Stevenage FC are an English football team who were formed in 1976 following the demise of the town's former club Stevenage Athletic. Formally dubbed Stevenage Borough, they joined the Unibond Counties League in 1980 and enjoyed instant success which saw them climb up the lower regions of the football pyramid throughout the 80s and 90s. In 1993/94, the team won promotion to the Football Conference after winning the Isthmian Premier division.
The club continued to move forward at an impressive rate as they won the Conference in 1995/96. However, they were unable to progress into the Third Division due to insufficient ground facilities. Further promising campaigns were completed although the main talking points were the team's FA Cup runs. In the 96/97 season, the side narrowly lost to Birmingham City whilst they took Premiership giants Newcastle to a replay in the fourth round of the 97/98 event.
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Nevertheless, the club underwent financial difficulties and looked destined for relegation in the early stages of the noughties. However, Graham Westley was appointed manager in 2003 and set about leading the team back up the table. A respectable 12th place was achieved in 2002/03 before an 8th place finish in 03/04. In 04/05, Stevenage made the Play Offs after finishing 5th and progressed to the final after defeating Hereford over two legs. However, they were defeated 1-0 by Carlisle in the final. Westley's contract was not renewed as the club finished 6th, thus missing out on the Play Offs the following season.
Mark Stimson was made the club's new manager and managed to win the FA Trophy in his first season despite missing out on the Play Offs. With the club leading the division in the 07/08 campaign, Stimson left to become manager of Gillingham. Peter Taylor took charge but resigned at the end of the season as the team slipped out of the Play Offs. Graham Westley returned for his second stint in charge at the start of the 08/09 campaign and saw his side embark on a 27 game unbeaten run that helped them into the Play Offs again. However, they lost the semi final 4-3 over two legs to Cambridge United. Eventually, after many years of just falling short, Stevenage gained promotion to the Football League under Westley in the 09/10 campaign. A late surge saw them overtake Oxford United who had led the table majority of the season. As a result, the team decided to change their name from Stevenage Borough to Stevenage FC.