Robbins double earns victory for Daniels at Matlock

Stamford AFC v Workington. Photo: Geoff Atton EMN-140818-134500001

Stamford AFC v Workington. Photo: Geoff Atton EMN-140818-134500001

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Stamford AFC have started their season in perfect fashion, winning both of their games by the same score, 2-1.

Last night (Tuesday) the Daniels travelled to Matlock Town, a side which beat them 2-0 away from home last year, and came back with all three points.

Early on it was looking like it was going to be a repeat of last year, when the home side were awarded a penalty in just the third minute. Daniel Holland stepped up to score.

But Ryan Robbins, who scored twice off the bench in Stamford’s opening day victory, came to the rescue again.

Again Robbins started amongst the replacements after missing the last few weeks of pre-season on holiday. But when he came on he made his presence well and truly felt.

In the 61st minute the striker beat the defence at the near post to direct a header into the goal.

Ten minutes later he earned and scored the game winning penalty goal. After being hauled down in the box he dusted himself off to convert.

After just two games Stamford are third in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier Division by way of goal difference behind Stourbridge and King’s Lynn, who they play at home on Bank Holiday Monday next week.

Before then Stamford are away at Nantwich Town on Saturday.