window and brought in no fewer than twelve players in an attempt to mount a serious Conference National title challenge. The squad failed to gel immediately and Stevenage started the season poorly, losing three out of their first four games and conceding thirteen goals in the process. However, the return to form of marksmen Steve Morison and strong signs of the squad coming together saw an up-turn in form for Stevenage from September onwards. A 24 game unbeaten run stretching from December 2008 to April 2009, as well as winning crucial games towards the latter stages of the season, ultimately meant that Westley's men made the Conference National play-off semi finals. Despite taking a 3–1 lead into the second leg, Stevenage lost 4–3 overall on aggregate to Cambridge United.

The club also featured in the final of the FA Trophy at Wembley Stadium for the second time in three years, where they won 2–0 against York City. Steve Morison was the club's top goalscorer after scoring 30 goals, with 22 in the league, one in the FA Cup and seven in the FA Trophy. Mark Roberts, who joined the club in November 2008, was named Player of the Year.[4]

Match results[edit]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Pre-season[edit]

On 5 June 2008, Stevenage Borough announced that their pre-season campaign would consist of ten friendlies to open the 2008–09 season. The club began their pre-season schedule on 15 July 2008 with a trip to Priestfield Stadium to play Gillingham, managed by ex-Stevenage manager Mark Stimson. Stevenage fielded two entirely different sides each half, playing a mixture of youth players, first team regulars and a trialist in the form of Tom Youngs. Stevenage won the match 1–0, thanks to a Steve Morison lob early in the second half. Two days later Borough travelled to nearby Hitchin Town and again used the maximum number of players available. Stevenage won the game 4–2 despite trailing 2–0 at the interval. Four second-half goals courtesy of Daryl McMahon, Mitchell Cole, Anthony Thomas and Steve Morison secured victory.

Stevenage then hosted three Football League sides at Broadhall Way within the space of six days. Firstly, Borough entertained Queens Park Rangers on 19 July. Stevenage went down 3–1 to a strong QPR side with striker Iyseden Christie scoring Borough's solitary goal. Next up at Broadhall Way was Peterborough United who annually visit Stevenage as part of the deal that took ex-Borough winger George Boyd to London Road in January 2007. Stevenage lost the game 2–0.Wycombe Wanderers, managed by another former Stevenage manager, Peter Taylor, inflicted a third pre-season defeat on Stevenage with a 2–1 reverse. A day later, the majority of the squad that did not feature against Wycombe, got a chance to prove themselves against Conference South outfit Bognor Regis Town. Despite leading 2–0, thanks to goals from Lee Boylan and Craig Westcarr, Bognor Regis scored two goals in quick succession just before half-time to level the match. This match was followed by two more friendlies within the space of two days; first a comfortable 6–0 victory against Isthmian League Premier Division side Boreham Wood, followed by a 3–1 win at Northwood. Stevenage then entertained League One outfit Leyton Orient; Steve Morison scoring Stevenage's goal in the 18th minute in an eventual 1–1 draw. Four days before the start of the new Conference National season, on 5 August, Borough travelled to Slough Town for their final pre-season fixture. Stevenage ran out 7–1 winners, with Lee Boylan scoring five of the goals.

Game Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers Notes
1
15 July 2008
Gillingham
Away
1–0
1,791
Morison
2
17 July 2008
Hitchin Town
Away
4–2
278
McMahon, Cole, Thomas, Morison
3
19 July 2008
Queens Park Rangers
Home
1–3
1,062
Christie
4
22 July 2008
Peterborough United
Home
0–2
1,231
5
25 July 2008
Wycombe Wanderers
Home
1–2
981
Thomas
6
26 July 2008
Bognor Regis
Away
2–2
316
Westcarr, Boylan
7
29 July 2008
Boreham Wood
Away
6–0
227
Cole (2), Odhiambo, Morison, Bostwick, Boylan
8
31 July 2008
Northwood
Away
3–1
201
Westcarr, Anderson, Wilson
9
2 August 2008
Leyton Orient
Home
1–1
741
Morison
10
5 August 2008
Slough Town
Away
7–1
141
Boylan (5), Drury, Willock

Conference National[edit]

The 2008–09 Conference National fixtures were released on 2 July 2008, with Stevenage Borough opening their campaign with an away game against Wrexham on 9 August 2008.[5]

