Stamford 2 Corby Town 7
FOUR late goals condemned Stamford to a heavy home defeat against Conference North side Corby Town on Saturday.
The Daniels were trailing 3-2 at half-time with recent signings Gary King and Scott Mullarkey on target for the Daniels and Matt Read scoring a hat-trick for the visitors.
But with 20 minutes to go, Stamford caved in, conceding four times in quick succession to leave the Steelmen 7-2 winners.
Daniels boss Simon Clark: “I thought we did really well against them in the first half.
“We could not do a lot about Matt Rhead who was a class apart, which is probably why he is being looked at by Chesterfield.
“But in the second half we forgot the basics and let them run away with it a bit as we gave them some sloppy late goals.
“At the end of the day it was always going to be a very hard game for us against Corby and there were still plenty of positives to take from the game.
“I thought we attacked with a lot of fluidity and invention at times and we showed that in the first half. We need to cut out the silly defensive mistakes that cost us in the last 20 minutes but it was a good lesson for us and a valuable experience.”
Centre half Miles Chamberlain will miss the Lincs Senior Shield tie against Grantham on Saturday after suffering a knock against Corby but is expected to be fit for the start of the Evo-Stik League Division One South season a week later.
Blackstones 1 Quorn 2
BLACKSTONES offered stubborn resistance against against EvoStick First Division South side Quorn at Lincoln Road on Saturday.
Quorn skipper Kris Mathews scored a powerful header and Kris Nurse blasted home a fine second before former Quorn player Ben Easson notched a late consolation for Stones.