NON-LEAGUE: Daniels are refusing to go down, Fenmen tame Tigers

Greg Smith scored for Stamford at Skelmersdale.
Greg Smith scored for Stamford at Skelmersdale.
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Stamford AFC kept their survival hopes alive with a blistering display at Skelmersdale last night (April 19), but they could still be relegated from the Evo Stik Northern Premier Division this evening (April 20).

If Mickleover Sports collect a point from their penultimate fixture at Nantwich tonight, the Daniels are doomed, but if there’s a home win then it’s very much game on. Stamford’s final fixture is at home to Mickleover on Saturday when a win could confirm a second Great Escape in successive seasons for Graham Drury’s side.

Stamford also have a six-goal difference deficit to overcome, but they survived in thrilling style on the final day last season so nothing should be ruled out!

The Daniels fell beind in the second minute last night but quickly equalised through Jordan Smith. Further goals from Greg Smith, Jake Newman and Lee Beeson kept the season alive for 24 hours longer at least.

In the United Counties Premier Division Dick Creasey steered Wisbech Town to a first win in his fourth spell as manager at Fenland Park.

The Fenmen beat Holbeach 2-1. It was a fourth successive defeat for ‘The Tigers’ as early goals from Stuart Cobb and Danny Beaumont proved decisive. Olli Donald pulled a goal back for Holbeach before the break.

Holbeach are back in Premier Division action at Rothwell Corinthians tomorrow (April 21).

Division One champions Peterborough Sports are at Bugbrooke St Michaels this evening.

RESULTS

Tuesday, April 19

EVO-STIK LEAGUE

Northern Premier Division

Skelmersdale Utd 1

Stamford AFC 4 (J. Smith, G. Smith, Newman, Beeson)

CHROMASPORT & TROPHIES UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE

Premier Division

Wisbech Town 2 (Cobb, Beaumont)

Holbeach Utd 1 (Donald)

FIXTURES

Wednesday, April 20

CHROMASPORT & TROPHIES UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE

Premier Division: Huntingdon v Eynesbury.

Division One: Bugbrooke St Michaels v Peterborough Sports.

Thursday, April 21

CHROMASPORT & TROPHIES UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE

Premier Division: Rothwell Corinthians v Holbeach United.

Alan Swann

alan.swann@jpress.co.uk