Game Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers Notes
1
9 August 2008
Wrexham
Away
0–5
4,901
[6]
2
12 August 2008
Eastbourne Borough
Home
1–3
1,681
Drury
[7]
3
16 August 2008
Weymouth
Home
1–1
1,357
Willock
[8]
4
23 August 2008
Ebbsfleet United
Away
0–4
1,420
[9]
5
25 August 2008
Crawley Town
Home
1–1
1,493
Cole
[10]
6
30 August 2008
Barrow
Away
3–1
1,764
Willock, Laird, Wilson
[11]
7
2 September 2008
Kettering Town
Away
0–1
1,592
[12]
8
6 September 2008
Burton Albion
Home
4–1
1,717
Boylan, Morison (3)
[13]
9
13 September 2008
Altrincham
Home
3–0
1,804
Morison (2), Cole
[14]
10
20 September 2008
Forest Green Rovers
Away
3–0
751
Boylan, Morison, Willock
[15]
11
25 September 2008
Grays Athletic
Away
2–1
791
Cole (2)
[16]
12
28 September 2008
York City
Home
3–3
1,917
Robinson (o.g), Morison (2)
[17]
13
4 October 2008
Torquay United
Away
0–3
2,066
[18]
14
7 October 2008
Mansfield Town
Home
3–2
1,517
Morison (pen), Cole, Bostwick
[19]
15
12 October 2008
Eastbourne Borough
Away
1–2
1,618
Odhiambo
[20]
16
18 October 2008
Salisbury City
Home
2–0
1,712
Albrighton, Morison
[21]
17
1 November 2008
Woking
Away
1–0
1,955
Vincenti
[22]
18
15 November 2008
Northwich Victoria
Home
1–1
1,630
Drury
[23]
19
18 November 2008
Histon
Home
1–3
1,622
Morison
[24]
20
22 November 2008
Burton Albion
Away
0–2
1,944
[25]
21
29 November 2008
Wrexham
Home
1–2
1,673
Willock
[26]
22
6 December 2008
Lewes
Away
2–0
486
Morison (pen), Vincenti
[27]
23
9 December 2008
Grays Athletic
Home
0–0
1,289
[28]
24
20 December 2008
Oxford United
Away
1–1
4,343
Bridges
[29]
25
26 December 2008
Rushden & Diamonds
Home
3–1
2,012
Morison (2), Boylan
[30]
26
28 December 2008
Cambridge United
Away
1–1
3,351
Cole (pen)
[31]
27
1 January 2009
Rushden & Diamonds
Away
1–1
1,853
Morison
[32]
28
3 January 2009
Lewes
Home
3–0
1,764
Boylan, Morison (2)
[33]
29
17 January 2009
Barrow
Home
3–0
2,205
Bridges, Morison (2)
[34]
30
24 January 2009
Salisbury City
Away
4–2
1,015
Cole (3), Drury
[35]
31
27 January 2009
Kettering Town
Home
2–1
1,880
Murphy, Vincenti
[36]
32
14 February 2009
Weymouth
Away
3–0
1,226
Drury, Morison, Bostwick
[37]
33
24 February 2009
Woking
Home
1–0
1,965
Boylan
[38]
34
28 February 2009
Altrincham
Away
2–1
958
Drury, Roberts
[39]
35
3 March 2009
Forest Green Rovers
Home
1–1
1,242
Cole (pen)
[40]
36
7 March 2009
Nortwich Victoria
Away
1–0
801
Roberts
[41]
37
24 March 2009
Histon
Away
0–0
1,133
[42]
38
28 March 2009
Oxford United
Home
1–1
3,700
Bridges
[43]
39
31 March 2009
York City
Away
2–0
1,923
Boylan, Morison
[44]
40
4 April 2009
Kidderminster Harriers
Away
2–4
2,115
Boylan, Cole
[45]
41
7 April 2009
Cambridge United
Home
2–1
3,408
Mendes, Boylan
[46]
42
11 April 2009
Ebbsfleet United
Home
1–0
1,913
Cole
[47]
43
13 April 2009
Crawley Town
Away
2–0
1,161
Bostwick, Willock
[48]
44
18 April 2009
Torquay United
Home
0–0
2,819
[49]
45
21 April 2009
Kidderminster Harriers
Home
3–1
2,530
Morison, Boylan (2)
[50]
46
26 April 2009
Mansfield Town
Away
1–2
3,614
Laird
[51]

