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Stamford beat Redditch United to make progress in the FA Cup

Stamford claimed a higher level scalp in the FA Cup with victory over Redditch United at the Zeeco Stadium on Saturday.

Cosmos Matwasa's 13th minute opener had given Stamford the advantage over their Southern League Premier Division Central visitors at the break.

Ed Cook then sealed their success with his first goal for the club with 17 minutes remaining of the first qualifying round clash.

Cosmos Matwasa gave Stamford the lead. (50898489)
Cosmos Matwasa gave Stamford the lead. (50898489)

The draw for the second qualifying round will be made at Monday lunchtime with Stamford back in action on Tuesday night when they travel to Spalding United for a Northern Premier League Midlands Division match.

Deeping Rangers started a run of three succession home games with a 1-0 success on Saturday against Melton Town in the United Counties League Premier Division North.

Will Bird's second half strike proved the difference to give Rangers their third league win of the season from five outings.

Bourne Town are still seeking their first win of the Division One season after a 3-0 away defeat Hucknall Town.

Jordan Phillips had given the hosts the lead 11 minutes before the break with second half goals from Cayne Maxwell and Adam Nelson securing the win.

The Wakes remain on two points from seven games while Blackstones are still to get off the mark after a 2-0 home loss to Dunkirk on Saturday.

A goal in each half from Scott Litchfield and Christian Hatley secured the win against a Stones side which finished the match with 10 men after George Warrington collected a second caution.

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