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Whitby Town
D Clements (34')
Full time
R Jones (76' OG), I Hussan (62' Sent Off)
Sat 11 Apr 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier - Premier Division Attendance 387

Own Goal Denies Daniels Win

An own goal by skipper Richard Jones denied Stamford their first league win at the Zeeco stadium.

The Daniels, as often this season, began brightly and Ryan Robbins - returning to the starting line-up after suspension - carved out the first opportunity in just the second minute; beating three men in blue as he cut in from the right, to drive a fierce left foot shot just wide of the right upright.

Just a few minutes later, Nathan Fox, who had another solid game at left back, struck a firm free kick which took a deflection before Whitby keeper Shane Bland could only parry for a defender to hook clear.

The visitors’ early pressure was limited to a couple of corners and the home side were the more creative in the opening 45 with man-of-the-match Dan Clements close to finishing off a smart move which he began with a surging run from the half way line.

Greg Smith, who with a series of delicate back heels and flicks, showed a deft touch which belied his target man billing, fired narrowly over on the turn from the penalty spot and had another opportunity smothered by Bland at the big strikers’ feet.

Lee Mason fired a half-volley from the edge of the box for Whitby but Stamford’s back line was protecting Andy Stevens well when Stamford broke the deadlock on the break.

Play had become scruffy from both sides in the face of strong gusts of wind but on 34 minutes, Robbins picked out Tom Mcgowan wide on the right and his low cross found Jon Challinor who did very well after stumbling to pull the ball back for an unmarked Clements, who had bagged a hat-trick on Monday, to slam the ball home from close range.

There was a further curling effort from Robbins before the break but a double half time substitution from Whitby changed the balance of play in the second half.

A slick back heel from Smith into path of Michael Built created an early opening. But Built, who had taken a heavy knock in the first half, ran into cul-de-sac and limped off shortly after to be replaced by Jordan Smith.

Stamford created little after that early threat and the visitors, who are not mathematically safe themselves, steadily improved while home side’s balance and cohesion ebbed away.

Even after the dismissal of Ibrahim Hassan, for a second yellow, Whitby looked the more threatening with a series of crosses posing Stamford problems.

They had been given warning when Town had the ball in the net at a free kick only to be scrubbed out for a marginal offside

Mason forced a great diving save from Stevens but the pressure told with 15 minutes remaining and Stamford skipper Richard Jones turned a cross into his own net at the near post.

Stamford threw everybody forward in search of a late winner but the Yorkshire side returned home with a crucial and deserved share of the spoils.

Stamford: Andy Stevens, Ryan Clarke, Nathan Fox, Tom Mcgowan, Richard Jones (c), Tom Batchelor, Michael Built (Jordan Smith), Jon Challinor, Greg Smith (Courtney Meade), Dan Clements, Ryan Robbins. Subs not used: Lewis Carr, Kurtis Revan, Dan Lawlor.

Whitby Town: Shane Bland, Ibrahim Hussan, Mark Robinson (c), Kevin Burgess, Richard Pell (Steven Snaith), David McTiernan, Lee Bullock, Dale Hopson, Lee Mason, James Brown (Jamie Clarke), Matthew Waters (Charlie Raby). Subs: Robert Nolan, David Campbell.

Attendance: 387.

Daniels man of the match (Sponsored by The Grainstore Brewery): Dan Clements

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Key moments

Goal Dan Clements scores for Stamford
Red Card Ibrahim Hussan is sent off for Whitby Town
Own Goal Richard Jones scores an own goal


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86:00 Yellow Card
Jamie Clarke is yellow carded for Whitby Town
84:00 Sub Off
Matthew Waters is substituted off for Whitby Town
84:00 Sub On
Charlie Raby is substituted on for Whitby Town
62:00 Red Card 1 - 0
Ibrahim Hussan is sent off for Whitby Town
55:00 Yellow Card
Kevin Burgess is yellow carded for Whitby Town
46:00 Sub On
Steven Snaith is substituted on for Whitby Town
46:00 Sub On
Jamie Clarke is substituted on for Whitby Town
46:00 Sub Off
James Brown is substituted off for Whitby Town
46:00 Sub Off
Richard Pell is substituted off for Whitby Town
End of period 1
32:00 Yellow Card
Lee Mason is yellow carded for Whitby Town
32:00 Yellow Card
Ibrahim Hussan is yellow carded for Whitby Town
20:00 Yellow Card
Richard Pell is yellow carded for Whitby Town
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Stamford
  • Whitby Town
  • 0
  • Richard Pell Yellow Card 20:00'
  • Ibrahim Hussan Yellow Card 32:00'
  • Lee Mason Yellow Card 32:00'
  • Dan Clements Goal 34:00'
  • Michael Built Yellow Card 44:00'
  • Richard Pell Sub Off 46:00'
  • Steven Snaith Sub On 46:00'
  • James Brown Sub Off 46:00'
  • Jamie Clarke Sub On 46:00'
  • Michael Built Sub Off 50:00'
  • Jordan Smith Sub On 50:00'
  • Kevin Burgess Yellow Card 55:00'
  • Richard Jones Yellow Card 57:00'
  • Ibrahim Hussan Red Card 62:00'
  • Richard Jones Own Goal 76:00'
  • Greg Smith Yellow Card 80:00'
  • Greg Smith Sub Off 82:00'
  • Courtney Meade Sub On 82:00'
  • Matthew Waters Sub Off 84:00'
  • Charlie Raby Sub On 84:00'
  • Jamie Clarke Yellow Card 86:00'

Team selection

Whitby Town
  • 1. Shane Bland
  • 2. Ibrahim Hussan
  • 3. Mark Robinson
  • 4. Kevin Burgess
  • 5. Richard Pell
  • 6. David McTiernan
  • 7. Lee Bullock
  • 8. Dale Hopson
  • 9. Lee Mason
  • 10. James Brown
  • 11. Matthew Waters
  • 12. Steven Snaith
  • 13. Robert Nolan
  • 14. Jamie Clarke
  • 15. Charlie Raby
  • 16. David Campbell

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# Team Pl Pts
18. Kings Lynn Town 46 52
19. Frickley Athletic 46 50
20. Stamford 46 50
21. Marine 46 49
22. Witton Albion 46 49
23. Trafford 46 33
24. Belper Town 46 32

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