Conference National play-offs[edit]

Game Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers Notes
SF1
30 April 2009
Cambridge United
Home
3–1
4,446
Roberts, Morison (2)
[52]
SF2
4 May 2009
Cambridge United
Away
0–3
6,507
[53]

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2008–09 FA Cup

The Fourth Round Qualifying draw for the 2008–09 FA Cup paired Stevenage Borough with Horsham of the Isthmian League Premier Division.[54] The match was played at Broadhall Way on 25 October 2008, and resulted in a 2–2 draw. Mitchell Cole opened the scoring just after the half hour mark, latching onto a Luke Oliver header and powerfully finishing past Horsham goalkeeper Paul Seuke. The lead lasted all of a minute, with former Borough man Jean-Michel Sigere slotting the ball past Chris Day. Horsham took the lead just before the interval, when Sigere sent Lee Farrell through on goal to give the visitors a lead to defend going into the second-half. However, Stevenage equalised late into the second period, thanks to a low-drilled effort from substitute Scott Laird.[55][56] The draw meant that a replay would take place on 29 October. The draw for the First Round Proper was made on 26 October, with the winners of the replay travelling to the Walkers Stadium to play Leicester City on 8 November.

Stevenage ran out 4–1 winners in the replay, thanks to a sixteen-minute spell late in the second half that saw Borough score all four of their goals. However, it was Horsham who took the lead through a Lee Carney strike mid-way into the first half to give the hosts a deserved one-goal margin. Daryl McMahon equalised for Stevenage twenty minutes before the end, before setting up striker Calum Willock to slot home and subsequently give the visitors the lead. Willock then turned provider, setting up Steve Morison for an easy finish a minute before the added extras. The scoring wasn’t over though as Morison repaid the favour as his cross found Willock who promptly netted to complete the rout.[57][58]

Stevenage fell at the First Round proper stage of the FA Cup as they lost 3–0 to Leicester City at the Walkers Stadium. Lloyd Dyer gave Leicester the lead following good work down the right flank by Matty Fryatt. Fryatt was on hand to give the League One side a two-goal advantage after the break, before Andy King completed a comfortable victory for the hosts.[59]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers Notes
Q4
25 October 2008
Horsham
Home
2–2
1,051
Cole, Laird
[55]
Q4r
29 October 2008
Horsham
Away
4–1
641
McMahon, Willock (2), Morison
[57]
1
8 November 2008
Leicester City
Away
0–3
7,586
[59]

FA Trophy[edit]

Main article: 2008–09 FA Trophy

Stevenage Borough entered the 2008-09 FA Trophy at the First round stage, and were paired against Hertfordshire rivals St Albans City at the draw on 24 November 2008. The match was played at Broadhall Way on 13 December 2008. Stevenage ran out eventual 4–1 winners, with Andy Drury opening the scoring just before the half-time interval after good work from Lee Boylan.[60] Despite having many chances to double their lead in the second-half, Stevenage were made to rue missed chances when Gary Cohen equalised for the visitors 10 minutes before the end. The equaliser seemingly spurred Stevenage on, and Steve Morison put Borough 2–1 up with a curling effort from just inside the area. The game was sealed five minutes later by Boylan following a fatal mistake by St Albans goalkeeper Paul Bastock. Morison sealed his brace in injury-time, to put a gloss on what was a tough encounter.[60]

The Second Round draw was held on 15 December 2009, and Stevenage were drawn against either Farnborough or Wingate & Finchley. The match between Farnborough and Wingate was played on 18 December, which Farnborough won 3–1 to set up a second round clash between Farnborough and Stevenage at Cherrywood Road. The tie meant that Graham Westley would be pitting his wits against the club he had previously managed for four years between the years 1999 and 2003. The game had initially been scheduled to be played on 10 January 2009, but was postponed after an early-morning pitch inspection. The match was re-scheduled to be played on 13 January 2009. The draw for the Third Round was made on 12 January, and providing Stevenage saw off the challenge of Farnborough they would be at home to Conference National leaders Burton Albion. Stevenage comfortably eased into the Third Round with a two goal victory. First half goals from Mark Roberts and Lee Boylan put Stevenage in the driving seat, and although Farnborough carved out some chances for themselves in the second half, the result was never really in doubt.[61]

