By Ben Coulbeck
Stevenage 1 Northwich Vics 1
Vics hung on with ten men to secure Steve King’s first point as manager.
Hosts Borough, who have play-off ambitions this term, started the brighter and had several attempts on goal but nothing that caused Vics stopper Michael Jones any problems.
And it was Vics that took the lead through former Stevenage striker Darryn Stamp. Peter Winn's free kick from the right was met by Stamp who guided the ball past keeper Chris Day.
After the break, the hosts pressed for an equaliser but still could not find a way through Vics' backline.
But on 65 minutes, Stevenage finally found the net after Andy Drury collected the ball on the edge of the area, cut inside and curled his shot into the top-right corner.
Shortly after, Vics’ task at Broadhall Way was made that bit tougher after goalscorer Stamp was given his marching orders after fouls on Lawrie Wilson and Mark Albrighton. It was a harsh decision that could have cost Vics a valuable point.
But the men in green held firm until the final whistle thanks to their back four and Mark Roberts in particular.
Northwich: Jones, Aspin, Roberts, Crowell (Flynn 83), Grand, Yussuff, Wagstaff, Winn (Brown 89), Antwi, Burns (Mullan 79), Stamp.
Subs Not Used: Robinson, Bailey.