Loughborough Dynamo crashed out of the Buildbase FA Trophy after they fell to a 5-1 defeat against Stamford on Saturday afternoon.
First-half strikes from James Hicks, Tom Siddons and Tendai Chitiza helped the Daniels go into the break with a three-goal lead.
Curtis Burrows pulled one back for Dynamo before Siddons added his second and Ollie Brown-Hill netted Stamford’s fifth to seal their passage to the Preliminary Round of the FA Trophy at The Zeeco Stadium.
Lee Attenborough named an unchanged Starting XI for the second game in a row, whilst Ryan Robbins came back into the squad after missing the previous two.
The Daniels started the brighter of the two sides and created a couple of early opportunities.
Firstly, Cosmas Matwasa’s cut back found Harry Vince who’s curling effort whistled wide of target. Then moments later, Siddons ran in on-goal but his shot was well saved by Jay Alexander.
Stamford kept up the pressure and deservedly took the lead in the 19th minute. Hicks steered home Chitiza’s low delivery into the back of the net.
Dynamo responded well and conjured-up a couple opportunities of their own.
Norcross’ delivery was met at the back post by Gordon, but his header was cleared off the line. Four minutes after, Alex Steadman played a one-two with Rob Norris and his shot was well saved by ‘keeper Danny Haystead.
Matwasa looked a real threat down the right and he provided Stamford’s second goal as his cut back found Siddons who tucked it in off the post.
The Daniels added another five minutes before the break. A lose ball fell to Chitiza and he slammed a volley into the net past Alexander.
Stamford went into the half-time interval with a three-goal lead.
Dynamo started the second period really well, pressing from the front and they caused the home defence some problems.
The Moes did pull a goal back in the 57th minute after Ryan Robbins’ initial shot was saved straight to Burrows who tapped home from close range for his fifth of the season.
However, Dynamo were undone once more as Stamford scored their fourth. Siddons’ tame effort creeped in at the near post.
The visitors kept going and had a great chance 15 minutes from time when Norcross’ acrobatic attempt was well blocked by Haystead.
As the game drawn to a close, Stamford netted a fifth through Ollie Brown-Hill who fired a brilliant left-footed shot into the top corner.
Minutes later, the referee blew the full-time whistle as Dynamo suffered yet another defeat on the road.