Stevenage 3-0 Bury: Report

05 May 2012 05:31

Boro bag play-off place

Craig Reid, Joel Byrom and Chris Beardsley wrapped up a comfortable 3-0 victory over Bury which sealed Stevenage's spot in the League One play-offs.

Reid, recalled to Boro's XI, lashed home his 21st goal of the season after 24 minutes to set the hosts on their way to a third straight home win before Byrom's contentious penalty and Beardsley's late strike rubber-stamped sixth place.

Stevenage, aiming for a third successive promotion, will now face Sheffield United in the play-offs.

After a tense opening, the hosts broke the deadlock when Luke Freeman whipped in a dangerous cross which Bury defender Efe Sodje could only flick into the direction of Reid, who chested the ball down and lashed home.

Shakers goalkeeper Jonathan Bond produced a fine stop to deny Freeman and soon after the break he was at it again, thwarting substitute Robin Shroot and Lawrie Wilson in quick succession.

Bryom then made it two-nil from the spot after 77 minutes when Sodje was adjudged to have brought down Shroot, before Beardsley wrapped things up from the edge of the area late on.

Stevenage 3-0 Bury: Match Report - view commentary, squad, and statictics of the game as it happened.

Source: DSG

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