Pictures: Daniels 1-1 draw ‘a good game of football’

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Stamford AFC drew 1-1 with Corby last night (Wednesday) in their latest pre-season friendly.

Paul Malone put Corby ahead in the first half before Jordan Smith equalised in the second with a penalty.

Jordan Smith scores for the Daniels against Corby on Wednesday'Photo: Geoff Atton

Jordan Smith scores for the Daniels against Corby on Wednesday'Photo: Geoff Atton

Daniels boss David Staff said it was a good game of football to watch. He said: “Corby started well and had that intensity about them, possibly because they have already played those kinds of games.

“My lads improved and finished the stronger side and I was quite impressed with our work rate.

“We got into the game and although a draw was a fair result I think we may be just edged it.”

Corby, who play in the Southern Football League Premier Division, offered the kind of football the Daniels will be facing in the Evo-Stik Northern League Premier Division.

Malone put the visitors in front with a header from a corner, In the second half, the Daniels won a penalty for handball which Smith put away.

Staff was happy with the performance and the fitness levels shown by his team which has been strengthened by the addition of Peterborough United under 19s keeper Alex Lynch for the season.

The teenager has played three times for the Daniels and his signing has now been completed.

Staff said: “He’s got great game management and is far more mature than his age suggests.”

The Daniels face Kettering at home on Saturday in their final friendly.