Points dropped but Daniels remain unbeaten at home

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THE Daniels dropped their first points at home this season with a 2-2 draw against Brigg Town on Saturday.

Stamford went behind in the third minute when Bruno Holden was sharper than the Daniels defence to pick up a rebound that came back off the Stamford post. But Simon Clark’s side hit back instantly through Sam Mullarkey.

In front of the biggest attendance of the season at the Premier Kitchens Arena, Stamford found it tough to play their passing game for the first hour and Brigg went 2-1 up before the break.

Stamford had been caught out by the diagonal ball just moments earlier when Brig’s Lawrence Heward slipped at the crucial moment. Minutes later, the Brigg number three made no mistake, capitalising on space on the right hand side of Stamford’s defence to beat stand-in keeper Alex Archer.

Archer, only 17 and a junior player at Peterborough United, played well on his Stamford debut, and aside from the odd mature of the opening goal when he should have done better he confidently commanded his area and distributed the ball well.

After the break, Stamford pushed Lee Beeson further forward and created far more chances. They could have scored several times before Gary King equalised, albeit finishing at the second attempt.

Two points dropped but Stamford remain unbeaten at home in the league.

Stamford (v brigg): Alex Archer, Matthew Cook, Adam Hewitt, Danny Brooks, Miles Chamberlain, Michael Jacklin, Lee Beeson, Danny Steadman, Gary King, Sam Mullarkey, Jake Gibson. Subs: Seth Burkett, David Staff, Harry Deane.

Man of the match: Michael Jacklin.

Attendance: 238.

Stamford travel to Shepshed Dynamo in the League Cup on Wednesday. Kick off is at 7.45pm.