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Peterborough Sports
Stamford
L Hilliard (24' Pen), M Jones (77')
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Mon 1 Jan 12:45 - The Evo-Stik League - The EVO-STIK South Attendance 336

Daniels Suffer New Year Hangover

Stamford suffered derby disappointment as a below-par performance sent them tumbling to a 2-0 New Year's Day defeat at near neighbours Peterborough Sports.

It was the first defeat in seven Evo-Stik League Division One South games for Graham Drury's side who were second best to a fired-up Sports team.

The Stamford manager admitted afterwards that his side had been beaten by the better team on the day as a goal in each half from Lewis Hilliard and Mark Jones saw the Daniels drop to seventh place and outside of the play-off places.

Drury said: "We looked bright and sharp in the first 15 minutes and created a couple of chances so I thought we were in for a good afternoon.
"But all credit to Peterborough Sports, they outworked us and outbattled us. They bossed us and we were carrying too many players."
With injured full-back Ben George expected to be sidelined for the foreseeable future and Joe Burgess still not fit, Stamford's plans suffered a further setback with Mike Armstrong unable to start due to illness.
Centre-halves Delroy Gordon and Henry Eze both had to play despite not being fully fit as Stamford's defensive resources with stretched to the limit.
Drury added: "It's not an excuse for the performance, but Henry struggles to play two games in a short space of time while Delroy wasn't really fit enough to put a pair of football boots on.
"His ankle ballooned after a tackle late in Saturday's game, but I thought we would still have enough going forward to hurt the opposition.
"But we kept playing the ball down the middle which played right into Peterborough Sports' hands instead of moving it down the sides.
"They deserved to beat us. We can't always be at our best though and we know need to show how big our character is to turn it around again on Saturday."

Peterborough Sports - 1st January 2018.  Photo's courtesy of Geoff Atton
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Stamford were quickly out of the traps with Liam Adams bringing out a decent early save from home goalkeeper Dan George who then smothered a header from Bradley Wells.

George palmed away a Jake Duffy free-kick and then a good run and cross from Jordan Smith picked out Adams whose low shot was again saved by George.

The early goal that Stamford needed to deflate their pumped-up hosts failed to materialise though and Sports weathered the storm as they gradually worked their way into the contest.

Stamford goalkeeper Dan Haystead had to be alert to dash off his line to thwart Avelino Vieira before the hosts were awarded a 23rd minute penalty.

Duffy was adjudged to have handled as a cross was driven into the box and, despite the Daniels' protests, Hilliard kept his composure to stroke home the resultant spot kick.

While the penalty award might have been slightly generous, the hosts did have a more legitimate claim turned down moments later when ex-Daniel Josh Moreman tangled with Eze in the box and was sent tumbling after getting in front of the Stamford defender.

Haystead had to turn away an effort from Jordan MacLeod before Sports struck the upright through Vieira's back-post header from a Dan Lawlor centre as the hosts finished the half on top.

Stamford looked for an early reply after the break and had a hand-ball penalty shout turned down when Duffy's effort was charged down.

Wells then smacked the home upright as he turned a Duffy corner goalwards before Sports were awarded a free-kick on the edge of the Stamford box, but Haystead was well positioned to collect Liam Marshall's effort.

The home side doubled their lead with 13 minutes remaining as Hilliard made good ground down the right before picking out Mark Jones with his centre and the Sports striker made no mistake with a composed finish past Haystead.

Stamford threw more men forward in their quest to get back into the contest, but the ex-Daniels partnership of Richard Jones and Marshall at the heart of the Sports defence proved more than equal to everything launched at them.

Saturday's lasp-gasp goalscorer Eze came close to repeating the feat when he turned a Wells cross goalwards but George was able to scamper across and save on the line as Sports held out for a vital victory to move off the foot of the table while denting the Daniels' promotion hopes.

