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 Wasteful Stamford pay the penalty


 

Stamford

1

Carlton Town

3

Ryan Robbins (70)

 

Joseph Brothwell (26)

 
   

Ruben Wiggins-Thomas (61)

 
   

Courtney Hastings (72)

 

 


by JOHN FEETHAM

Stamford paid the price for missed chances and spurned opportunities as lower league Carlton Town dumped them out of the Doodson Cup last night.

 

As the stats show, Stamford created 18 shooting opportunities while their visitors mustered only eight. But Carlton forged the better openings with Stamford’s shooting either wayward or denied by some heroic defending from the Division One South side.

 

Ryan Robbins, showed great energy and tenacity all night had the game's first chance. Latching onto Ashley Robinson’s throughball he outstripped the Carlton defence but his effort was bundled behind for a corner by Jonathan Viscosi.

Stamford were dealt an early blow when Jack Ashton – who was captain for the night with Richard Jones on the bench – pulled up with a hamstring injury. He was replaced by Ryan Walker who slotted in alongside Alvin Jarvis and Lewis Carr at the back.

 

'Impressive work'


Robinson and Robbins again combined for Stamford but the latter’s shot was just off target. Carlton took the lead after 26 minutes following impressive work from the front pair of Ruben Wiggins-Thomas and Jospeh Brothwell. They combined for Wiggins-Thomas to burst into the box and pulled the ball back for his strike partner to poke home.

Robbins was soon in the thick of the action again as his deadly burst of pace saw him upended just on the edge of the box. He took the resultant free-kick which was deflected before being eventually cleared. Brothwell then shot just wide for Carlton as the half drew to a close.

 

At the start of the second half Dan Lawlor came on for Josh Ling as Stamford looked to play the ball through midfield more but they were struggling to break down a resolute Carlton rear-guard.

 

A minute past the hour Carlton doubled their lead. A corner was played back out and the resultant cross was deflected across his own box by Liam Richardson for Wiggins-Thomas to score from close range.

Stamford looked to respond immediately. A Robbins free-kick was palmed out unconvincingly by Viscosi but Shawn Richard blazed the follow up over from 14 yards out.

 

'Kept his cool'


The hosts did reduce the lead with 20 minutes to go, Robbins again bursting into the box, only to be upended and a penalty awarded. He picked himself only to see his penalty saved by Vicosi but he kept his cool to tap home as the ball came back to him.

 

As Stamford now looked to push on for an equaliser, Carlton restored their two-goal cushion just minutes later. Wiggins-Thomas was allowed to run at the Daniels defence and he rolled the ball across goal for Courtney Hastings to tap home at the far post.

 

Robbins then rattled the post with a free-kick from just outside the box before Carr saw his effort cleared off the line after Richards’ initial shot was saved.

 

The last action of a frustrating game for Stamford saw Will Jones dive at full stretch to stop a venomous Alexander Troke free-kick from nestling into the top corner.

 

News also filtered through that Grantham had beaten Deeping Rangers, 1-0 in their Lincolnshire Trophy clash, meaning Stamford will face the Gingerbreads for the fifth time this season.

 


 


STAMFORD: Will Jones, Shawn Richards, Liam Richardson, Jack Ashton (Ryan Walker), Lewis Carr, Alvin Jarvis, Ashley Robinson, Charlie Binns, Nabil Shariff (Alex Walton), Josh Ling (Dan Lawlor), Ryan Robbins. SUBS Unsed: Richard Jones and John Feetham

 

CARLTON: Jonathan Viscosi, Aaron Weldon, Billy Bennett, Alexander Troke, Jordan Vilums, Courtney Hastings, Josh Thornton, Daniel Elliott, Ruben Wiggins-Thomas, Joesph Brothwell, Ben Flynn. SUBS: Kallum Keane and Tom Tyler.

 

Stamford

Match Stats

Carlton

18

Total Shots

8

4

Shots On Target

4

8

Shots Off Target

4

4

Shots Blocked

0

7

Free Kicks

11

8

Corners

8

2

Offside

3

1

Yellow Cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

 


Published: 22/01/2014





 
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