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Stamford
Loughborough Dynamo
B Wells (55')
Full time
K Demidh (11')
Sat 14 Apr 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League - The EVO-STIK South Attendance 306

Daniels Suffer Another Stalemate

Stamford were held to a third successive draw after an afternoon that summed up their season so far at the Zeeco Stadium on Saturday.

Graham Drury's charges were again the dominant force against a Loughborough Dynamo side whose tactics seemed to be about wasting as much time as possible to frustrate their hosts following Karl Demidh's 11th minute opener.

But, as has been the case on so many occasions this season, Stamford failed to turn their dominance into goals as Dynamo's spoiling tactics thwarted any momentum that the home side tried to muster.

Although the point does mean that Stamford have lost just once in their last 13 league games, this was the 14th time this season they were forced to settle for a share of the spoils, much to the annoyance of manager Drury.

He said: "It's so frustrating. I don't know whether it's credit to my lads or if the league is poor, but we've come up against another mid-table side who just wanted to play for a point.
"They didn't try and beat us. They just sat behind the ball which is the cowards way of playing.
"Credit to them for doing what they did because we've had another frustrating afternoon in front of goal.
"We should have been 3-0 up before they scored with their only shot on goal. We created chances, but we were not clinical enough and that's been the story of our season."

Stamford were forced into making a couple of changes to the side that had been held to a 1-1 draw at Corby in midweek. Joe Burgess came into the side with regular right-back Ben George struggling with a hernia injury while Liam Adams got the nod over Brad Wells. Jon Challinor also started in the centre of midfield with Jake Duffy unavailable.

Stamford made a bright start and created a number of early openings in the first 10 minutes with Loughborough goalkeeper Charlie Taylor regularly tested.

The Panamanian made a sharp early stop to turn away Rob Morgan's goalbound effort after Bradley Fortnam-Tomlinson's forceful run had created the opening.

Taylor then did well to clutch hold of Henry Eze's header from an Adams cross before playing an unexpected role in Loughborough's opener.
The Dynamo custodian raced out of his box to clear from the on-rushing Fortnam-Tomlinson and Loughborough quickly turned on the offensive with Demidh finding himself in space in the box to slot home past the advancing Dan Haystead.

Stamford continued to probe for an opening with Adams cutting in from the right and sending an effort just over before Mike Armstrong's well-struck strike was safely gathered by Taylor.
Adams saw another effort after a marauding run palmed away by Taylor who was also equal to Eliot Putman's well-placed free-kick and a shot on the turn from Fortnam-Tomlinson as Stamford failed to find a reply despite five minutes of first half injury-time.

Wells was introduced at half-time in place of Burgess and within 10 minutes of his introduction he had brought Stamford back on level terms.
Sam Thorpe prodded an effort over when well-placed for the visitors and Stamford made the most of the miss with Adams doing well down the right and sending in a low cross that Wells slid in to convert.

Stamford continued to push forward in search of a second goal and Eze glanced a header over from Challinor's long throw as the Daniels forced a number of setpieces which gained little reward.
Demidh stung Haystead's hands with a smart turn and shot in the box before Wells came closest to snatching a winner for the Daniels when his header from Challinor's corner cannoned back off the crossbar.

Callum Ball and Ollie Brown-Hill were both introduced to offer different attacking options but, try as they might, Stamford were unable to find another way through.

With seventh-placed Leek losing at home to Gresley, Stamford still hold a six point cushion in the play-offs.
However, in-form Lincoln United can close that gap to three points if they win at Market Drayton on Tuesday night and Drury feels his side will need six points from their last three games - away at Romulus and home matches with Gresley and Cleethorpes - to secure a play-off spot.
He added: "Lincoln United are on a roll at the moment and we need to get back on a roll again ourselves.

"We've lost just once in 13 league games and, although some might look it at as we've only taken three points from the last three games, that's still taken us three points closer to our target.
"We need to go into the next game really positive and keep believing in what we're doing. I think we will need two wins out of the last three games, but there's no reason why we can't go out and win all three."

The FA Respect: We Only Do Positive

Delroy Gordon

Player of the Match

Delroy Gordon

Key moments

11:00
Goal Karl Demidh scores for Loughborough Dynamo
55:00
Goal Bradley Wells scores for Stamford