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Key moments

24:00
Scored Penalty Lewis Hilliard scores a penalty for Peterborough Sports
77:00
Goal Mark Jones scores for Peterborough Sports

Highlights

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90:00 Player of the Match
Jordan Smith is awarded player of the match for Stamford
82:00 Corner taken
Corner for Stamford
77:00 Goal 2 - 0
Mark Jones scores for Peterborough Sports
75:00 Corner taken
Corner for Stamford
72:00 Sub Off
Avelino Vieira is substituted off for Peterborough Sports
72:00 Sub On
Adrian Mizia is substituted on for Peterborough Sports
72:00 Missed Shot
Shot missed for Peterborough Sports
69:00 Corner taken
Corner for Stamford
66:00 Sub Off
Liam Adams is substituted off for Stamford
66:00 Sub On
Bradley Fortnam-Tomlinson is substituted on for Stamford
66:00 Saved Shot
Shot saved for Peterborough Sports
62:00 Sub Off
Jordan Macleod is substituted off for Peterborough Sports
62:00 Sub On
Daniel Bannister is substituted on for Peterborough Sports
61:00 Sub Off
Pearson Mwanyongo is substituted off for Stamford
61:00 Sub On
Sam Hollis is substituted on for Stamford
60:00 Corner taken
Corner for Peterborough Sports
55:00 Saved Shot
Bradley Wells has a shot saved for Stamford
55:00 Corner taken
Corner for Stamford
End of period 1
42:00 Missed Penalty
Penalty missed for Peterborough Sports
39:00 Corner taken
Corner for Peterborough Sports
33:00 Yellow Card
Rob Morgan is yellow carded for Stamford
24:00 Scored Penalty 1 - 0
Lewis Hilliard scores a penalty for Peterborough Sports
13:00 Corner taken
Corner for Stamford
7:00 Corner taken
Corner for Peterborough Sports
4:00 Saved Shot
Liam Adams has a shot saved for Stamford
3:00 Saved Shot
Jake Duffy has a shot saved for Stamford
3:00 Corner taken
Corner for Stamford
1:00 Saved Shot
Bradley Wells has a shot saved for Stamford
1:00 Saved Shot
Liam Adams has a shot saved for Stamford
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Peterborough Sports
  • Stamford
  • 0
  • Lewis Hilliard Scored Penalty 24:00'
  • Rob Morgan Yellow Card 33:00'
  • Missed Penalty 42:00'
  • Sam Hollis Sub On 61:00'
  • Pearson Mwanyongo Sub Off 61:00'
  • Daniel Bannister Sub On 62:00'
  • Jordan Macleod Sub Off 62:00'
  • Bradley Fortnam-Tomlinson Sub On 66:00'
  • Liam Adams Sub Off 66:00'
  • Adrian Mizia Sub On 72:00'
  • Avelino Vieira Sub Off 72:00'
  • Mark Jones Goal 77:00'

Team selection

Haystead, Dan Haystead, Dan
Challinor, Jon Challinor, Jon
Eze, Henry Eze, Henry
Mwanyongo, Pearson Mwanyongo, Pearson
Gordon, Delroy Gordon, Delroy
Putman, Eliot Putman, Eliot
Morgan, Rob Morgan, Rob
Smith, Jordan Smith, Jordan
Adams, Liam Adams, Liam
Wells, Bradley Wells, Bradley
Duffy, Jake Duffy, Jake
Peterborough Sports
  • 1. Dan George
  • 2. Ash Robinson
  • 3. David Cobb
  • 4. Liam Marshall
  • 5. Richard Jones
  • 6. Lewis Hilliard
  • 7. Jordan Macleod
  • 8. Dan Lawlor
  • 9. Avelino Vieira
  • 10. Mark Jones
  • 11. Josh Moreman
  • 12. Adrian Mizia
  • 13. Joshua Mccammon
  • 14. Daniel Bannister
  • 15. Dylan Veni

League round up

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Basford United 42 100
2. Alvechurch 42 85
3. Frickley Athletic 42 82
4. Bedworth United 42 74
5. Chasetown 42 73
6. Stamford 42 71
7. Leek Town 42 68

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