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Stamford
Pontefract Collieries
R Seal (14')
Full time
G Rothery (90')
Tue 1 Jan 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League - East Division Attendance 330

Late Goal Denies Daniels

A 90th minute equaliser denied the Daniels a third successive league victory after the spoils were shared in a 1-1 home New Year’s Day draw with Pontefract Collieries.

Ryan Seal’s first-half strike had put Stamford in control of the contest at the break, but a strong showing from the in-form visitors in the second period ensured they netted a point to continue their fine run of form.

The Yorkshire side had arrived at the Zeeco Stadium on the back of a six-match winning run which had taken them up to third place in the Evo-Stik League Division One East standings.

Stamford, on the back of successive 1-0 victories in their last two outings, went into the contest without centre-half Kern Miller due to a family bereavement which handed Academy graduate Harry Peasgood his first league start of the season.

And Daniels boss Graham Drury felt it was a steady point for his side after taking everything into consideration.

He said: “Pontefract are a good side and they were always putting pressure on us by going forward.
“I thought we did a good job in the first half. We were good with the second ball and looked quite strong.
“We could have nicked a second goal at the end of the half to go 2-0 up, but we were on the back foot in the second half.
“Their goal was perhaps coming. They had some chances and it showed they were desperate for a goal because they were rushing it and panicking rather than having that composure.
“But six teams haven’t been able to do what we did. We’re three games unbeaten, taken seven points from nine, so if we can take maximum points from Saturday then this will be a good point.
“All credit to the lads who stepped in especially for anybody looking at the league table and the shake-up with Kern not being here which forced us to make a couple of changes.
“When you’re at home, 1-0 up with only a few minutes to go, you want to win the game, but overall with what’s gone on it’s a steady point.”
Stamford stuttered slightly in the opening exchanges as they failed to clear their lines on a couple of occasions which saw Eli Hey twice go close for Collieries.

However, the Daniels grew into the game and broke the deadlock after 15 minutes as Seal continued his home scoring spree.

Jon Challinor beat Pontefract goalkeeper Ryan Musselwhite to a ball into the box and teed up Seal who, after seeing his initial effort blocked, smashed home the rebound to give Stamford the lead.

Clear-cut chances were at a premium for the rest of the first half with Gavin Rothery shooting wide for the visitors after a neat inter-change of
passes with Connor Smythe.

Pontefract then took the initiative at the start of the second half as they piled forward in search of an equaliser.

Spencer Clarke put the first of a series of good headed opportunities wide of the home goal before Rothery cut inside only to see his effort
blocked.

Nick Guest headed another good chance over before Rothery failed to connect properly with another decent opening for the visitors.

Guest hooked an effort over from close range before substitute Chris Jackson planted a free header wide of the Stamford goal.

As Pontefract pushed more men forward in search of an equaliser, Stamford looked dangerous on the break following the introductions of Ollie Brown-Hill and Liam Adams.

A strong run and shot from Adams saw his shot blocked by a covering defender before Brown-Hill saw a well-struck effort diverted from goal from Adams’ cross.

Another mazy run from Brown-Hill saw his shot again blocked as Pontefract needed some last-ditch defending to prevent Stamford from doubling their lead.

The visitors still created the more clear-cut openings with Jackson putting another headed effort wide when well placed.

Just as it looked like it might be Stamford’s day, the visitors struck in the 90th minute as Dan Haystead produced a smart stop to palm away a header from Jake Picton, but Rothery reacted first to pounce on the rebound and rifle home the late leveller.

