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Stamford
Leek Town
Sat 27 Oct 15:00 - The FA Trophy 18-19 Full time Attendance 176

Daniels Face Replay After Stalemate

Stamford will face a Tuesday night trip to Staffordshire after Saturday's FA Trophy stalemate with Leek Town in dreadful conditions at the Zeeco Stadium.

Clear-cut chances were in short supply throughout an even contest between two well-matched sides.

The two sides had traded 1-0 victories in close league contests last season and Saturday's Trophy tie proved no different.

Aaron Bott and Robert Stevenson both fashioned early chances for the Evo-Stik Division One West visitors before a dangerous cross from Bradley Fortnam-Tomlinson was gratefully gathered by Leek goalkeeper Danny Roberts following a deflection off a visiting defender.

Leek Town - 27th October 2018.  Photo's courtesy of Geoff Atton
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Jordon Cooke had an effort cleared off the visitors' line after a goalmouth scramble before the best chance of the first half saw Jordan Johnson rob Kern Miller on the edge of the Stamford box but, with just Dan Haystead to beat, he curled his shot wide of the far post.

The second half followed the same theme with Stevenson flashing a shot wide for Leek while Charlie Walford dragged an effort past the post.
Home goalkeeper Haystead made the best save of the game when he superbly tipped Johnson's free kick over the bar.

A quick Stamford break then saw the ball fall invitingly for Jake Duffy but, after taking a touch, Lewis Short was able to recover and block as the game finished goalless.

Stamford manager Graham Drury commented: "It was tight affair, I knew it would be.

"They had a good chance in the first half and we've just got to pull the trigger from the ones we created. It doesn't matter if you miss at least you're working the keeper.

"We don't need to be frightened of missing. The players are encouraged to shoot and we work on it in training.

"But there wasn't a lot of chances. It was two sides cancelling each other out.

"It was a very even game between two teams who were trying to play the right way in awful conditions.

"Dan's made a good save and it's another clean sheet. We've kept three in four games now so we're solid in those areas.

"We've improved, but we just need that spark going forward.

"We have got one new signing across the line in John Sands and we're having chats with another so we're trying to be pro-active and on the front foot with the attacking options.

"I'm trying to rectify it. I can't work any harder than I'm doing."

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Reece Morris

Player of the Match

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90:00 +5:00 Player of the Match
Reece Morris is awarded player of the match for Stamford
89:00 Corner taken
Corner for Stamford
89:00 Missed Shot
Chris Salt misses a shot for Stamford
85:00 Missed Shot
Chris Salt misses a shot for Stamford
84:00 Corner taken
Corner for Stamford
77:00 Corner taken
Corner for Leek Town
77:00 Saved Shot
Jordan Johnson has a shot saved for Leek Town
73:00 Sub Off
Grant Ryan is substituted off for Stamford
73:00 Sub On
Ollie Brown-Hill is substituted on for Stamford
72:00 Sub On
Tim Grice is substituted on for Leek Town
72:00 Sub Off
Aaron Bott is substituted off for Leek Town
67:00 Sub Off
Bradley Fortnam-Tomlinson is substituted off for Stamford
67:00 Sub On
Liam Adams is substituted on for Stamford
56:00 Missed Shot
Reece Morris misses a shot for Stamford
52:00 Corner taken
Corner for Stamford
52:00 Corner taken
Corner for Stamford
46:00 Corner taken
Corner for Leek Town
End of period 1
45:00 +50:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Dan Haystead keeps a clean sheet for Stamford
36:00 Corner taken
Corner for Leek Town
33:00 Corner taken
Corner for Leek Town
30:00 Missed Shot
Charlie Walford misses a shot for Leek Town
19:00 Missed Shot
Shot missed for Leek Town
13:00 Corner taken
Corner for Stamford
12:00 Blocked Shot
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3:00 Corner taken
Corner for Stamford
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Stamford
  • Leek Town
  • 0
  • Liam Adams Sub On 67:00'
  • Bradley Fortnam-Tomlinson Sub Off 67:00'
  • Tim Grice Sub On 72:00'
  • Aaron Bott Sub Off 72:00'
  • Ollie Brown-Hill Sub On 73:00'
  • Grant Ryan Sub Off 73:00'

Team selection

Haystead, Dan Haystead, Dan
Cooke, Jordon Cooke, Jordon
Miller, Kern Miller, Kern
Morris, Reece Morris, Reece
Salt, Chris Salt, Chris
Egginton, Josh Egginton, Josh
Burgess, Joe Burgess, Joe
Duffy, Jake Duffy, Jake
Fortnam-Tomlinson, Bradley Fortnam-Tomlinson, Bradley
Ryan, Grant Ryan, Grant
Challinor, Jon Challinor, Jon
Leek Town
  • 1. Danny Roberts
  • 2. Niall Green
  • 3. Lewis Short
  • 4. Charlie Walford
  • 5. Scott Lycett
  • 6. Darren Chadwick
  • 7. William Reeves
  • 8. Sam Hall
  • 9. Aaron Bott
  • 10. Jordan Johnson
  • 11. Robert Stevenson
  • 12. Niall Maguire
  • 13. Jessy Bavanganga
  • 14. Jack Hurd
  • 15. Tim Grice
  • 16. Ben Chapman

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