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Stamford
Droylsden
B Fortnam-Tomlinson (4')
Full time
J Shaw (14'), L Daly (16')
Sat 11 Nov 15:00 - The FA Trophy 17-18 Attendance 297

Trophy Run Comes To An End

Stamford’s unbeaten home record was ended as two goals in as many first half minutes saw them beaten by Droylsden in Saturday’s FA Trophy tie.

The Daniels had taken a fourth minute lead through Bradley Fortnam-Tomlinson’s fifth goal of the season, however, the visitors levelled within 10 minutes and then grabbed the initiative 120 seconds later.

Despite a dominant second half performance, the Daniels were unable to force an equaliser and it was their Evo-Stik Division One North visitors who held out to book their place in the third qualifying round.

Stamford manager Graham Drury praised his players for their efforts, but felt it was just not the Daniels’ day.
He said: “We’ve had the majority of the second half against a good side. I can’t question any of the players after that performance because, as a group, they all want to achieve, but it just hasn’t gone for us today.
“The back line was too deep in the first half and it wasn’t working for us. But, after the break, the players did everything we asked of them.
“I thought Droylsden were a good side. They defended very well and always looked comfortable when they were in possession of the ball.
“We’ve had to change our shape three times during the game and that’s the first time we’ve had to do that this season.
“I can’t fault my players’ application though but, if you don’t take your chances and we have had enough of them, then you’ll go out of the competition so it leaves us to concentrate on the bread and butter of the league.
“I’m disappointed to lose and I’m disappointed we’ve missed out on a chance to add some extra money to the pot, but we can’t feel sorry for ourselves and we’ve got to move on and keep positive.
“It’s disappointing that the unbeaten home record has gone as well - someone has cut the grass in the back garden this week and mown down the flowers as well.”

Droylsden - 11th November
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Stamford went into the match against an in-form Bloods side without ever-present centre-half Delroy Gordon who was ruled out through illness.

Joe Burgess was moved into the heart of the Daniels’ defence with Mike Armstrong returning to the starting line-up after missing last week’s home draw with Sheffield.

Stamford looked fired up from the start and took just four minutes to open the scoring as a superb long ball from Jake Duffy released Fortnam-Tomlinson who shrugged off a challenge before slotting home.

The Daniels could have doubled the lead shortly after when the ball fell invitingly for Henry Eze following a corner, but the powerful centre-half thundered his shot over the crossbar.

Droylsden drew level after 14 minutes when a corner to the back post saw John Shaw rise highest and his header beat Dan Haystead via a deflection.

The visitors then went ahead just two minutes later after Luke Daley found space down the right before cutting in and firing home a low shot beyond Haystead.

Fortnam-Tomlinson was denied by a smart Shaw block after another deft pass from Duffy created the chance with Eze heading over when well placed from the resulting corner.

Duffy went close with a well-struck shot from the edge of the box after a good Stamford move and the hosts continued to have the better of the contest after the break.

Jordan Smith saw a header well saved by Droylsden custodian Ritchie Branagan and, although Stamford continued to pepper the visitors’ goal, the Bloods looked dangerous on the break with Dominic Smith and Steve Hall both putting decent openings wide.

Substitute Jon Challinor was denied by Branagan after a flowing Stamford move and, although the Daniels piled more men forward in the dying throes, Droylsden held out to become the first visiting side to win at the Zeeco Stadium this season.

