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Match Report  |  Gresley Rovers vs Stamford AFC


Gresley Rovers  0
Stamford AFC  0

Northern Premier League Midlands

The Moat Ground

Saturday, 8th April 2023, 3.00pm


Match Sponsor: Brilliant Hygiene Services

Rovers Slow Daniels Title Charge

Alfie Burley

Gresley Rovers took another good stride towards safety after holding league leaders Stamford to a goalless draw at the Moat Ground.

Opportunities were at a premium in a scrappy affair with Jonathan Margetts’ volley in the second half the closest the away side came to victory.

Gresley meanwhile had a header cleared off the line in first half injury time in their most promising attack.

Rovers started the game brightly against the league leaders, with James Spruce sending a shot into the side netting, whilst Dominic Perkins had a piledriver held by Daniel Wallis.

It was a half of few chances in truth, with Stamford struggling to get to grips with the unique playing surface of the Moat Ground.

The Lincolnshire side did have a half-chance when Cameron Johnson blazed over before Jonathan Margetts was stopped in his tracks by a superb recovering challenge from Mason Frizelle.

Margetts was then in the thick of the action again when he attempted to touch Jack Duffy’s shot past Lewis Fenney, but he couldn’t get a good enough connection on the ball.

It was Rovers who ended the half the better though as James Spruce came inches away from converting Shaquille Leachman-Whittingham’s centre.

From the resultant throw, Alex Morris flicked a header goalwards which was headed off the line by a covering Stamford defender.

In the second half the away side started to exert some more pressure, and they forced Fenney into action when Margetts volleyed towards the bottom corner.

Jon Challinor was then played through down the right, but Alex Morris did well to block his shot.

Rovers nearly stole it in the latter stages when Jonathan Letford’s cross into the box was met by Danny Munday, but Wallis’ save was comfortable.

Neither side created enough to warrant winning the game however, with Gresley grateful to earn a surprise draw to ease relegation fears.

Match Stats
  GFC SA
Shots on Target 1 2
Shots off Target 2 4
Corners 2 2
Fouls Conceded 8 11
Yellow Cards 1 4
Red Cards 0 0
Possession (%) 50 50
Streaming Interview
Gresley Rovers
1 Lewis Fenney
2 George Clark
3 Dominic Perkins
4 Alby Lansdowne
5 Mason Frizelle
6 Alex Morris (c)
7 Michael Williams
8 Bekir Halil
9 Jonathan Letford
10 James Spruce
11 Shaq Leachman-Whittingham
Subs
12 Dylan Hunniford Yellow Card
for 10 - 77 mins
15 Danny Munday
for 7 - 46 mins
17 James Harrison
for 11 - 63 mins
18 Tyler Donaldson
not used
Stamford AFC
1 Daniel Williams
2 Joe Burgess Yellow Card
3 Connor Bartle Yellow Card
4 James Blunden
5 Sean Wright (c) Yellow Card
6 Marshal Willock
7 Robert Morgan
8 Harry Vince
9 Jack Duffy
10 Jonathan Margetts
11 Cameron Johnson Yellow Card
Subs
12 Stacey Freeman
not used
14 Isaac Currie
fpr 6 - 28 mins
15 Jon Challinor
for 11 - 75 mins
16 Will Mellors-Blair
not used
17 Michael Frew
not used
Other Match Info

Referee: William Booth

Attendance: 672

Star Player
Albert Lansdowne

Albert Lansdowne

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