DANIELS DELIVER TROPHY KO
Stamford knocked Blues out of the BuildBase FA Trophy with a 1-0 victory at Harrison Park in this First Qualifying Round replay.
Neil Baker made one change to the side that started the first clash 0-0 on Saturday with Marc Grocott returning from suspension in place of Charlie Walford.
The first half was an extension of the first match with no goals and little incident of note.
Blues did have the ball in the net on 14th minutes, but Jordan Johnson was ruled offside in what looked a marginal decision.
Things immediately livened up in the opening minute of the second half when a Stamford effort took a deflection and thudded into the post with Danny Roberts rooted to the spot.
Six minutes later the Daniels were in front following a break down the left and a low cross converted from close range by Liam Adams.
Blues were thrown a lifeline on 61 minutes when Stamford's Kern Miller was shown a straight red for a crude challenge on Johnson.
As the 10-man visitors defended deep so Leek upped the pressure but to no avail.
Scott Lycett saw a header from a corner brilliantly tipped onto the bar by Danny Haystead in the 77th minute.
Three minutes later Haystead was fortunate when he spilled Bott's low fee-kick and Darren Chadwick's follow-up from three yards out hit the post.(See video).
Four minutes from time Walford's deep cross almost deceived the back-pedalling goalkeeper who clawed the ball out at the far post.
Grocott had a late effort deflected over for a corner and there were a couple of goalmouth scrambles, but Stamford held out in determined fashion for a hard-fought win and a home tie against their local rivals Kettering Town.
1. Danny Roberts
2. Niall Green
3. Lewis Short
4. Marc Grocott (15. Charlie Walford, 73)
5. Scott Lycett
6. Darren Chadwick
7. Billy Reeves (12. Niall Maguire, 66)
8. Sam Hall
9. Jordan Johnson (16. Tim Grice, 66)
10. Aaron Bott
11. Rob Stevenson
Unused subs: 14. Jessy Bavanganga, 17 Ben Chapman
Yellow card: Scott Lycett