Unbeaten Boro march on
Last Updated: September 18, 2012 11:43pm
Shroot: On the scoresheet again for Boro
Greg Tansey's stunning strike helped high-flying Stevenage to their first home win of the season as they beat Walsall 3-1 in League One.
The Saddlers had pegged the hosts back after Robin Shroot's opener on Tuesday night but Tansey opened his account for his new club in the most spectacular fashion as the Boro claimed a deserved three points - building on three successive home draws and extending their unbeaten league start, which also ended Walsall's five-match unbeaten run.
After an uneventful opening 24 minutes at Broadhall Way, Stevenage went ahead when Shroot controlled David Gray's long pass before firing a fine shot across David Grof and into the bottom corner.
Walsall drew level just before the hour mark when George Bowerman was given the simple task of heading Jamie Paterson's terrific cross into the net from a few yards.
However, Tansey produced something truly special after receiving the ball from Anthony Grant, his 30-yard effort rocketing into the top corner and leaving Grof grasping at thin air.
The hosts made the result safe with four minutes remaining when Tansey's precise cross picked out Lucas Akins at the back post and he volleyed into the ground and into the far corner.
Sky Bet League 1
Tue 18th Sep
Bournemth2 - 2Brentford
Carlisle0 - 0Crewe
Colchester1 - 1Crawley
Leyton Or4 - 1Yeovil
MK Dons1 - 1Notts Co
Oldham1 - 1Scunthorpe
Portsmouth1 - 2Swindon
Preston5 - 0Hartlepool
Sheff Utd0 - 0Doncaster
Shrewsbury4 - 1Coventry
Stevenage3 - 1Walsall
Tranmere3 - 0Bury
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