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Market Drayton Town
Stamford
Sat 12 Aug 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League - The EVO-STIK South Full time Attendance 134

Opening day draw

Stamford leave Shropshire with a point but it could have so easily been three. Writes Stephen Breden.

This would have been if it wasn’t for Ashley Rawlins in goal for the home side who was called into action just two minutes into the game. Jordan Smith shot, after some nice passing between Sam Hollis and Jake Duffy, but Rawlins saved well. Half way through the first half Market Drayton were to have their first chance of the game as Charlie Knowles shot well over.

Three minutes later and pre-season’s top goal scorer Jake Duffy shot from range forcing another good save out of the Market Drayton number one. Up the other end Dan Haystead was forced into action for the first time in the game as Sean Griffiths shot following a nice run but the save was comfortably made.

Just before the break Stamford should have taken the lead with a trio of chances. Firstly, a Jake Duffy free-kick was tipped over by Rawlins, then a Liam Marshall cross was met by Delroy Gordon but he headed wide. The third of these chances just before the break came to Sam Hollis after he received the ball from Jordan Smith but his shot was excellently saved by Rawlins.

Market Drayton - 12th August
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A few minutes after the break some excellent defending from the home side stopped the visitors taking the lead. The ball broke the Jake Duffy in the box but his strike was deflected wide. Five minutes after this chance Joe Burgess tackled a Drayton midfielder as they tried to break away, he turned and shot over the bar. Following this chance Sam Hollis was replaced by Elliot Sandy. In the 60th minute Elliot Sandy crossed but Rob Morgan could only head over. This chance was followed by Joe Burgess being replaced by Jon Challinor.

Two minutes later and another good block by the home defence foiled a Stamford chance, Jake Duffy played a clever free-kick into Jon Challinor who had his shot blocked. Three minutes later and the ball hit the back of the net for the first goal of the game as Market Drayton’s Glynn Coney tapped in from close range but he was deemed to be offside. Two minutes later Rob Morgan had a shot blocked before the ball came to Jake Duffy whose pass ended up on target but was a simple catch for Ashley Rawlins.

Soon after this at the other end of the pitch Sean Griffiths shot from range but his strike was just over the bar. With twenty minutes to go Liam Marshall headed wide from a Jake Duffy corner. With 12 minutes to go John King replaced Jordan Smith. Two minutes later Rob Morgan headed a Jon Challinor cross just wide.

On the 82nd minute John King controlled a long ball well before beating his man but his shot went over the bar. With three minutes to go Judd Ellis shot from just outside the box but his shot went just over the bar. In stoppage time Stamford could have won it as Elliot Sandy won a header at the back post but his header went wide.

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Market Drayton - 12th August
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Highlights

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90:00 +4:00 Player of the Match
Michael Armstrong is awarded player of the match for Stamford
90:00 +2:00 Missed Shot
Elliot Sandy misses a shot for Stamford
88:00 Missed Shot
Judd Eliis misses a shot for Market Drayton Town
83:00 Missed Shot
John King misses a shot for Stamford
82:00 Missed Shot
Rob Morgan misses a shot for Stamford
81:00 Sub Off
Charles Knowles is substituted off for Market Drayton Town
81:00 Sub On
Nicky Porter is substituted on for Market Drayton Town
79:00 Sub On
John King is substituted on for Stamford
79:00 Sub Off
Jordan Smith is substituted off for Stamford
74:00 Yellow Card
Michael Armstrong is yellow carded for Stamford
70:00 Missed Shot
Liam Marshall misses a shot for Stamford
67:00 Missed Shot
Sean Griffiths misses a shot for Market Drayton Town
66:00 Missed Shot
Judd Eliis misses a shot for Market Drayton Town
62:00 Blocked Shot
Jon Challinor has a shot blocked for Stamford
61:00 Sub Off
Joe Burgess is substituted off for Stamford
61:00 Sub On
Jon Challinor is substituted on for Stamford
60:00 Missed Shot
Rob Morgan misses a shot for Stamford
58:00 Sub On
James Bennett-Tindall is substituted on for Market Drayton Town
58:00 Sub Off
Joe Cuff is substituted off for Market Drayton Town
57:00 Missed Shot
Joe Burgess misses a shot for Stamford
57:00 Sub Off
Sam Hollis is substituted off for Stamford
57:00 Sub On
Elliot Sandy is substituted on for Stamford
53:00 Blocked Shot
Jake Duffy has a shot blocked for Stamford
End of period 1
45:00 +49:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Dan Haystead keeps a clean sheet for Stamford
44:59 Saved Shot
Sam Hollis has a shot saved for Stamford
29:00 Missed Shot
Rob Morgan misses a shot for Stamford
27:00 Saved Shot
Sean Griffiths has a shot saved for Market Drayton Town
26:00 Missed Shot
Jake Duffy misses a shot for Stamford
23:00 Missed Shot
Charles Knowles misses a shot for Market Drayton Town
19:00 Yellow Card
Joe Burgess is yellow carded for Stamford
18:00 Yellow Card
Dan Haystead is yellow carded for Stamford
9:00 Saved Shot
Jordan Smith has a shot saved for Stamford
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Market Drayton Town
  • Stamford
  • 0
  • Dan Haystead Yellow Card 18:00'
  • Joe Burgess Yellow Card 19:00'
  • Elliot Sandy Sub On 57:00'
  • Sam Hollis Sub Off 57:00'
  • James Bennett-Tindall Sub On 58:00'
  • Joe Cuff Sub Off 58:00'
  • Jon Challinor Sub On 61:00'
  • Joe Burgess Sub Off 61:00'
  • Michael Armstrong Yellow Card 74:00'
  • John King Sub On 79:00'
  • Jordan Smith Sub Off 79:00'
  • Nicky Porter Sub On 81:00'
  • Charles Knowles Sub Off 81:00'
  • Michael Armstrong Player of the Match 90:00 +4:00'

Team selection

Haystead, Dan Haystead, Dan
George, Ben George, Ben
Putman, Eliot Putman, Eliot
Burgess, Joe Burgess, Joe
Marshall, Liam Marshall, Liam
Gordon, Delroy Gordon, Delroy
Morgan, Rob Morgan, Rob
Armstrong, Michael Armstrong, Michael
Hollis, Sam Hollis, Sam
Smith, Jordan Smith, Jordan
Duffy, Jake Duffy, Jake
Market Drayton Town
  • 1. Ashley Rawlings
  • 2. Lyndon Campbell
  • 3. Mike O'Reilly
  • 4. Sean Griffiths
  • 5. Andy Hartlebury
  • 6. James O'Reilly
  • 7. Joe Cuff
  • 8. Dan Beddoes
  • 9. Charles Knowles
  • 10. Judd Eliis
  • 11. Glynn Coney
  • 12. Andre James
  • 13. Tyrell McFarlane
  • 14. James Bennett-Tindall
  • 15. Nicky Porter
  • 16. Craig Ryan

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# Team Pl Pts
6. Lincoln United 2 4
7. Loughborough Dynamo 2 4
8. Stamford 2 4
9. Corby Town 2 3
10. Carlton Town 2 3
11. Frickley Athletic 2 3
12. Market Drayton Town 2 2

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