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Key moments

14:00
Goal Ryan Seal scores for Stamford
90:00
Goal Gavin Rothery scores for Pontefract Collieries

Highlights

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90:00 +5:00 Player of the Match
Jon Challinor is awarded player of the match for Stamford
90:00 Goal 1 - 1
Gavin Rothery scores for Pontefract Collieries
86:00 Sub On
Jake Sansby is substituted on for Stamford
86:00 Sub Off
Joe Boachie is substituted off for Stamford
84:00 Corner taken
Corner for Pontefract Collieries
74:00 Missed Shot
Liam Adams misses a shot for Stamford
67:00 Corner taken
Corner for Pontefract Collieries
66:00 Missed Shot
Shot missed for Pontefract Collieries
65:00 Yellow Card
Joe Burgess is yellow carded for Stamford
64:00 Saved Shot
Ollie Brown-Hill has a shot saved for Stamford
58:00 Sub Off
Ryan Seal is substituted off for Stamford
58:00 Sub On
Liam Adams is substituted on for Stamford
58:00 Sub Off
Isai Marselia is substituted off for Stamford
58:00 Sub On
Ollie Brown-Hill is substituted on for Stamford
55:00 Corner taken
Corner for Pontefract Collieries
55:00 Saved Shot
Nicholas Guest has a shot saved for Pontefract Collieries
50:00 Yellow Card
Scott Brown is yellow carded for Pontefract Collieries
48:00 Missed Shot
Nicholas Guest misses a shot for Pontefract Collieries
48:00 Corner taken
Corner for Pontefract Collieries
46:00 Missed Shot
Shot missed for Pontefract Collieries
End of period 1
44:00 Yellow Card
Fabian Bailey is yellow carded for Pontefract Collieries
42:00 Yellow Card
Eli Hey is yellow carded for Pontefract Collieries
36:00 Missed Shot
Connor Smythe misses a shot for Pontefract Collieries
34:00 Yellow Card
Jordon Cooke is yellow carded for Stamford
31:00 Corner taken
Corner for Pontefract Collieries
14:00 Goal 1 - 0
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10:00 Missed Shot
Michael Dunn misses a shot for Pontefract Collieries
6:00 Corner taken
Corner for Pontefract Collieries
6:00 Corner taken
Corner for Pontefract Collieries
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Stamford
  • Pontefract Collieries
  • 0
  • Ryan Seal Goal 14:00'
  • Jordon Cooke Yellow Card 34:00'
  • Eli Hey Yellow Card 42:00'
  • Fabian Bailey Yellow Card 44:00'
  • Scott Brown Yellow Card 50:00'
  • Liam Adams Sub On 58:00'
  • Ryan Seal Sub Off 58:00'
  • Ollie Brown-Hill Sub On 58:00'
  • Isai Marselia Sub Off 58:00'
  • Joe Burgess Yellow Card 65:00'
  • Jake Sansby Sub On 86:00'
  • Joe Boachie Sub Off 86:00'
  • Gavin Rothery Goal 90:00'

Team selection

Haystead, Dan Haystead, Dan
Peasgood, Harry Peasgood, Harry
Cooke, Jordon Cooke, Jordon
Seal, Ryan Seal, Ryan
Armstrong, Michael Armstrong, Michael
Egginton, Josh Egginton, Josh
Challinor, Jon Challinor, Jon
Burgess, Joe Burgess, Joe
Boachie, Joe Boachie, Joe
Marselia, Isai Marselia, Isai
Duffy, Jake Duffy, Jake
Pontefract Collieries
  • 1. Ryan Musselwhite
  • 2. Fabian Bailey
  • 3. Connor Smythe
  • 4. Scott Brown
  • 5. Jake Picton
  • 6. Spencer Clarke
  • 7. Gavin Rothery
  • 8. Cody Cromack
  • 9. Eli Hey
  • 10. Nicholas Guest
  • 11. Michael Dunn
  • 12. Christopher Jackson
  • 13. Luke Jeffs
  • 14. Mark Whitehouse
  • 15. Jack Greenhough

League round up

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1
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3
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1
0
Pickering Town
1
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2
1
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1
2
Wisbech Town

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Morpeth Town 22 48
2. Brighouse Town 23 45
3. Pontefract Collieries 22 40
4. Tadcaster Albion 23 38
5. Sheffield FC 22 37
6. Ossett United 23 36
7. Stamford 22 35

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