Stamford beat Whitby away to move up the league

Stamford Daniels v Trapston Town. Photo: Geoff Atton EMN-140303-113528001
Stamford Daniels v Trapston Town. Photo: Geoff Atton EMN-140303-113528001

Stamford Daniels delivered a 2-1 win on the road at Whitby Town on Saturday to move up the Evo-Stik Northern Premier Division to 15th position.

The win saw the Daniels leap-frog Buxton and Marine who both lost at the weekend.

On a windswept pitch all the goals come in the second half with Lewis Carr and Jordon Smith netting for the travelling Daniels.

However Stamford were only in the position to win the game thanks to an outstanding performance by keeper Will Jones.

The man of the match made a host of top saves in the first half to keep Whitby at bay.

On two occasions Jones showed great reactions to make double saves at the feet of the Whitby strike force.

The Stamford keeper was also called into action to use all his athleticism to tip a number of goalward efforts around his post.

Jones has made a real impact this season since coming in for the injured Alex Lynch.

However the keeper was not alone in keeping Town out with the defence and even midfield pitching in.

Carr gave Stamford the lead in the 62nd minute after getting on the end of a Dan Lawlor corner.

On 72 minutes the Daniels doubled their lead when Smith showed his pace to get the better of the home defence and smash his shot low past Shane Bland between the Whitby sticks.

Graeme Armstrong notched a goal back for the home side in the 83rd minute to make it a nervy end to the match.

In the final moments of the game Jason Field showed great commitment to throw himself at a powerful shot from David McTiernan, injuring himself in the process but preserving a vital three points for Stamford.

Whitby Town: Shane Bland, Ibrahim Hassan, Mark Robinson (c), Lee Bullock, Richard Pell, David McTiernan, Kevin Burgess, Lee Mason, Graeme Armstrong, Craig Farrell, Nathan Mulligan. Substitutes: Shane Henry, Adam Rundle, Tom Portas, Darren Williams and David Campbell.

Stamford: Will Jones, Lewis Carr, Jason Field, Jack Ashton, Richard Jones (c), Emeka Nwadike, Daniel Lawlor, Ashley Robinson, Jordan Smith, Nabil Shariff, Shawn Richards.

Substitutes: David Staff, Ryan Robbins, Charlie Binns.