Stamford return to the Zeeco Stadium looking to record their first victory of the season on Tuesday night as they face Carlton.
This follows on from Stamford’s 0-0 draw away in Shropshire on Saturday. Carlton fared better in their first game of the season as they beat Sheffield FC 3-0 at home. In the last two years Stamford haven’t fared well in their first home league game of the season having lost 3-1 to Witton last season and 3-2 to Rushall the season before that. On the other hand the season before that they recorded a victory beating Workington 2-1 and the season before that they beat Frickley 6-4.
Carlton have had a strong start to the season winning four games in pre-season including wins against Mansfield and Coalville. They have also drawn two of their seven friendlies and only suffered one defeat against Hucknall Town. In Pre-Season they also scored 13 goals conceding six.
Stamford’s record against Carlton in recent years is not the best having failed to beat them in the last four attempts. Two of these have been defeats but in most recent times both fixtures have ended up level at full time. The last of these fixtures in April last season was a thrilling 4-4 draw.