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Broadhall Way (ATT 1,970) 25th February 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Stevenage Stevenage vs Crewe Alexandra Crewe

Stevenage 1

F Zoko (5)

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Crewe 0

Zoko comes to Boro rescue

Last Updated: 25/02/14 10:50pm

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Francois Zoko: Scored the winning goal

Francois Zoko: Scored the winning goal

Francois Zoko was Stevenage's hero as his early goal gave Boro a desperately-needed 1-0 win against fellow strugglers Crewe.

Boro came into this match on the back of three straight defeats but Zoko's 16th goal of the season means they are now six points adrift of their opponents with two games in hand.

Stevenage got off to the perfect start when Zoko did well to control a ball into the box and go past Mark Ellis before finishing with aplomb in the fifth minute.

Crewe came close to equalising, however, when Byron Moore whipped in a great cross from the right with Chuks Aneke's header at the near post going narrowly wide.

Aneke was closer still just before half-time when Moore picked him out again and Stevenage goalkeeper Chris Day was very fortunate as he flapped the ball against his own crossbar.

The Railwaymen continued to press in the second half but the nearest they came to a point was when Mathias Pogba headed over yet another cross by Moore.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
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1 Swindon Town 26 54
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Milton Keynes Dons 26 52
4 Preston North End 26 47
5 Chesterfield 26 38
6 Rochdale 25 37
7 Fleetwood Town 27 37
8 Bradford City 25 36
9 Sheffield United 24 36
10 Notts County 26 35
11 Doncaster Rovers 25 35
12 Port Vale 27 35
13 Peterborough United 26 34
14 Oldham Athletic 25 34
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Gillingham 27 31
17 Scunthorpe United 24 30
18 Coventry City 27 30
19 Barnsley 25 29
20 Crewe Alexandra 26 29
21 Colchester United 26 27
22 Leyton Orient 26 26
23 Yeovil Town 27 25
24 Crawley Town 27 24