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Stamford
Salford City
T Batchelor (15')
Full time
L Clark (90')
Sat 9 Apr 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier - Premier Division Attendance 792

Stamford Denied Win by Late Leveller

The Daniels almost secured three vital points in their fight against relegation but denied by an injury time goal in their match against Salford City.

There were three changes to the starting eleven compared to the line up against Stourbridge. In came the fit again Taron Hare, Jack Wightwick and Callum Rzonca.

Stamford started brightly and they took the lead on fifteen minutes. The Daniels were awarded a free-kick following a push on Jordan Smith. Jake Duffy took the set piece and swung it in to the far post where Batchelor rose highest to head into the far top corner of the net. That goal was the first Salford had conceded in over nine hours of football.

The visitors probed the Daniels defence but the well marshalled back line kept them at bay. They were awarded a free-kick which was crossed in from the left but the shot was wide of the post. Then former Manchester United player Danny Webber had a shot a good possession from Salford but shot did not trouble Paul Bastock.

Salford City - 9th April - Photo's courtesy of Geoff Atton
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As the first half was coming to an end, Salford had their best chance of the half. A long ball downfield was flicked on by Jordan Hulme to Gary Stopforth and he unleashed a shot that Bastock pushed away and the Stamford defence cleared the danger at the expense of a corner. There was still time for the Daniels to have another chance when Sam Hill crossed the ball from the right towards Greg Smith but the Daniels frontman could not direct his header on target.

In the second half, Stamford continued to press. Greg Smith hit a crossfield ball to Jack Wightwick but the young winger could only put the ball into the side netting. Salford then had a chance with Webber again involved but his shot was well over the bar.

With twenty minutes remaining, the visitors made a triple substitution with Luke Clark, John Johnston and Gareth Seddon all coming on.

This injected more urgency into Salford and they almost equalised on seventy-five minutes a cross by Hulme crossed from the right and Chris Lynch poked the ball goalwards and Bastock missed the ball but Taron Hare was on hand to clear off the line. Seddon then had a chance but his header was straight at Bastock.

Salford were really pressing Stamford and the defence were finding it more difficult to push up the field.

As we entered injury time, Salford got the equaliser they were looking for. John Johnston crossed the ball from the right and fellow sub Luke Clark arrived late to volley the ball into the net.

Jordan Smith

Player of the Match

Jordan Smith

Key moments

15:00
Goal Tom Batchelor scores for Stamford
90:00
Goal Luke Clark scores for Salford City

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90:00 +0:01 Player of the Match
Jordan Smith is awarded player of the match for Stamford
90:00 Goal 1 - 1
Luke Clark scores for Salford City
88:00 Yellow Card
Greg Smith is yellow carded for Stamford
86:00 Sub Off
Jake Duffy is substituted off for Stamford
86:00 Sub On
Sam Downey is substituted on for Stamford
78:00 Yellow Card
Chris Lynch is yellow carded for Salford City
71:00 Sub On
John Johnston is substituted on for Salford City
71:00 Sub On
Luke Clark is substituted on for Salford City
71:00 Sub On
Gareth Seddon is substituted on for Salford City
71:00 Sub Off
James Poole is substituted off for Salford City
71:00 Sub Off
Daniel Webber is substituted off for Salford City
71:00 Sub Off
Scott Burton is substituted off for Salford City
70:00 Sub On
Curtis Hartley is substituted on for Stamford
70:00 Sub Off
Jack Wightwick is substituted off for Stamford
65:00 Sub Off
Callum Rzonca is substituted off for Stamford
65:00 Sub On
Chris Hamilton is substituted on for Stamford
60:00 Yellow Card
Scott Burton is yellow carded for Salford City
End of period 1
34:00 Yellow Card
Billy Priestley is yellow carded for Salford City
15:00 Goal 1 - 0
Tom Batchelor scores for Stamford
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Stamford
  • Salford City
  • 0
  • Tom Batchelor Goal 15:00'
  • Billy Priestley Yellow Card 34:00'
  • Scott Burton Yellow Card 60:00'
  • Chris Hamilton Sub On 65:00'
  • Callum Rzonca Sub Off 65:00'
  • Jack Wightwick Sub Off 70:00'
  • Curtis Hartley Sub On 70:00'
  • Scott Burton Sub Off 71:00'
  • Daniel Webber Sub Off 71:00'
  • James Poole Sub Off 71:00'
  • Gareth Seddon Sub On 71:00'
  • John Johnston Sub On 71:00'
  • Luke Clark Sub On 71:00'
  • Chris Lynch Yellow Card 78:00'
  • Jake Duffy Sub Off 86:00'
  • Sam Downey Sub On 86:00'
  • Greg Smith Yellow Card 88:00'
  • Luke Clark Goal 90:00'

Team selection

Bastock, Paul Bastock, Paul
Hare, Taron Hare, Taron
Luto, Oliver Luto, Oliver
Hill, Sam Hill, Sam
Batchelor, Tom Batchelor, Tom
Challinor, Jon Challinor, Jon
Wightwick, Jack Wightwick, Jack
Rzonca, Callum Rzonca, Callum
Duffy, Jake Duffy, Jake
Smith, Jordan Smith, Jordan
Smith, Greg Smith, Greg
Salford City
  • 1. Jay Lynch
  • 2. Chris Lynch
  • 3. Stephen O'Halloran
  • 4. Gary Stopforth
  • 5. Steven Howson
  • 6. Billy Priestley
  • 7. Tunji Moses
  • 8. Scott Burton
  • 9. James Poole
  • 10. Jordan Hulme
  • 11. Daniel Webber
  • 12. Evan Gumbs
  • 14. Luke Clark
  • 15. Joseph Mwasile
  • 16. John Johnston
  • 17. Gareth Seddon

League round up

League table

# Team Pl Pts
18. Grantham Town 46 51
19. Whitby Town 46 47
20. Mickleover Sports 46 46
21. Stamford 46 45
22. Hyde United 46 40
23. Colwyn Bay 46 38
24. Ramsbottom United 46 26

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