Stamford AFC made a losing return to league football in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier Division last night (Tuesday) with a loss against fellow relegation zone side Stafford Rangers.
Daniels striker Jordan Smith, who extended his contract with the club at the weekend, put the away side ahead in the 41st minute but three second half substitutes for Stafford changed the tie in favour of the homeside.
Stamford shot themselves in the foot with an own goal from Richard Jones.
The skipper accidently directed the ball past Alex Lynch between the sticks from a cross in, to make the scores level.
Substitute Jack Lees grabbed the deciding goal to cap an impressive second half cameo and keep the Daniels in relegation trouble.
Bourne were beaten 4-2 at Burton Park Wanderers - their 12th defeat in 16 UCL Division One games.
However in the League KO Cup Deeping Rangers continued their high-scoring run with an emphatic 7-0 home win over lower-level Peterborough Sports.
Ondre Odain, Scott Ginty, Alex Beck, Josh Moreman, Spencer Tinkler, David Burton-Jones and Craig Parker all got their names on the team sheet in the first round clash.