Set Pieces Cost Daniels
Two corners and a free-kick were the Daniels downfall as they went down 3-1 in Graham Drury’s first game in charge.
He made two changes to the team that won at Coalville. In came Jordan Smith after injury and Lincoln City loanee, Elliot Hodge. They replaced Will Rawdon and Aaron Hassall.
Stamford had the first chance of the game when Hodge swung in a free kick from the right. The effort caught out the home goalkeeper as he was expecting a cross but the stopper caught not hold the effort but unfortunately, no Daniels player was on hand to take advantage.
Tom Mcgowan the rode a challenge on the edge of the area to break into the box and his cross was met by Jordan Smith but his shot was wide of the goal.
Frickley then had a chance when Jimmy Eyles broke clear of the Daniels back line but Enol Ordonez was on hand to divert the shot for a corner. The resultant set-piece saw a shot blasted over the bar.
The Daniels took the lead on nineteen minutes through Shawn Richards. A corner was swung in by Hodge and the effort was cleared the ball found its way back to the Lincoln youngster who played the ball to Richards who hit the shot left footed past the keeper into the far corner of the goal.
Andrew Phillips then beat the off-side trap to have a shot at goal but effort was weak and easily saved by the Frickley keeper. As the half drew to a close, Ordonez saved well on the edge of his area.
In the second half, the home started the brighter but their equalising goal had a stroke of fortune about it. Corner was swung in and the ball was missed by Jon Challinor at the near post and the ball struck Tom Mcgowan and the ball diverted into the net with the Daniels keeper wrong footed.
Frickley were now dominating possession with Ordonez needing to pull off a couple of strong saves to keep the score level. The home then took the lead on seventy minutes with a similar goal to their first. A corner was swung in and Brad Grayson headed the ball in from close range.
Stamford continued to look for an equaliser but efforts from Eddy Samba, Hodge and Richards all failed to trouble the home keeper.
Frickley’s third again had an element of luck about it. A free-kick in a central position struck a player in the four man wall and the effort went over Ordonez who had already committed himself.