Highlights

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90:00 +3:00 Sub Off
Karl Demidh is substituted off for Loughborough Dynamo
90:00 +3:00 Sub On
Luke Smithson is substituted on for Loughborough Dynamo
90:00 Player of the Match
Delroy Gordon is awarded player of the match for Stamford
88:00 Yellow Card
Jordan Smith is yellow carded for Stamford
85:00 Corner taken
Corner for Stamford
85:00 Saved Shot
Bradley Wells has a shot saved for Stamford
85:00 Corner taken
Corner for Stamford
82:00 Saved Shot
Shot saved for Loughborough Dynamo
81:00 Sub Off
Daniel Gordan is substituted off for Loughborough Dynamo
81:00 Sub On
Josh Riley is substituted on for Loughborough Dynamo
80:00 Sub On
Callum Ball is substituted on for Stamford
80:00 Sub Off
Rob Morgan is substituted off for Stamford
70:00 Sub On
Ollie Brown-Hill is substituted on for Stamford
70:00 Sub Off
Liam Adams is substituted off for Stamford
69:00 Missed Shot
Henry Eze misses a shot for Stamford
68:00 Sub On
Daniel Durkin is substituted on for Loughborough Dynamo
68:00 Sub Off
Sam Thorpe is substituted off for Loughborough Dynamo
63:00 Yellow Card
Bradley Wells is yellow carded for Stamford
61:00 Saved Shot
Liam Adams has a shot saved for Stamford
57:00 Corner taken
Corner for Loughborough Dynamo
56:00 Corner taken
Corner for Stamford
55:00 Goal 1 - 1
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54:00 Corner taken
Corner for Loughborough Dynamo
54:00 Missed Shot
Shot missed for Loughborough Dynamo
49:00 Corner taken
Corner for Stamford
49:00 Corner taken
Corner for Stamford
48:00 Blocked Shot
Liam Adams has a shot blocked for Stamford
46:00 Sub Off
Joe Burgess is substituted off for Stamford
46:00 Sub On
Bradley Wells is substituted on for Stamford
End of period 1
45:00 +6:00 Saved Shot
Eliot Putman has a shot saved for Stamford
45:00 +5:00 Saved Shot
Bradley Fortnam-Tomlinson has a shot saved for Stamford
45:00 +4:00 Saved Shot
Bradley Fortnam-Tomlinson has a shot saved for Stamford
44:00 Corner taken
Corner for Loughborough Dynamo
41:00 Missed Shot
Rob Morgan misses a shot for Stamford
41:00 Corner taken
Corner for Stamford
41:00 Saved Shot
Liam Adams has a shot saved for Stamford
39:00 Yellow Card
Paulo Piliero is yellow carded for Loughborough Dynamo
33:00 Corner taken
Corner for Loughborough Dynamo
30:00 Saved Shot
Michael Armstrong has a shot saved for Stamford
26:00 Missed Shot
Bradley Fortnam-Tomlinson misses a shot for Stamford
14:00 Saved Shot
Shot saved for Loughborough Dynamo
11:00 Goal 0 - 1
Karl Demidh scores for Loughborough Dynamo
10:00 Saved Shot
Henry Eze has a shot saved for Stamford
8:00 Corner taken
Corner for Stamford
8:00 Blocked Shot
Delroy Gordon has a shot blocked for Stamford
7:00 Saved Shot
Rob Morgan has a shot saved for Stamford
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Stamford
  • Loughborough Dynamo
  • 0
  • Karl Demidh Goal 11:00'
  • Paulo Piliero Yellow Card 39:00'
  • Bradley Wells Sub On 46:00'
  • Joe Burgess Sub Off 46:00'
  • Bradley Wells Goal 55:00'
  • Bradley Wells Yellow Card 63:00'
  • Daniel Durkin Sub On 68:00'
  • Sam Thorpe Sub Off 68:00'
  • Ollie Brown-Hill Sub On 70:00'
  • Liam Adams Sub Off 70:00'
  • Callum Ball Sub On 80:00'
  • Rob Morgan Sub Off 80:00'
  • Josh Riley Sub On 81:00'
  • Daniel Gordan Sub Off 81:00'
  • Jordan Smith Yellow Card 88:00'
  • Luke Smithson Sub On 90:00 +3:00'
  • Karl Demidh Sub Off 90:00 +3:00'

Team selection

Haystead, Dan Haystead, Dan
Burgess, Joe Burgess, Joe
Gordon, Delroy Gordon, Delroy
Adams, Liam Adams, Liam
Eze, Henry Eze, Henry
Putman, Eliot Putman, Eliot
Morgan, Rob Morgan, Rob
Challinor, Jon Challinor, Jon
Smith, Jordan Smith, Jordan
Fortnam-Tomlinson, Bradley Fortnam-Tomlinson, Bradley
Armstrong, Michael Armstrong, Michael
Loughborough Dynamo
  • 1. Charlie Taylor
  • 2. Jordan Spearman
  • 3. Louis Keenan
  • 4. Carl Sibson
  • 5. Luke Foster
  • 6. Jack Andrews
  • 7. Jared Holmes
  • 8. Paulo Piliero
  • 9. Sam Thorpe
  • 10. Karl Demidh
  • 11. Daniel Gordan
  • 12. Luke Smithson
  • 13. Daniel Durkin
  • 14. Josh Riley
  • 15. Lee Attenborough
  • 16. Malcolm Podier

League round up

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1
0
Stocksbridge Park Steels
Bedworth United
2
3
0
1
Gresley FC
2
1
Romulus
3
1
Sheffield FC

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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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