Lightning strikes twice for Daniels

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Stamford were knocked out of a cup competition by Buxton for the second time this season on Saturday.

The Daniel, seeking revenge after losing 3-1 to Buxton in the FA Cup, bowed out of the FA Trophy, 2-0, to a the same side at Kettering Road on Saturday.

Buxton started the stronger side and put pressure on Stamford every time they had the ball.

The visitors’ created their first chance early on when Grant Black’s cross found Michael Towey who’s header crashed back off the bar to Kieran Lugsden his first time effort was tipped over by Matt Finlay.

Stamford had another let off when a long ball was flicked on to Mark Reed whose shot on the turn went off the post into the side netting.

Stamford’s best chance of the half came from a Paul Mayo cross headed down to James Ozmen by Gregg Smith. His lob was only just clawed away by Ian Deakin in the Buxton goal.

Buxton took the lead on 38 minutes. Black’s cross was mis-headed down by Reed but it bounced over everyone and inside the far post.

The visitors made it two just three minutes later when Towey pulled the ball back to Reed who pulled the trigger from the edge of the area to side foot the ball into the corner of the Stamford net.

There were a handful of chances in the second half for both sides with Ricky Miller twice forcing smart saves from Deakin, and in the final minutes Gary King forced a good save from a free kick. But overall Buxton were the stronger side and deserved to progress into the next round.

M-o-M: Mark Reed (Buxton)

Attendance: 239