Stamford AFC completed another astonishing comeback to avoid defeat in the Evo Stik Northern Premier Division yesterday (September 19).
The Daniels were staring another home defeat in the face when they fell 3-0 down to bottom club Ramsbottom, but two goals from Ryan Robbins and a last-gasp header from a corner by Cameron Powell rescued an unlikely point.
It was a first home point of the season for Stamford, but they will be disappointed not to beat a team who have yet to win.
Spalding’s steady start in Division One South continued with a 1-1 draw at Market Drayton, Former Nottingham Forest youngster Nialle Rodney levelled on his Spalding debut.
Peterborough Sports are five wins from five matches after a 5-0 win at home to Long Buckby in United Counties Division One.
Sports, who have signed highly-rated midfielder Jamie Thurlbourne on ba dula registration from Spalding, possess a frightening amount of attacking talent and big guns Karl Gibbs (2), Avelino Vieira (2) and Jamie Graham were all on target against Buckby.
Bourne lost their manager on Friday (September 18), but still managed to beat Olney 3-2 at the Abbey Lawns less than 24 hours later.
Raf Mazzerella blamed unspecified ‘incidents’ for his resignation. He said: “A couple of incidents this season have drained me and were the final straw. I have done 10 seasons now of football, a couple of those running two sides. I am running on empty and need to step away.
“I have really enjoyed my time at Bourne and I am grateful for the opportunity they gave me.”
Steve Wilson managed Bourne against Olney and he would have been delighted at late goals from Max Burrell and Joe Moore-Papworth to turn a likely defeat into three points. Dan Smith also scored.
Dan Evans scored for Blackstones, but they went down 2-1 to a last-minute goal at Potton.
In the Premier Division Holbeach moved within three points of leaders Kirby Muxloe after Jake Clitheroe popped up with his first goal of the season at Harborough. It finished 1-0.
The other local FA Cup heroes from midweek Deeping Rangers were held to a 1-1 home draw by Rothwell Corinthians after Scott Mooney failed to convert a late penalty. Scott Coupland had earlier fired Deeping ahead.
Dan Cotton scored twice from the spot in a 3-2 win at Oadby. The home side were also awarded a penalty, but they missed their opportunity from 12 yards.
Wisbech woes continued with a 3-1 defeat at Cogenhoe and Peterborough Norther Star went down 2-1 at Northampton Spencer despite a fine equaliser from Hayden Bream.
EVO STIK LEAGUE
Northern Premier Division
Stamford 3 (Robbins 2, Powell)
Ramsbottom United 3
Division One South
Market Drayton 1
Spalding 1 (Rodney)
UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE
Cogenhoe United 3
Wisbech 1 (Fairweather)
Deeping Rangers 1 (Coupland)
Rothwell Corinthians 1
Harborough Town 0
Holbeach United 1 (Clitheroe)
Northampton Spencer 2
Peterborough Northern Star 1 (Bream)
Oadby Town 2
Yaxley 3 (Cotton 2, Gearing)
Bourne Town 3 (Smith, Burrell, Moore-Papworth)
Olney Town 2
Peterborough Sports 5 (Gibbs 2, Vieira 2, Graham)
Long Buckby 0
Blackstones 1 (Evans)