Daniels aim to maintain record at Hucknall this evening

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Stamford are aiming to make it five from five away from home when they travel to Hucknall Town this evening.

Daniels boss Graham Drury said: “When you have a record it’s a great incentive to try to keep it.”

Drury’s side maintained their perfect 2012-12 away record with a sharp turnaround at Brigg on Saturday afternoon, pulling back a two goal deficit in the space of five minutes midway through the second half to win 3-2.

Adam Lee, in the 34th minute, and Liam Davis, in the 54th minute, had put Brigg two up but on 65 minutes Drury brought on David Staff and Gregg Smith and it brought quick rewards.

Five minutes after the substitutions, Gary King pulled the first goal back, converting Paul Mayo’s cross.

Two minutes later Smith controlled the ball on the spin and levelled for the Daniels. Two minutes later still, Andy Hall did what he has already done several times this season, score from the penalty spot after left back Mayo had been brought down in the area.

“If it had not been for their goalkeeper we could have been three or four up by half time,” said Drury.

“We were not playing badly. I was disappointed to go in behind at half time. But the changes we made worked. We took some width out and went 4-3-3.”

One of the changes that Drury made midway through the second half was to pull winger Hall further into the middle of the pitch.

“On the inside of their defender he was getting shots in, but not getting going on the outside,” added Drury, explaining his tactical switches. “Sometimes you take a gamble.

“The important thing is that the players listen and adapt and that’s what they did.”

The Stamford boss is also moving swiftly to replace Jordan Smith who joined Ilkeston on Friday. Stamford have made a seven-day approach for a striker and Drury said he could only reveal the identity of the player once the deal has been completed.