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Stamford AFC are through to the next round of the FA Cup after victory over Wroxham




Four goals in 18 first half minutes saw Stamford safely negotiate a potentially tricky FA Cup preliminary round clash at Wroxham on Saturday.

After falling behind to an early opener for the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division side, Stamford struck the four-some haul despite their late arrival at Trafford Park.

Coach problems on the trip to Norfolk saw Stamford's late arrival delay the kick-off for 15 minutes.

Harry Vince scored Stamford's third goal. Photo: Geoff Atton (15697290)
Harry Vince scored Stamford's third goal. Photo: Geoff Atton (15697290)

They then fell behind in the 11th minute when Ryan Miles fired the Yachtsman into the lead against the run of play.

It took just seven minutes for in-form Stamford to level though as Tendai Chitiza converted from Cosmos Matwasa's assist.

Matwasa then gave Stamford the lead two minutes later before Harry Vince's first goal for the club made it 3-1 in the 23rd minute.

Tom Siddons then struck in the 36th minute to put the Daniels in control at the break.

The hosts introduced former Norwich City and Nottingham Forest frontman Grant Holt at the break.

And, although they reduced the arrears through Miles' second goal six minutes into the second half, the Daniels' dominant display in the opening period had helped secure a third successive victory to start their new season.

Stamford: Haystead, Taylor, Challinor, Vince, Wright, Blunden, Chitiza (Mwanyongo 77), Morgan, Hicks, Siddons (Keeble 66), Matwasa (Brown-Hill 82). Not used: O'Hare, Tarris.

Stamford are back in action on Bank Holiday Monday when they travel to Wisbech Town (kick-off 3pm) looking to maintain their unbeaten start to the BetVictor Northern Premier League South East Division season.



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