Hard working Stamford secured all three points away to Glossop with Matwasa lob the only goal of the game.
In the early stages of the game both sides used the width of the pitch, putting some threatening crosses in, however none resulted in any clear chances. The first chance of note came eleven minutes in as Tom Siddons received the ball, before turning, but his shot went well wide. The best chance of a scrappy first half fell to the Daniels as Cosmos Matwasa broke from the midfield before releasing Tendai Chitza whose effort was well saved. Two minutes later the same player tested the Glossop keeper but his tame free-kick was a comfortable save. Glossop’s best chance of the game came just before the break as Szymon Czubik was played in on goal but his effort went well wide.
Stamford had the lead just four minutes into the second half as Cosmos Matwasa latched onto a long ball before expertly lobbing the keeper. Two minutes later and he could have had his second as he was again found in on goal, but he could only shoot wide. Five minutes later and Danny Haystead was forced into a super save to deny Glossop an equaliser. A corner from the right was headed goal bound by Braulio Maeico but a strong left hand from Haystead denied him. On the hour mark Stamford could have doubled their lead as Tom Siddons struck a volley goal bound on the swivel but this effort went just wide. Stamford’s final chance saw a Harry Vince free-kick easily saved. Glossop increased the pressure on the Daniels’ defence in the latter stages of the game with a goal mouth scramble eventually being dealt with by Sean Wright before Haystead produced another excellent save to deny Prince Ekpolo.
On the game manager Graham Drury commented that it was a great result away from home. The lads dug in and it’s a great goal so I’m chuffed with the lads.