Daniels are punished for defensive errors

Ryan Robbins in action for Stamford'Photo: Geoff Atton
Ryan Robbins in action for Stamford'Photo: Geoff Atton
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Three second half goals handed The Daniels their first defeat of the season at Ilkeston yesterday evening.

Christopher Palmer and Laurie Wilson scored either side of an own goal as Stamford went down 3-0 away from home in the Evo-Stik Premier Division.

But Stamford boss David Staff says his side, who hit the woodwork in the first half, will become stronger from results like yesterday’s.

“The scoreline probably gives the wrong impression,” said Staff. “At the end of the game the lads were very frustrated. They knew we were in with a chance.

“Defensively we were strong but there were a couple of errors and we have to cut down the number of goals we are conceding.

“We had a number of chances in the first half and if one of those had gone in it may have been different. For a long period of the game we were in with a chance but once they had their first goal it changed the game.

“When they go a goal up at home, they are strong team with dynamic players. We went from being in the game to being out of it in less than 20 minutes.

“We have to be braver and not simply go for the longer ball when we go a goal down.”

Stamford: Alex Lynch, Jon Challinor, Richard Wesley (Tom Batchelor), Nathan Haines, Richard Jones, Ashley Robinson, Shawn Richards (Andy Burgess), Jordan Smith, Dan Lawlor, Ryan Robbins.

l Stamford travel to one of the title favourites, FC United of Manchester on Saturday and host Grantham Town at Kettering Road on Monday afternoon.