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Manager Graham Drury feels his Stamford side are in a 'good place' as they look to extend their six-match unbeaten league run on Saturday.

The Daniels host Daventry Town in a Northern Premier League Midlands Division match at the Zeeco Stadium at the weekend aiming to maintain their push for promotion.

They are currently four points outside of the play-off places having picked up 12 points from their last six games.

Stamford shared the spoils in a 2-2 away draw at Histon on Saturday. Photo: Lewis Soames (53168164)
Stamford shared the spoils in a 2-2 away draw at Histon on Saturday. Photo: Lewis Soames (53168164)

And they will be looking to gain revenge on a Daventry side who knocked Stamford out of this season's FA Trophy following a one-goal victory at the Zeeco Stadium in September.

The Northamptonshire side have also won their last two games, having followed up a 3-1 away victory at Sutton Coldfield with a 3-2 home success over Bedworth at the weekend.

Boss Drury said: "I feel that we are hitting a good bit of form and we're in a good place because we're six games unbeaten and have scored 17 goals in that run.

Stamford shared the spoils in a 2-2 away draw at Histon on Saturday. Photo: Lewis Soames (53168150)
Stamford shared the spoils in a 2-2 away draw at Histon on Saturday. Photo: Lewis Soames (53168150)

"But Daventry have had two good wins themselves and will be coming in a buoyant mood knowing that they've already beaten us in the FA Trophy.

"They will be quietly confident that they can come and do it again so we have to hopefully take the chances that we've been creating and not concede goals."

Stamford go into Saturday's match having shared the spoils in a 2-2 away draw at bottom-of-the-table Histon at the weekend.

Stamford shared the spoils in a 2-2 away draw at Histon on Saturday. Photo: Lewis Soames (53168167)
Stamford shared the spoils in a 2-2 away draw at Histon on Saturday. Photo: Lewis Soames (53168167)

Goals from Jack Duffy and Cosmos Matwasa had put Stamford in control of the contest before they paid the price for some missed chances as Histon hit back with a double strike in the final 22 minutes of the contest.

Drury commented: "It was definitely two points dropped because we haven't taken our chances as, on another day, we would have scored five or six goals again.

"I would have taken a scrappy 1-0 win away from home, but they have caught us with two clever finishes.

Stamford shared the spoils in a 2-2 away draw at Histon on Saturday. Photo: Lewis Soames (53168141)
Stamford shared the spoils in a 2-2 away draw at Histon on Saturday. Photo: Lewis Soames (53168141)

"We have played really well but I was frustrated afterwards because we haven't learned from the Spalding game where we didn't manage the situation.

"I actually put it down to the fact that we had scored six and five goals the weeks before and the lads felt there was more goals to be had rather than just seeing out the result.

"We have been a bit of guilty of thinking that we can score goals for fun and that's how we've been caught out.

Stamford shared the spoils in a 2-2 away draw at Histon on Saturday. Photo: Lewis Soames (53168144)
Stamford shared the spoils in a 2-2 away draw at Histon on Saturday. Photo: Lewis Soames (53168144)

"It felt like a loss afterwards, but we have taken seven points from the last three games and scored 13 goals and we'll be ready to go again on Saturday."

Stamford will welcome back Mike Armstrong to their squad while Rodrigo Silva has also returned to the Daniels' ranks after completing his loan spell with United Counties League side Sleaford Town.



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