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Stamford
Basford United
L Marshall (20'), C Hartley (62')
Full time
J Reid (14'), C Grantham (22'), A Grayson (26')
Sat 8 Apr 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier - First Division South Attendance 276

Daniels Run Play-off Contenders Close

Superior finishing sees Basford beat The Daniels in an even game. Writes Stephen Breden

The home side should have taken the lead with the first chance of the game, just 14 minutes in, as Jake Duffy played Grant Ryan in on goal. As he approached the edge of the area visiting keeper Saul Denney left his line and made himself large denying Grant not once but twice. Two minutes later it was the away side taking the lead as referee Richie Watkins awarded a free kick to Basford 25 yards out from goal. James Reid stood over the ball for Basford and fired a rocket past Sam Donkin.

Five minutes later The Daniels equalized as Rogan Mcgeorge flicked on a long ball. Jordan Smith chased the ball and just as it was about to go out hooked a cross into the box where Grant Ryan was lurking at the back post, he headed the ball into the centre of the goal to John King who delayed and then laid the ball back to Liam Marshall who finished into the top corner.

Following this leveller Basford really turned up the pressure leading to a quick-fire brace in the following ten minutes. The first of these came on the 25th minute where a quick one-two undid the Stamford defence giving Courey Grantham a chance to finish and he did so. Four minutes later Ashley Grayson also had the ball in the back of the net winning a header at the far post following a cross from the left. On the 33rd minute Laurie Wilson went close when a ball dropped to him from a corner which he struck on the volley, the ball going just wide to the keeper’s right.

Basford United - 8th April.  Photo's courtesy of Geoff Atton
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He had a similar opportunity six minutes later and despite getting this one on target it didn’t result in the desired goal as the keeper saved comfortably. Up the other end Basford should have scored their fourth as a mistake from Jon Challinor allowed Courey Grantham a clear run at goal, he delayed his shot for too long allowing Sam Donkin to make an easy save. They had another chance a few minutes later but this was again an easy save for Donkin as Courey Grantham put a free-kick straight to him. John King had the last chance of the half as he latched on to a long ball but could only put his volleyed effort just wide.

At half time Graham Drury brought on Mahmoud Juma to replace Jake Duffy in the centre of the pitch. 20 minutes later Drury made another change as he replaced Jon Challinor with Curtis Hartley. His impact was almost immediately felt as two minutes later a corner came in from the left and Hartley rose above the keeper to head home.

With 15 minutes to go Sam Osbourne had a chance to finish the game off as he struck from the edge of the area but he didn’t place his shot to either side of Sam Donkin allowing him an easy save. Stamford came very close to having an equalizer late on as Laurie Wilson won a header just outside the area, Mahmoud Juma flicked the ball through to Jordan Smith who controlled and volleyed from close range but the keeper saved comfortably. The last chance of the game fell to the visitors as Kieran Wells beat the last defender but his shot was saved by Sam Donkin.

Key moments

14:00
Goal James Reid scores for Basford United
20:00
Goal Liam Marshall scores for Stamford
22:00
Goal Courey Grantham scores for Basford United
26:00
Goal Ashley Grayson scores for Basford United
62:00
Goal Curtis Hartley scores for Stamford

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90:00 +0:01 Player of the Match
Laurie Wilson is awarded player of the match for Stamford
90:00 Yellow Card
Saul Deeney is yellow carded for Basford United
90:00 Yellow Card
Curtis Hartley is yellow carded for Stamford
79:00 Sub On
Kyle Dixon is substituted on for Basford United
79:00 Sub Off
Sam Osbourne is substituted off for Basford United
75:00 Sub On
Kieran Wells is substituted on for Basford United
75:00 Sub Off
Courey Grantham is substituted off for Basford United
73:00 Sub On
Chris Hollist is substituted on for Stamford
73:00 Sub Off
Rogan Mcgeorge is substituted off for Stamford
62:00 Yellow Card
Jordan Smith is yellow carded for Stamford
62:00 Goal 2 - 3
Curtis Hartley scores for Stamford
60:00 Sub Off
Jon Challinor is substituted off for Stamford
60:00 Sub On
Curtis Hartley is substituted on for Stamford
56:00 Sub On
Tyrell Shannon-Lewis is substituted on for Basford United
56:00 Sub Off
Ben Hutchinson is substituted off for Basford United
52:00 Yellow Card
Grant Ryan is yellow carded for Stamford
46:00 Sub On
Mahmoud Juma is substituted on for Stamford
46:00 Sub Off
Jake Duffy is substituted off for Stamford
End of period 1
39:00 Yellow Card
Delroy Gordon is yellow carded for Stamford
26:00 Goal 1 - 3
Ashley Grayson scores for Basford United
22:00 Goal 1 - 2
Courey Grantham scores for Basford United
20:00 Goal 1 - 1
Liam Marshall scores for Stamford
14:00 Goal 0 - 1
James Reid scores for Basford United
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As it happened

  • Stamford
  • Basford United
  • 0
  • James Reid Goal 14:00'
  • Liam Marshall Goal 20:00'
  • Courey Grantham Goal 22:00'
  • Ashley Grayson Goal 26:00'
  • Delroy Gordon Yellow Card 39:00'
  • Jake Duffy Sub Off 46:00'
  • Mahmoud Juma Sub On 46:00'
  • Grant Ryan Yellow Card 52:00'
  • Tyrell Shannon-Lewis Sub On 56:00'
  • Ben Hutchinson Sub Off 56:00'
  • Jon Challinor Sub Off 60:00'
  • Curtis Hartley Sub On 60:00'
  • Curtis Hartley Goal 62:00'
  • Jordan Smith Yellow Card 62:00'
  • Chris Hollist Sub On 73:00'
  • Rogan Mcgeorge Sub Off 73:00'
  • Kieran Wells Sub On 75:00'
  • Courey Grantham Sub Off 75:00'
  • Kyle Dixon Sub On 79:00'
  • Sam Osbourne Sub Off 79:00'
  • Curtis Hartley Yellow Card 90:00'
  • Saul Deeney Yellow Card 90:00'
  • Laurie Wilson Player of the Match 90:00 +0:01'

Team selection

Donkin, Sam Donkin, Sam
Challinor, Jon Challinor, Jon
Marshall, Liam Marshall, Liam
Duffy, Jake Duffy, Jake
Gordon, Delroy Gordon, Delroy
Hill, Sam Hill, Sam
Wilson, Laurie Wilson, Laurie
Mcgeorge, Rogan Mcgeorge, Rogan
Smith, Jordan Smith, Jordan
Ryan, Grant Ryan, Grant
King, John King, John
Basford United
  • 1. Saul Deeney
  • 2. Fabian Smith
  • 3. Kieran Fenton
  • 4. Matthew Thornhill
  • 5. Lewis Carr
  • 6. Deon Meikle
  • 7. James Reid
  • 8. Ashley Grayson
  • 9. Sam Osbourne
  • 10. Ben Hutchinson
  • 11. Courey Grantham
  • 12. Kieran Wells
  • 13. Riece Bertram
  • 14. Tyrell Shannon-Lewis
  • 15. Kyle Dixon
  • 16. Jake Wood

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