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Stevenage 1 Saints 4
This live event has finished
- Saints beat Stevenage 4-1 in the second round of the Capital One Cup
- Full 11 changes for Saints from Wigan game
- Tadanari Lee scores the opener in return from injury
- Billy Sharp, Jason Puncheon and Ben Reeves add the others
In case you've missed it, Saints have tonight announced a new signing.
You can find out about it here .
That's full time. Saints win 4-1 to make it to the third round
GOAL x 2...again! Stevenage 1 Saints 4
Michael Talassitis pulls one back before Ben Reeves drills home from 20 yards.
GOAL x 2! Stevenage 0 Saints 3
Disputed back pass gives Saints a free kick in the centre of the area. Puncheon takes it quickly and Sharp finishes.
Then Puncheon flicks the ball up and smashes home an incredible goal from 25 yards.
Sharp curls over the bar after good work from Lee and Puncheon.
Saints have been so much better this half.
GOAL - Stevenage 0 Saints 1
Much better showing in the second half from Saints and they get the lead on 53 minutes. Good work from Puncheon who finds Sharp down the right. His low cross converted by Lee
Second half about to get underway. Saints hoping for better than the first period.
Stevenage continue to boss this. Only a good block from Dan Seaborne stops Freeman from tapping home after Haber had outpaced Richardson to get in behind and get the ball across goal
Stevenage having the better of things for a period. Haber headed wide before Rogers' drilled low shot saw Gazzaniga dive down to his left to save it.
The game is fairly even. In fairness to Stevenage they get the ball and pass it about. You do feel that Saints have it in them to produce the quality to get some goals though.
Real scare for Saints as a Tansey free kick from just outside the area comes off the underside of the bar and bounces out
Sharp produced a great first time finish after a Ward-Prowse through ball but the flag was up for offside.
Otherwise it has been a bright start for Stevenage who are pressing Saints high up the pitch and are a big, strong, physical and determined side, even if they don't have the qualityt that Saints can boast.
Stevenage to kick off and get us underway in a few moments
7:26pm Tue 28 Aug 12
Puddletown Saint says
Hmmm Should have more than enough for these Lets hope Shaw Lee and Sharp all play fantastic and stake a place for the first team
3-1 to the Saints
As a side note we could have extra time and penalties to decide this tie if required.
Let's hope not...
It's an important chance for a few of the Saints boys to stake a claim for a first team place.
There are also plenty of scouts in attendance at the Lamex Stadium for those whose futures may lay elsewhere with the transfer window closing on Friday.
Warm-ups over. The Saints squad have returned to the dressing room to get ready for action.
The pitch looks relatively dry but in immaculate condition. Saints will be in yellow.
Stevenage: Day, Gray, Charles, Ashton, Tansey, Dunne, Haber, Akins, Roberts, Freeman, Rogers.
Subs: Arnold, Grant, Furlonge, Ball, Thalassitis, N'Gala, Shroot.
Saints make 11 changes from the team that lost to Wigan in the league.
Saints: Gazzaniga, Butterfield, Richardson, Seaborne, Shaw, Chaplow, Ward-Prowse, Hammond, Puncheon, Sharp, Lee.
Subs: K Davis, Stephens, Chambers, Reeves, Moore, Hoskins, Sinclair.