King Pounces To Claim Victory
The first home game of the season sees the Daniels victorious. Writes Stephen Breden
Shortly after kick off the Daniels had the first chance of the game as a Jake Duffy quick free-kick found Ben George and his shot had to be tipped over following a deflection. Two minutes later Jordan Smith found himself unmarked at the back post but his header went over the bar. Carlton had their first chance of the game soon after as Kieran Walker had a free header in the six yard area but it was easily saved by Dan Haystead. On the 20th minute Aaron Hooton had a free header inside the box but this went wide.
Five minutes later Eliot Putman crossed to Jordan Smith whose header fell to Jake Duffy who had his shot blocked. Following this chance new signing Henry Eze was brought on, for some increased stability at the back, for Liam Marshall. A few minutes later a long range free-kick from Daniel Gorman smashed off the bar. Ten minutes after the previous chance Ben George cleared off the line from a corner. A minute later Kieran Walker shot well wide on the turn.
Five minutes after the break the Daniels had an early scare as Aaron Hooton ran in on goal and shot narrowly wide, finding the side netting. Up the other end Jake Duffy played the ball into Jordan Smith whose shot was saved and then Elliot Sandy’s rebound was blocked. On the 58th minute John King and Sam Hollis replaced Jordan Smith and Joe Burgess. Five minutes later Henry Eze beat a defender before crossing to Elliot Sandy who had his volley blocked.
On the 71st minute Eliot Putman crossed to Sam Hollis who forced a good save out of the Carlton keeper. Following this Elliot Sandy was twice brought down in the box, both penalty claims were immediately denied by the referee. Four minutes later, following a corner there was a goal mouth scramble but the Stamford players couldn’t put the ball into the back of the net.
A minute later a great ball from Jake Duffy found Sam Hollis who crossed to John King again forcing another great save out of Jack Steggles. The last chance of the game came to Stamford and it was the only goal of the game. John King ran onto a long ball and beat the defender before taking the ball past the keeper and finished from a tight angle.