Brookbanks is upbeat despite dropped points

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Stamford 1 Belper Town 1

THE Daniels dropped two points at home to Belper Town in a physical encounter at the Premier Kitchens Arena on Saturday.

Bruno Holden gave Stamford a first half lead only for Jonathan Froggatt to level for the visitors with a little over a quarter of an hour remaining.

Stamford boss Tommy Brookbanks felt his side were denied a stonewall penalty when Nathan Watson was brought down.

He said: “This referee just shrugged his shoulders. It was a terrible mistake and just baffling.

“Yes, the game is fast but when it’s something so clear in the rules I just do not understand it.”

The Daniels were beaten at home a week earlier and then lost at Leek on Tuesday but despite the dropped points, Daniels boss Tommy Brookbanks was pleased with his side’s performances this week.

“We played some great football on Saturday,” said Brookbanks.” It was a really good response from the week before. We should have won the game comfortably but we did not take our chances.”

He was equally pleased after the match at Leek saying: “We had 80 per cent of the possession. We played some great stuff on a terrible pitch.”

l CENTRE forward Victor Kemjika has joined Stamford from nearby Corby.

Brookbanks said: “We had a look at him in a friendly at Kettering and he looked very good.”