Haber’s goal helps Stevenage snap six-game skid

Marcus Haber

Marcus Haber

When it comes to soccer, most of the world’s fans had their eyes glued Tuesday to the Manchester United-Real Madrid Champions League Clash.

But, in front of a home crowd of 2,794 — an attendance number that included the 882 away supporters — Canadian Marcus Haber ended Stevenage FC’s six-game losing skid in England’s League One. Stevenage stabilized itself in 15th place with a 1-0 win over Brentford.

Haber poked the ball home after it was headed by teammate Mark Roberts. Haber’s goal allowed him to atone for an earlier miss — a headed effort crashed off the bar earlier in the match.

The team’s losing streak obliterated any chance of promotion; even with the win, Stevenage sits 14 points out of sixth place and a chance to get into the promotion playoffs. And there’s just 11 games to go in the team’s schedule.

Haber — who scored for Canada against Mexico in the semifinals of last year’s CONCACAF U-23 Olympic qualifiers — sits on seven goals on the season, good for second on the team.

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About Steven Sandor

I'm currently the colour commentator for FC Edmonton broadcasts on Sportsnet, NASL.com and TEAM 1260. I've covered the Toronto FC beat for four years, worked for the Edmonton Aviators of the USL for a season, covered the Edmonton Drillers of the NPSL and started covering Canadian World Cup qualifiers in 1996. I've covered the CONCACAF Champions League and the U-20 World Cup. I'm passionate about soccer in North America.