Drury predicts more goals from his free-scoring Daniels

The Daniels beat Mickleover Sports 5-2 on Saturday'Photo: Geoff Atton
The Daniels beat Mickleover Sports 5-2 on Saturday'Photo: Geoff Atton
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Daniels boss Graham Drury has backed his high-scoring side to become even more deadly after scoring 12 goals in their last three games.

Stamford swept past Mickleover Sports 5-2 in the league on Saturday and then put three past King’s Lynn Town in the Doodson Cup on Tuesday.

Those eight strikes came on the back of four at Rainworth a few days earlier and the good news is that the goals are coming throughout the side.

Greg Smith and Ricky Miller with a double were on target at Lynn, while James Ozmen, Louis Hamilton and Gary King (2) joined Miller on the scoresheet against Mickleover.

Drury has been delighted with the speed that Miller and King have gelled as a partnership and has warned the rest of the division that they’ve only just begun.

“The partnership between Rickey Miller and Gary King is going to get stronger and stronger,” said Drury.

Speaking after the Mickleover game, the Stamford boss said: “I have been pleased with all the lads’ effort. The way that James Ozmen has settled is a big plus. He has proved that will nick a goal or two from midfield.”

It was Ozmen who levelled within a minute of Eric Graves putting Sports ahead. King then struck twice in the space of four minutes to quickly put Stamford on the front foot.

Miller added the fourth just minutes after half-time and Hamilton fired in the fifth with a deflected shot from outside the box that looped into the far top corner. Stamford eased off in the last half-hour, conceding the visitors’ second late on but the result was not in doubt.

Drury added: “It moves us in the right direction. You do really want to drop standards just because you are leading but I cannot complain when we have scored nine goals in two games.”

The Daniels upped that tally to 12 in three at Lynn, where Smith opend the scoring early on. Miller doubled the Daniels lead in the first half and added a late third after Lynn had pulled a goal back.

Stamford host sixth-placed Belper Town in the league tomorrow. Kick off at Kettering Road is at 3pm.