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Sat 30 Mar 2024  ·  Premier Division Central
Stamford AFC
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J Duffy (31')M Duggan (55' Sent Off)
Royston Town
J Challinor (79' OG), A Georgiou (59')
Daniels Lose Ground

Daniels Lose Ground

Richard Curtis1 Apr - 10:15
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Stamford suffered their fifth home defeat of the season as they lost two-one to Royston Town.

The Daniels finished with 9 men after Michael Duggan was sent off and replacement keeper Billy Bennett was stretchered off late on.

There were two changes to the starting line up against Leiston with Michael Duggan and Connor Bartle replacing Dan Wallis and Billy Bennett.

The visitors had the first chance as Adam Murray headed towards goal which Duggan was able to tip over the bar.

Stamford had a great chance to open the scoring after twenty minutes when a header from James Blunden beat the goalkeeper, but Alfie Williams cleared the ball off the line.

This was followed by efforts from Rhys Hilton who has a shot that went wide and the Lee Shaw teed up Jack Duffy but the Daniels frontman but his effort over the bar.

Duffy did open the scoring on thirty-one minutes when a cross from the Shaw found the Daniels top scorer and he held off the Royston defender and slotted the ball past Rylee Mitchell in the visitors goal.

Into added on time in the first half and Shaw had a shot wide before James Brighton crossed in a free kick but his effort was too close to Duggan who managed to collect the ball.

Into the second half and the game changed on fifty-five minutes Samson Esan raced clear of the Daniels back line and Duggan came out to close the gap but unfortunately the Daniels keeper collided with the Royston forward. The referee showed Duggan a straight red. Billy Bennett taking over in goal.

From the resultant free-kick Andronicos Georgiou fired over the bar. The lead did not last long a Royston equalised on fifty-nine minutes when Georgiou curled an effort into the top corner.

This was followed by an effort by Damaray Anyadike which Bennett managed to hold. A few minutes later during a break in play, Will Glennon took over in goal.

Royston took the lead on seventy-nine minutes when Anyadike crossed the ball from the right and unfortunately under pressure from a Royston forward, substitute Jon Challinor knocked the ball into his own net.

With time running out, Stamford were reduced to nine men when Bennett, who was back in goal was caught by a Royston player and this resulted him being stretched off.

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