Strong signs from the Daniels against higher league opposition.
The spoils were shared when conference north side visited the Zeeco. Writes Stephen Breden
Boston, featuring three former Stamford players, had a shaky start as there was a strong penalty shout within just two minutes. Elliot Sandy controlled a high ball inside the area then felt contact from behind but the referee wasn’t convinced.
On the 25th minute Rob Morgan received the ball just inside the Boston half, he charged at the defence before being taken down about 24 yards away from goal. Jake Duffy stepped up to take the free-kick and for the second time this season found the back of the net.
Five minutes later he had another free-kick but this time he could not get it on target. One of the former Stamford players in the Boston team, Tom Batchelor, went close with ten minutes of the first half to go. He met a deep corner at the back post and thundered a header off the bar.
Two minutes after the break Boston were level. Following a blocked shot James Clifton crossed the ball to Liam Adams who tapped home from close range. Five minutes later Stamford could have been back in front, if it wasn’t for an excellent save. John King crossed the ball to the edge of the box where Jake Duffy fired a shot towards goal forcing the save from Harry Payne.
A minute later Stamford had another good chance as a Liam Marshall free-kick from just outside the area went just over the bar.
With 15 to go Stamford had another good chance as Jake Duffy played an excellent pass over the Boston defence, this was well controlled by John King who set the ball to Jon Challinor but he flicked his shot over.
The final chance of the game came to the Daniels as a shot from the edge of the box was blocked, only to fall to Jon Challinor who crossed to the back post were Jordan Smith had a free header but he could only head it over.