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Manager David Staff remains optimistic after Tuesday night's loss in Staffordshire to Nantwich.
'I thought for large spells we played well, and had some good spells of possession. Our 17 shots to there 8 maybe tells part of the story, and does show we need to be a little bit smarter and decisive in both boxes. Conceding inside the first minute will always make things different but I thought we remained positive throughout and just needed it to go in 10 minutes earlier. They clearly scored very late on as we pressed forward but we certainly had chances before then to be back in the game'.
Nantwich 3-1 Stamford
Match report HERE
Another report from Catmose College student Harry Ashman as part of his Duke of Edinburgh award is here
Stamford 2-0 Stafford Rangers
Stamford eased past Stafford with goals from Shawn Richards and Alvin Jarvis.
Full match report HERE
Stamford helps student
As part of working towards his Duke of Edinburgh's Award, Catmose College student Harry Ashman has to undertake something new to him in the skills section of the award. With an interest in sports journalism, Harry approached the Club and asked if he could report on some of our fixtures. Of course we were delighted to help. His report for the win against Witton is HERE.
Buxton 2-2 Stamford
Stamford draw away in an eventful game after going 2-0 ahead. Match report HERE
Stamford 3-1 Witton Albion
Match report HERE
Local Artist to attend game
Local artist Karen Neale will be attending today's game to commence her impression of 'The Town Ground'.
The idea & process will be shared in a feature to be released next week
Grantham 0-1 Stamford
Stamford edge into the Lincolnshire Trophy Final. Match Report HERE.
The final will be held on 29th April at Lincoln City's Sincil Bank Stadium.
Nantwich v Stamford re-arranged
Match has been re-arranged for Tuesday 4th March.
DISC Race Night
DISC are holding their annual race night on Saturday 15th March after the league game against AFC Fylde.
This event will take place in clubhouse and the first race will be 5.30-6.00pm.
There will be 8 races in total.
Race sponsorship is available for £20.00, this will include your details on the race card and on the Facebook page. Also you can purchase horses for £3.00 each, with the winner of each race winning a bottle of wine.
If anyone is interested in either sponsoring a race, purchasing a horse or if you wish to sell races and horses to friends and colleagues please let me know.
This is a fantastic fundraiser for the supporters club and will be great entertainment for all ages as well, please spread the word to ensure this is an excellent night.
Please visit the club shop or email Richard Curtis HERE to purchase a horse or a race.
Stamford will now play Witton Albion AWAY on Tuesday 11th March, followed by Matlock Town at HOME a week later on Tuesday 18th March.
Hedge Enders plan celebrations
A group of Daniels’ fans who stand at the Hedge End have got together and will be sponsoring the match against Marine on March 29.
They are looking to get as many past and present Hedge Enders to the game as possible. As well as that, they will be taking over Art's Bar for an evening of musical entertainment - with Dale Farrow's (Clipper) band The Shambollix coming down from Yorkshire to play a set of punk and new wave covers from arguably the club's most successful period (1976 to 1982).
Daniels' fan and event organiser Tim Bluff revealed: "Myself and a couple of pals will also be spinning a complementary mixed bag of tunes taking us all the way up to the present day (think Oasis, Kasabian, The Libertines, James, Kings of Leon, Blur etc, possibly the odd Two Tone track; and maybe even some Saxon if Andy Hunt sticks around!). So a cracking band and a couple of half decent djs, and best of all - it's free to get in."
He continued: "Obviously, the club will have one or two official events lined up to celebrate the end of our time at Wothorpe Road but a few us have got our heads together and agreed to sponsor the game and arrange the entertainment.
“There will be more details to follow in due course. So spread the word and get the message out there.”
For a poster of the event, please click HERE
Nwadike signs on
Stamford AFC have signed experienced midfielder Emeka Nwadike and he should be available for Saturday's home fixture against Matlock Town FC.
Manager David Staff believes the midfielders presence and experience is something that is needed in the Daniels side.