The result meant that Stevenage would play Burton Albion on 31 January, who had previously disposed of Farsley Celtic and Salisbury City in the two previous rounds. Stevenage emphatically won the match 4–0 at Broadhall Way. Stevenage took a deserved lead into half-time after the prolific Steve Morison put Borough ahead following good work by Mitchell Cole down the left-wing. Burton forced two good saves from goalkeeper Chris Day just after the break, but it was Stevenage who doubled their lead thanks to a low-drilled, deflected effort from Mitchell Cole. This forced Burton to push forward, meaning Stevenage were able to exploit the Brewers on the counter-attack. Minutes later, Steve Morison added to his tally with a timely lob over the helpless Kevin Poole. The day was rounded off in injury-time when David Bridges sent a rasping effort beyond the outstretched hand of Poole.[62]

The Monday after the match against Burton, the Fourth Round draw handed Stevenage a home tie with another Conference National side in the form of Forest Green Rovers. The match was to be played on 21 February 2009. As was the case in the previous round, Stevenage ran out comfortable 4–0 winners at Broadhall Way. Stevenage started strongly and took the lead mid-way into the first-half, courtesy of a curling Andy Drury free-kick. Similarly to the previous round against Burton, Borough forcefully built on the 1–0 lead taken into the break. David Bridges doubled Stevenage's advantage fifteen minutes after the interval with a glancing header. The game was then put beyond doubt, thanks to another goal from a set-piece; this time Mark Roberts powerfully heading past Ryan Robinson. The final goal came from marksmen Steve Morison, his fifth goal in four FA Trophy appearances. Lee Boylan got to the by-line and pulled the ball back for Morison, who secured another four goal victory in the FA Trophy.[63]

The semi-final draw was made on 23 February 2009, with Borough due to play the winner of the tie between Ebbsfleet United and Wrexham. The replay between Ebbsfleet and Wrexham was played on 24 February, and ended with Ebbsfleet winning 3-1 to set up a two-legged semi-final clash against Stevenage, with the first leg being played on 14 March at Broadhall Way.[64] In what was a close and tense affair, Stevenage took a one-goal advantage into the second-leg after a 3–2 victory in front of a crowd of 2,344. Borough started the game well, and were a goal to the good after just five minutes, thanks to another strike from Steve Morison. Just after the half hour mark, Borough doubled their advantage after some poor defending by the FA Trophy holders; with Scott Laird capitalising on a loose pass to send Lee Boylan in on goal to clinically finish past Lance Cronin. However, despite being two goals to the good, and looking relatively comfortable, Ebbsfleet managed to half the deficit in the second-half, after Neil Barrett stooped low to head past Chris Day in goal. Minutes later, the tie was all-square when Stacy Long sent a 20-yard dipping volley into the top right hand corner of the net. The setback spurred the home side on and with ten minutes left on the clock David Bridges rose powerfully to thunder a header past Cronin and ensure that Stevenage had a lead to defend going into the second-leg at Stonebridge Road.[65]

The second leg, played a week later on 21 March 2009, was equally as tight as the first leg, with Stevenage winning the game 1–0 after a Peter Vincenti strike deep into injury-time.[66] The 1–0 win meant that Stevenage won 4–2 on aggregate and consequently booked their place at Wembley Stadium for the second time in three years, where they would play York City on 9 May.[67]

