Stamford 1 Romulus 1
DANIELS boss Simon Clark ordered his players to develop a ruthless streak at both ends of the pitch.
Clark was alarmed by the ease with which his defence was breached during this Saturday stalemate and annoyed by the number of excellent chances which went begging at the other end.
Stamford found themselves trailing seven minutes after the break at the Vic Couzens Stadium when visitors Romulus scored during their first really menacing attack.
Recent recruit Dean Oliver hauled Stamford level when notching his first goal for the club since switching from Shepshed.
He struck with 25 minutes remaining, but Clark’s men couldn’t use that goal as a springboard to claim victory.
Clark said: “We played well on the whole, but we aren’t ruthless enough in both boxes.
“We conceded the first time we came under real threat and didn’t take a number of decent chances. We have to become that bit better at both ends of the pitch.”
Clark has waved a fond farewell to star central defender Paul Malone who has joined Corby Town.
Stamford have received an undisclosed transfer fee for the player who was under contract.
Clark said: “I’m thrilled for Paul to get a move to a higher-level club. He is a lad who always wants to learn and who is always prepared to put himself on the line.”
Stamford: Wright, Evans, Chamberlain, Parker, Jackson, Deane, Toyne, Millson, Beeson, Clarke, D Oliver (Cotton). Subs unused: Sedgemore, Burkett, Frecklington.