Non-league: Stamford sign off from Wothorpe Road in style

Ryan Robbins (left) scored in Stamford's final game at Wothorpe Road. EMN-141123-170445009
Ryan Robbins (left) scored in Stamford's final game at Wothorpe Road. EMN-141123-170445009
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Stamford said farewell to their home for the last 118 years in fine style.

In the last competitive game to be staged at Wothorpe Road, the Daniels’ beat Rushall Olympic 3-0 in the Northern Premier Division thanks to goals from Ryan Robbins, Dan Lawlor and Nabil Shariff.

Ironically it was a first home win since August 25 for Stamford, although a broken ankle for top scorer Robbins dampened the celebrations.

Stamford will now move to their new stadium at Borderville. Their first home game at the new facility is against Nantwich Town on December 13.

It’s turning out to be a superb season for local United Counties League sides.

There is a heavy presence at the top of both the Premier Division and Division One, while five local United Counties League teams will compete in the third round of the FA Vase early next month and all will be pretty happy with the draw.

Peterborough Northern Star, Wisbech and Deeping Rangers will all play at home on December 6.

Holbeach and Yaxley have been handed winnable away ties at the last-64 stage.

FA Vase draw: Brantham Athletic v Yaxley, London Colney v Holbeach, Peterborough Northern Star v Flackwell Heath, Wisbech v Walsall Wood, Deeping Rangers v Heanor Town.

Holbeach earned their place in the third round after twice coming from behind to beat Premier Division rivals Huntingdon 3-2, while a Scott Carter hat-trick enabled Yaxley to see off Fakenham 3-0.

Josh Ford scored twice as Wisbech came from behind to pip Cleethorpes 2-1 and Deeping scored twice in the second-half to beat Oxhey 2-0.

Peterborough Sports had a disappointing weekend as they lost top spot in Division One as well as their FA Vase derby to Peterborough Northern Star.

Sports are in Northants Junior Cup action this Saturday when entertaining Rothwell Corinthians at PSL. They will be hoping for an unlikely favour from Blackstones who are at home to Division One leaders Lutterworth,

Pick of the Premier Division games this weekend is at Wisbech as fourth-placed Cogenhoe are the visitors to Fenland Park.

Wisbech drew their midweek game at Deeping thanks to a late Stuart Cobb leveller.