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Stamford
Lincoln United
B Fortnam-Tomlinson (42'), P Mwanyongo (53', 70' Pen)
Full time
S Vince (68' Sent Off)
Sat 14 Oct 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League - The EVO-STIK South Attendance 323

Pearson Stars As Daniels Win Again

A superb performance from Pearson Mwanyongo inspired Stamford to a 3-0 home success over Lincoln United on Saturday. Writes James Bedford

Mwanyongo bagged a brace of goals and tormented the Whites defence throughout as Stamford stretched their unbeaten run to eight games. The victory also lifted the Daniels into the Evo-Stik Division One South play-off places and ensured they remain unbeaten on home soil this season.

A second successive clean sheet means the Daniels also have the joint best defensive record in the division after another solid showing which pleased boss Graham Drury.

Drury said: “We didn’t beat Lincoln in three attempts last season. They’ve become a bit of a bogey side so I was glad to get one over them.
“We’ve kept another clean sheet which means we’ve only conceded 11 goals in 13 league games which is a great return. “We need to keep the back garden good and then the roses will keep growing.” Drury was also full of praise for summer signing Mwanyongo who completed his first 90 minutes after injury had curtailed much of his involvement with the Daniels so far.
He enthused: “Pearson was unplayable. He was unbelievable. We would have been in an even better position if we’ve had him since the start of the season, but he showed why I tried like mad all summer to sign him. “I was proud of all the lads though. They got a bit of a telling off before the game because we didn’t want them to lose their focus and we got a response which was good.”

Lincoln United - 14th October
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Jake Duffy returned to the starting line-up after missing last week’s victory due to injury with Jon Challinor moving over to the left-hand side to replace the unavailable Eliot Putman. It was the visitors who went closest to scoring in the opening exchanges as Jack McGovern - one of five ex-Daniels in the Lincoln squad - curled an early effort against the home crossbar. Jack Wightwick then fired just wide for the visitors before Mwanyongo showed a flash of what was to come as he produced a sublime piece of skill to create an opening for Jordan Smith whose header was well saved by Whites custodian Sam Vince.

Home goalkeeper Dan Haystead produced a good block to deny Connor Robinson before Vince pulled off a stunning save to hold onto Mwanyongo’s drive which was destined for the top corner.

The deadlock was broken three minutes before half-time when Smith headed down a cross for Bradley Fortnum-Tomlinson to bravely dive in between goalkeeper and defender and head home his second successive Stamford goal. The in-form frontman nearly doubled his and Stamford’s tally on the stroke of half-time as he raced clear and rounded Vince only to be denied by a superb goal line clearance from Whites defender Phil Watt. Watt’s heroics saw him clatter into the post and he was stretchered off with a nasty shin injury to be replaced by Callum Foster.

Stamford made a bright start to the second half and added their second goal within eight minutes of the restart. Mwanyongo collected the ball out wide and burst past several challenges before unleashing a fierce drive from just inside the box that beat Vince at his near post.
Haystead then made a crucial stop with a brilliant finger-tip save to deny Robinson as Lincoln looked for an immediate way back into the contest.

However, any hopes of a Lincoln comeback were dashed after 70 minutes when Vince misjudged a long clearance and, after appearing to first try and handle the ball outside his box, he then hauled down Stamford substitute Sam Hollis who had collected the loose ball in the area.
Vince was dismissed by referee Stuart Richardson and Mwanyongo stepped up to convert the spot kick past stand-in Whites goalkeeper McGovern.

Mwanyongo came close to completing his hat-trick when he sprinted clear and rounded McGovern, but Foster got back to clear his goal bound effort off the line. Haystead produced another fine save to deny Matt Cotton while Daniels substitute John King went close as Stamford cruised to a victory which has moved them up to fifth place in the league table.

Pearson Mwanyongo

Player of the Match

Pearson Mwanyongo

Key moments

42:00
Goal Bradley Fortnam-Tomlinson scores for Stamford
53:00
Goal Pearson Mwanyongo scores for Stamford
68:00
Red Card Sam Vince is sent off for Lincoln United
70:00
Scored Penalty Pearson Mwanyongo scores a penalty for Stamford

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Lincoln United - 14th October
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Highlights