Stevenage defeated York 2–0 in the final of the FA Trophy in front of 27,102 at Wembley Stadium to taste FA Trophy success for the second time in three seasons.[68] Stevenage dominated the game, but had to be patient to break down a resilient York City outfit. Steve Morison broke the deadlock, in what turned out to be his last game in a Stevenage shirt before moving to Millwall,[69] tapping in after Mark Roberts had knocked the ball down from an Andy Drury corner mid-way into the second-half. Lee Boylan doubled the lead in injury-time, scooping the ball over York goalkeeper Michael Ingham to ensure a successful FA Trophy campaign.[70]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers Notes
1
13 December 2008
St Albans City
Home
4–1
737
Drury, Morison (2), Boylan
[60]
2
13 January 2009
Farnborough
Away
2–0
705
Boylan, Roberts
[61]
3
31 January 2009
Burton Albion
Home
4–0
1,318
Morison (2), Cole, Bridges
[62]
4
21 February 2009
Forest Green Rovers
Home
4–0
1,349
Drury, Bridges, Roberts, Morison
[63]
SF1
14 March 2009
Ebbsfleet United
Home
3–2
2,344
Morison, Boylan, Bridges
[65]
SF2
21 March 2009
Ebbsfleet United
Away
1–0
3,008
Vincenti
[66]
F
9 May 2009
York City
Neutral
2–0
27,102
Morison, Boylan
[70]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Burton Albion (C) (P) 46 27 7 12 81 52 +29 88 Promotion to League Two
2 Cambridge United 46 24 14 8 65 39 +26 86 Qualification to Conference National playoffs
3 Histon 46 23 14 9 78 48 +30 83
4 Torquay United (P) 46 23 14 9 72 47 +25 83
5 Stevenage Borough 46 23 12 11 73 54 +19 81
6 Kidderminster Harriers 46 23 10 13 69 48 +21 79
7 Oxford United 46 24 10 12 72 51 +21 077*
8 Kettering Town 46 21 13 12 50 37 +13 76
9 Crawley Town 46 19 14 13 77 55 +22 070*
10 Wrexham 46 18 12 16 64 48 +16 66
11 Rushden & Diamonds 46 16 15 15 61 49 +12 63
12 Mansfield Town 46 19 9 18 57 55 +2 062*
13 Eastbourne Borough 46 18 6 22 58 70 −12 60
14 Ebbsfleet United 46 16 10 20 52 60 −8 58
15 Altrincham 46 15 11 20 49 66 −17 56
16 Salisbury City 46 14 13 19 54 64 −10 55
17 York City 46 11 19 16 47 51 −4 52
18 Forest Green Rovers 46 12 16 18 70 76 −6 52
19 Grays Athletic 46 14 10 22 44 64 −20 52
20 Barrow 46 12 15 19 51 65 −14 51
21 Woking (R) 46 10 14 22 37 60 −23 44 Relegation to Conference North/Conference South
22 Northwich Victoria (R) 46 11 10 25 56 75 −19 43
23 Weymouth (R) 46 11 10 25 45 86 −41 43
24 Lewes (R) 46 6 6 34 28 89 −61 24

Source: Football Conference
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
* Mansfield Town deducted 4 points;[71] Oxford United deducted 5 points;[72] Crawley Town deducted 1 point;[73]
(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.

Season statistics[edit]

Starts and goals[edit]

[74]

No. Nat Pos Player Total Conference National FA Cup FA Trophy
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1
England GK Ashley Bayes 7 0 5+1 0 0 0 1 0
2
England DF Lawrie Wilson 41 1 24+11 1 1 0 5 0
3
England DF Scott Laird 52 3 43 2 3 1 6 0
4
Tanzania DF Eddie Odhiambo 19 1 9+8 1 2 0 0 0
5
England DF Jon Ashton 11 0 11 0 0 0 0 0
6
England DF Mark Albrighton 30 1 25+4 1 1 0 0 0
7
Republic of Ireland MF Darren Murphy 19 1 10+2 1 0 0 7 0
8
England MF Gary Mills 36 0 21+9 0 2+1 0 2+1 0
9
Tunisia FW Dino Maamria 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
10
England FW Lee Boylan 41 10 25+7 10 2 0 7 0
11
Montserrat FW Junior Mendes 8 1 4+4 1 0 0 0 0
14
England DF Mark Roberts 32 4 25 2 0 0 7 2
15
England MF John Martin 12 0 11 0 1 0 0 0
16
England GK Chris Day 50 0 41 0 3 0 6 0
18
England MF David Bridges 19 5 15 3 0 0 4 2
19
Saint Kitts and Nevis FW Calum Willock 33 6 12+17 4 2 2 0+2 0
20
England FW Steve Morison 51 30 40+1 22 3 1 7 7
21
England MF Mitchell Cole 51 14 36+6 12 3 1 6 1
23
England MF Andy Drury 35 6 23+2 5 2+1 0 7 1
24
England MF Michael Bostwick 49 3 39 3 3 0 7 0
25
England DF Ronnie Henry 49 0 41 0 3 0 5 0
27
England FW Jerome Anderson 7 0 0+7 0 0 0 0 0
30
England MF Peter Vincenti 30 5 10+16 4 1+1 0 1+1 1
Players who left the club before the end of the season
5
England DF Luke Oliver 22 0 18+4 0 0 0 0 0
7
England FW Anthony Thomas 11 0 5+6 0 0 0 0 0
9
England FW Iyseden Christie 3 0 2+1 0 0 0 0 0
11
England MF Tommy Black 6 0 3+3 0 0 0 0 0
13
Republic of Ireland MF Daryl McMahon 15 1 11+2 0 2 1 0 0
28
England MF Kieron St Aimie 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
32
England MF Ed Upson 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
33
England MF Jordan Parkes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