Key moments

4:00
Goal Bradley Fortnam-Tomlinson scores for Stamford
14:00
Goal John Shaw scores for Droylsden
16:00
Goal Luke Daly scores for Droylsden

Videos and photos

Droylsden - 11th November
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Droylsden - 11th November

Highlights

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84:00 Sub Off
Jamie Frost is substituted off for Droylsden
84:00 Sub On
Alex Frost is substituted on for Droylsden
83:00 Saved Shot
Jon Challinor has a shot saved for Stamford
78:00 Missed Shot
Shot missed for Droylsden
75:00 Missed Shot
Michael Armstrong misses a shot for Stamford
74:00 Yellow Card
Jake Duffy is yellow carded for Stamford
71:00 Missed Shot
Dylan Smith misses a shot for Droylsden
70:00 Sub On
Lee Clarke is substituted on for Stamford
70:00 Sub Off
Jordan Smith is substituted off for Stamford
70:00 Sub On
Shaun Holden is substituted on for Droylsden
70:00 Sub Off
Ben Barber is substituted off for Droylsden
62:00 Sub Off
Rob Morgan is substituted off for Stamford
62:00 Sub On
Jon Challinor is substituted on for Stamford
61:00 Yellow Card
Dylan Smith is yellow carded for Droylsden
54:00 Sub Off
Pearson Mwanyongo is substituted off for Stamford
54:00 Sub Off
Sam Hollis is substituted off for Stamford
53:00 Saved Shot
Henry Eze has a shot saved for Stamford
50:00 Saved Shot
Jordan Smith has a shot saved for Stamford
End of period 1
44:00 Missed Shot
Henry Eze misses a shot for Stamford
38:00 Missed Shot
Jake Duffy misses a shot for Stamford
33:00 Missed Shot
Dylan Smith misses a shot for Droylsden
31:00 Sub On
Steve Hall is substituted on for Droylsden
31:00 Sub Off
Ciaran Kilheeney is substituted off for Droylsden
19:00 Missed Shot
Henry Eze misses a shot for Stamford
16:00 Goal 1 - 2
Luke Daly scores for Droylsden
14:00 Goal 1 - 1
John Shaw scores for Droylsden
12:00 Missed Shot
Henry Eze misses a shot for Stamford
6:00 Saved Shot
Jamie Frost has a shot saved for Droylsden
4:00 Goal 1 - 0
Bradley Fortnam-Tomlinson scores for Stamford
3:00 Saved Shot
Ciaran Kilheeney has a shot saved for Droylsden
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Stamford
  • Droylsden
  • 0
  • Bradley Fortnam-Tomlinson Goal 4:00'
  • John Shaw Goal 14:00'
  • Luke Daly Goal 16:00'
  • Steve Hall Sub On 31:00'
  • Ciaran Kilheeney Sub Off 31:00'
  • Sam Hollis Sub Off 54:00'
  • Pearson Mwanyongo Sub Off 54:00'
  • Dylan Smith Yellow Card 61:00'
  • Jon Challinor Sub On 62:00'
  • Rob Morgan Sub Off 62:00'
  • Lee Clarke Sub On 70:00'
  • Jordan Smith Sub Off 70:00'
  • Shaun Holden Sub On 70:00'
  • Ben Barber Sub Off 70:00'
  • Jake Duffy Yellow Card 74:00'
  • Alex Frost Sub On 84:00'
  • Jamie Frost Sub Off 84:00'

Team selection

Haystead, Dan Haystead, Dan
George, Ben George, Ben
Eze, Henry Eze, Henry
Morgan, Rob Morgan, Rob
Armstrong, Michael Armstrong, Michael
Putman, Eliot Putman, Eliot
Mwanyongo, Pearson Mwanyongo, Pearson
Burgess, Joe Burgess, Joe
Fortnam-Tomlinson, Bradley Fortnam-Tomlinson, Bradley
Smith, Jordan Smith, Jordan
Duffy, Jake Duffy, Jake
Droylsden
  • 1. Ritchie Branagan
  • 2. Shaquille Clarke
  • 3. Ben Barber
  • 4. Dylan Smith
  • 5. John Shaw
  • 6. Danny Ventre
  • 7. Luke Daly
  • 8. Jamie Frost
  • 9. Ciaran Kilheeney
  • 10. Dominic Smith
  • 11. Liam Caddick
  • 12. Steve Hall
  • 13. Jamie Coates
  • 14. Shaun Holden
  • 15. Alex Frost
  • 16. Gerard Kinsella

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