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90:00 +4:00 Player of the Match
Pearson Mwanyongo is awarded player of the match for Stamford
90:00 +3:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Dan Haystead keeps a clean sheet for Stamford
90:00 +1:00 Missed Shot
John King misses a shot for Stamford
90:00 Saved Shot
Shot saved for Lincoln United
82:00 Saved Shot
Jon Challinor has a shot saved for Stamford
81:00 Missed Shot
Jake Duffy misses a shot for Stamford
80:00 Sub On
John King is substituted on for Stamford
80:00 Sub Off
Jordan Smith is substituted off for Stamford
78:00 Blocked Shot
Pearson Mwanyongo has a shot blocked for Stamford
72:00 Yellow Card
Jack Wightwick is yellow carded for Lincoln United
70:00 Scored Penalty 3 - 0
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68:00 Red Card 2 - 0
Sam Vince is sent off for Lincoln United
67:00 Sub On
Sam Hollis is substituted on for Stamford
67:00 Sub Off
Bradley Fortnam-Tomlinson is substituted off for Stamford
62:00 Saved Shot
Ben George has a shot saved for Stamford
59:00 Sub Off
Ryan Oliver is substituted off for Lincoln United
59:00 Sub On
Harry Millard is substituted on for Lincoln United
59:00 Sub On
Matt Cotton is substituted on for Lincoln United
59:00 Sub Off
Kallum Smith is substituted off for Lincoln United
54:00 Saved Shot
Shot saved for Lincoln United
53:00 Goal 2 - 0
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46:00 Sub On
Callum Foster is substituted on for Lincoln United
46:00 Sub Off
Phil Watt is substituted off for Lincoln United
End of period 1
45:00 +1:00 Blocked Shot
Bradley Fortnam-Tomlinson has a shot blocked for Stamford
42:00 Assist
Jordan Smith makes an assist for Stamford
42:00 Goal 1 - 0
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39:00 Saved Shot
Pearson Mwanyongo has a shot saved for Stamford
35:00 Saved Shot
Shot saved for Lincoln United
18:00 Yellow Card
Charlie Ward is yellow carded for Lincoln United
17:00 Saved Shot
Jordan Smith has a shot saved for Stamford
14:00 Missed Shot
Jack Wightwick misses a shot for Lincoln United
10:00 Saved Shot
Shot saved for Lincoln United
6:00 Missed Shot
Pearson Mwanyongo misses a shot for Stamford
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Stamford
  • Lincoln United
  • 0
  • Charlie Ward Yellow Card 18:00'
  • Bradley Fortnam-Tomlinson Goal 42:00'
  • Jordan Smith Assist 42:00'
  • Callum Foster Sub On 46:00'
  • Phil Watt Sub Off 46:00'
  • Pearson Mwanyongo Goal 53:00'
  • Harry Millard Sub On 59:00'
  • Ryan Oliver Sub Off 59:00'
  • Kallum Smith Sub Off 59:00'
  • Matt Cotton Sub On 59:00'
  • Sam Hollis Sub On 67:00'
  • Bradley Fortnam-Tomlinson Sub Off 67:00'
  • Sam Vince Red Card 68:00'
  • Pearson Mwanyongo Scored Penalty 70:00'
  • Jack Wightwick Yellow Card 72:00'
  • John King Sub On 80:00'
  • Jordan Smith Sub Off 80:00'

Team selection

Haystead, Dan Haystead, Dan
George, Ben George, Ben
Gordon, Delroy Gordon, Delroy
Mwanyongo, Pearson Mwanyongo, Pearson
Eze, Henry Eze, Henry
Challinor, Jon Challinor, Jon
Morgan, Rob Morgan, Rob
Duffy, Jake Duffy, Jake
Fortnam-Tomlinson, Bradley Fortnam-Tomlinson, Bradley
Smith, Jordan Smith, Jordan
Armstrong, Michael Armstrong, Michael
Lincoln United
  • 1. Sam Vince
  • 2. Luke Hornsey
  • 3. Scott Matthews
  • 4. Andy Toyne
  • 5. Phil Watt
  • 6. Charlie Ward
  • 7. Jack Wightwick
  • 8. Jack McGovern
  • 9. Ryan Oliver
  • 10. Connor Robinson
  • 11. Kallum Smith
  • 12. Harry Millard
  • 13. Matt Cotton
  • 14. Danny Brooks
  • 15. Callum Foster
  • 16. Phil McGann

League round up

League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Basford United 20 54
2. Alvechurch 17 36
3. Corby Town 22 36
4. Stocksbridge Park Steels 20 33
5. Stamford 20 33
6. Bedworth United 20 33
7. Cleethorpes Town 17 32

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