'As a management team, myself and Rob felt that, as a squad we have an abundance of young, energetic, dynamic players. Do we have enough experience and know-how? Possibly not. We have a great dressing room at present and I want develop that into a winning dressing room. 'Macca's' experience and drive will offer us something different and compliment the abilities of others in the midfield area. He is clearly aware he will have to earn his place into the team but his presence is needed in what can be a relatively quiet, inexperienced squad, especially with Jon Challinor's recent departure. We are trying to continually improve the squad and now have more depth with various midfield options, who can also cover different positions'.
Stamford goals online!
We now have a local company filming our games, and they have kindly allowed us to use their goal clips.
Currently we have the goals from the 3-0 win over King's Lynn and the 4-0 win over Droylesden online.
They can be seen on the Social Media page HERE.
Stamford's new £5 million sporting facility takes shape
Building work is now well underway on the eagerly awaited new Football Stadium and sports educational facility on land next to the Ryhall Road in Stamford.
To read the FULL press release, please click HERE
Xmas 2013 draw winners
Well the draw is over for another year and raised £957 for the Club which is a great result. Thanks to everyone who bought or sold tickets - we wouldn't have been so successful without your efforts. Thanks also to those who donated prizes and to those who helped out on the day folding the last minute rush of tickets - about 500 books!
A full list of prize winners is here.
If like me you haven't won, commiserations but thanks again for your support and there is always next year to have more chances!
Stamford 0-2 Ilkeston
Stamford slip to a defeat at home. Match Report HERE
New ground progresses
With earthworks and foundations progressing well at Stamford's new Borderville ground on Ryhall Road, the first significant step is emerging as contractors R G Carter Building Ltd erect the metal framework for offices and changing rooms (seen here).
Site manager Shaun Allerton revealed this week that the development is all going to plan and that they would start work on the sports hall framework next week. He commented: "The weather has been ok, apart from that gale which stopped work with the cranes, so we are making good progress."
Stamford hope to move to Borderville early next autumn.
Daniels New Stadium and Football Development Centre
With the University of Leicester Archaeological Services now off site, builders R G Carter have been busily completing bulk earthworks at Borderville. This will enable them, through early December, to complete the foundations and begin introducing structural steelwork, metal decking and drainage to the first team pitch - all hopefully completed by Christmas.
Then brickwork, roof cladding, external works and other drainage will be the major tasks for January.
The site's 15-man team have been flat out since the archaeologists declared that work could go ahead. They had found an ancient stone kiln and part of a human jaw bone, possibly from the Roman era, but nothing which would stop the development. Phew!
Commented site manager Shaun Allerton: "I'm happy with the progress we are making. We are where we want to be at the moment and the weather has been kind to us. We are hoping to avoid lengthy wet or cold spells."
Seen in our picture, with Borderville plans, are site executives, manager Shaun Allerton (right) and foreman Martyn Hardy.
NPL Podcast mentions Hanson's Field
The Monthly NPL Podcast mentioned StamfordAFC's very own beer, Hanson's Field twice in it's latest Podcast after supporter Giles Lawrence (known as Stampy) sent them a bottle to try and review.
Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal
Stamford Branch Member Shaun Arthur is delighted with the response to the British Legion poppy appeal that commenced over the course of last weekend.
Shaun attended the Hednesford FA Cup game as a official Club Match-day volunteer whilst raising money for The RBL.
Sean commented to www.stamfordafc.co.uk "I was delighted with the response from both Daniels and Hednesford supporters. The money raised has given the this year's appeal a wonderful start, working towards Remembrance Sunday on November 10th".
Daniels New Stadium & Football Development Centre.
Our Application under Section 73 Agreement to vary the wording to specific conditions relating to timescales of access improvements was approved at South Kesteven's Development Control Meeting (8th October)
Construction will commence Wednesday October 9th.
The Club will issue information throughout the construction process, updating our supporters on The Programme of Works.