End of Season Awards[edit]

Award Player
Supporters Association Player of the Year Mark Roberts[75]

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Pos Player From Fee Date Notes
GK
England Ashley Bayes
Crawley Town
Free Transfer
12 May 2008
[76]
MF
England Gary Mills
Kettering Town
Free Transfer
12 May 2008
[76]
MF
England David Bridges
Kettering Town
Free Transfer
12 May 2008
[76]
DF
Tanzania Eddie Odhiambo
Oxford United
Free Transfer
13 May 2008
[76]
FW
England Craig Westcarr
Kettering Town
Tribunal
16 May 2008
[77]
MF
England Andy Drury
Lewes
Free Transfer
16 May 2008
[78]
FW
England Anthony Thomas
Barnet
Free Transfer
17 May 2008
[78]
MF
England Michael Bostwick
Ebbsfleet United
Free Transfer
20 May 2008
[79]
DF
England Mark Albrighton
Cambridge United
Free Transfer
30 May 2008
[80]
FW
England Lee Boylan
Cambridge United
Undisclosed
6 June 2008
[81]
FW
England Iyseden Christie
Kidderminster Harriers
Free Transfer
6 June 2008
[81]
MF
England Luke Cole
Exeter City
Free Transfer
25 June 2008
[82]
GK
England Chris Day
Millwall
Free Transfer
1 September 2008
[83]
DF
England Mark Roberts
Northwich Victoria
£4,000
1 January 2009
[84]
MF
Republic of Ireland Darren Murphy
Cork City
Free Transfer
3 January 2009
[85]
DF
England Jon Ashton
Grays Athletic
Undisclosed
29 January 2009
[86]

Out[edit]

Pos Player To Fee Date Notes
FW
Montserrat Tesfaye Bramble
Leiston
Released
5 May 2008
[87]
FW
England Isaiah Rankin
Crawley Town
Released
5 May 2008
[88]
MF
England Alistair John
Chessington & Hook United
Released
5 May 2008
[89]
MF
England Jamie Eames
Colney Heath
Released
5 May 2008
[90]
MF
England Junior Lewis
Welwyn Garden City
Released
5 May 2008
[91]
MF
England Mark Molesley
Grays Athletic
Released
10 May 2008
[92]
MF
England Tyrone Berry
Gillingham
Released
10 May 2008
[93]
DF
England Damian Batt
Fisher Athletic
Released
10 May 2008
[94]
MF
England Sammy Moore
Dover Athletic
Released
17 May 2008
[95]
MF
England Wayne O'Sullivan
Braintree Town
Released
25 June 2008
[96]
DF
England Ashley Westwood
Wrexham
Released
11 July 2008
[97]
FW
England Craig Westcarr
Kettering Town
Free Transfer
19 August 2008
[77]
MF
England Tommy Black
Barnet
Released
1 January 2009
[98]
FW
England Anthony Thomas
Hemel Hempstead
Released
3 January 2009
[99]
MF
Republic of Ireland Daryl McMahon
Cambridge United
Released
7 January 2009
[100]
DF
England Luke Oliver
Wycombe Wanderers
Free Transfer
29 January 2009
[101]
FW
England Iyseden Christie
Torquay United
Released
2 February 2009
[102]

Loans in[edit]

Pos Player From Date End date Notes
MF
England Ed Upson
Ipswich Town
1 September 2008
1 December 2008
[83]
MF
England Jordan Parkes
West Ham United
25 November 2008
22 December 2008
[84]
MF
England Kieron St Aimie
Barnet
26 November 2008
27 December 2008
[84]
DF
England Mark Roberts
Northwich Victoria
27 November 2008
1 January 2009
[84]
FW
Montserrat Junior Mendes
Aldershot Town
27 March 2009
31 May 2009
[103]

Loans out[edit]

Pos Player To Date End date Notes
FW
England Iyseden Christie
Kettering Town
2 September 2008
18 January 2009
[104]
MF
England John Martin
Ebbsfleet United
3 February 2009
7 April 2009
[105]

See also[edit]

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