Eight goals and two red cards as Stamford beat Coalville in cup

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THE Daniels engineered another spirited fightback on Tuesday evening after going two down to Coalville inside the first half hour.

Stamford faced the Ravens for the third time in a little over a month at the Premier Kitchens Arena - this time in the Doodson League Cup - and won 5-3 after extra time in a game that had everything including eight goals and two red cards.

With new boss Tommy Brookbanks watching from the stands, Stamford conceded two first half goals to Chris Gumery. His first was a header that looped over goalkeeper Mario Ziccardi and the second a great strike that whistled in from 25 yards.

Stamford had fallen behind in their previous two games to go and gone on to win and Sam Mullarkey began the fightback, nodding home a corner as half time approached.

Mullarkey then beat the offside to tee up Lee Beeson to equalise after the break and a deflected Gary Knig shot gave Stamford the lead in a fiesty second half that saw two Coalville players dismissed.

Callum Woodward was first to receive his marching orders after he lost his cool and received two yellows within the space of 60 seconds. Substitute Ryan Robbins was next to go. The pacy striker had looked dangerous but received his second booking after a studs-up lunge.

But Anthony Carney levelled for nine-man Coalville to force extra-time.

Stamford appeared to want to walk the ball into the net during the first half of extra time but in the final 15 minutes David Staff cut in from the left to drill the ball low into the corner. Soon after Harry Deane settled matters, scoring from a similar spot on the edge of the Coalville area.