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Stamford AFC defeat AFC Telford in FA Cup second qualifying round tie




Stamford produced a superb giantkilling to knock National League North side AFC Telford out of the FA Cup on Saturday.

A double strike from Cosmos Matwasa helped secure the 2-1 away win in the second qualifying round tie.

Matwasa put the Daniels ahead after 26 minutes of the cup clash and then doubled their advantage before half-time.

Cosmos Matwasa. Photo: Dan Allen (51370025)
Cosmos Matwasa. Photo: Dan Allen (51370025)

The Daniels had all of their recognised strikers missing from the starting line-up and manager Graham Drury's game-plan of playing Matwasa and Chitiza as a front pairing worked wonders in the first half as Stamford secured their two-goal advantage.

The Bucks - who play two levels above Stamford - did halve the deficit through Scott Durrell's penalty with 14 minutes of the match remaining but the Daniels held out to secure a memorable win and a place in Monday's third qualifying round draw.

Blackstones and Bourne Town both secured their first wins of the United Counties League Division One season.

The Wakes were 3-2 home winners over Ingles with all of their goals coming in an 18 minute second half blitz.

They had trailed at the interval but Harry Fitizjohn brought them level after 64 minutes with Jake Mason then putting the Wakes ahead 15 minutes from time.

Aaron Warrener's third goal after 82 minutes then proved crucial as Ingles hit their second goal late on.

Blackstones were 3-0 away winners in their crunch clash at Borrowash Victoria who were also looking for their first victory of the campaign.

Nathan Smith gave Stones an 11th minute lead which he doubled before half-time with Joe Cox then adding the third after the break.



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