social_03 strollers-badge

News & Tournaments

Welcome to the Stamford Strollers news and tournaments page


Here you will find the latest news items and results for the walking football teams at Stamford Strollers, based in South Lincolnshire.

By stamfordstrollers, Mar 6 2020 02:13PM

report from Gary Wildsmith


Gary Wildsmith (capt)

Trevor Oliver (gk)

Bob Lear

Bob Wood

John Hutchins

Colin Barrett-Treen

Will Barrett

Our first game was against Leicester. We set up well and managed to contain our opponents well. A stereotypical pile driver from stalwart Will Barrett settled the nerves. Unfortunately the lead was short lived as Leicester equalised. Gary Wildsmith then restored the advantage. Bob Wood then continued his goal scoring form adding a third in the second half to give Stamford a 3-1 victory.

Our next match was against runaway league leaders Bramcote. Again we set up well and were very organised. Gary Wildsmith managed to contain top scorer Mark Jones from Bramcote. Unfortunately an error by Gary allowed the ball to bobble out of his control to allow a close shot into the goal midway through the second half. This goal proved to be the only goal in the game.

Well played by all concerned and probably the best we’ve played in this competition so far.

Strollers 3 Leicester 1

Strollers 0 Bramcote 1

latest league tables at:

By stamfordstrollers, Feb 28 2020 03:56PM

Walking football as it was meant to be.

A game played by two teams in a friendly competitive manner with utmost respect for each other. There to enjoy the game, despite the horrendous weather and the pain that it may bring to the leg muscles.

This was an even well contested match, Boston had the slight edge in a tight first half but Stamford rallied after the break and worked the Boston keeper on a number of occassions although it took a 'face save' from Stamford keeper Angel Goumal to keep a clean sheet.

Post match camaraderie the winner though. Chips and beer at the local and some great banter.

Many thanks from the Strollers to Boston for coming over, Guy Walton for sorting the pitch, Stuart Craig for refereeing in horrendous conditions and to the Bluebell at Belmesthorpe for staying open and supplying us with endless chips - well looked after.


Ian Cooke (capt)

Angel Goumal (GK)

Peter Crane

Bob Lear

Bob Wallace

Colin Murrant

Dave Barry

By stamfordstrollers, Feb 23 2020 08:54PM

Results from today's league games at PDFL:

Stamford Reds 2 (Peasgood x2)

Stamford Whites 0

Stamford Whites 3 (Bratt, Simpson x 2)

Kingscliffe 4

Stamford Reds 1 (Norris)

Harborough 2

Latest league table can be found here...

Report from White's captain Will Barrett

Match report for the two games played by Stamford Whites yesterday.

The Stamford Whites squad.

Robin Gosling.

William Barrett.

Paul Archer.

John Hutchins.

Brian Dunkerley.

John Simpson.

Chris Williams.

John Pythian.

First game was against Stamford Reds. Lost 2 - 0.

This was a game where, to be truthful, the Whites found it hard to play their normal game. On reflection the Reds deserved their win.

Second game was against Kingscliffe. Lost 4 - 3.

A much better performance by the team dispite the disappointing result. A superb shot by Keith Bratt put us one up. Unfortunately, straight from their kick off John Hutchins deflected a shot into our net for the equaliser. We went two up shortly after with a goal by John Simpson. Kingscliffe then got another to even up the score. Kingscliffe then scored a third in a fairly even game. After going close on quite a few occasions, John Simpson scored the equaliser when the keeper couldn't quite keep his shot out of the goal. Right at the death Kingscliffe got their winner.

Many thanks to all who played.

By stamfordstrollers, Feb 9 2020 05:57PM

Report from yesterday's Bedford round robin from Huntingdon's James Coubrough...

Hi all a match report from todays tournament in Bedford.

We fielded a joint team to play as Huntingdon & Stamford United with 4 players from each team. Stamford provided a keeper and kit.

Other teams were :-

Rushden, Leighton Buzzard, Moulton Masters and 2 teams from Bedford the Whites and the Blues.

A well enjoyed competition played in good spirit, good consistent refereeing and glorious weather.

1st game against Rushden 1-1 pretty even and looking to win it but conceded a very late equaliser. Some really nice football played at times.

2nd game against Leighton Buzzard we won 3-0.

3rd game against Bedford Whites we lost 4-3. We conceded 2 early goals but fought back to 3-3 but again we conceded a very late winner.

4th game against Moulton was a 1-1 draw. A tight game and not a lot of chances.

Last game against Bedford Blues we lost 3-0. Felt we deserved more out of that game but hey ho that's football.

Final Table:

1 Bedford Blues

2 Moulton

3 Bedford Whites

4 Stamford/Huntingdon

5 Rushden

6 Leighton Buzzard.

In my opinion we all played well but succumbed to the eventual winning teams. Not a bad mornings effort.

Although first time as a joint team, it worked well and thanks to Gary Wildsmith from Stamford for managing the team.

By stamfordstrollers, Feb 5 2020 12:49PM

report from skipper Gary Wildsmith

Team selected :-

Trevor Oliver

Will Barrett

John Hutchins

Rob Wood

Frank Smith

Colin Barrett-Treen

Gary Wildsmith (Capt)

W3-0 v Chesterfield (F Smith, G Wildsmith 2)

Our first game saw us play Chesterfield. On paper this looked a difficult tie. The team settled into a good early rhythm and had the majority of the possession. Frank Smith scored on his debut in this league giving us an early lead. Gary Wildsmith added a second to give us some breathing space before half time. The team built on their advantage and Gary added a second. The final score was 3-0. A good solid team performance and a welcome clean sheet for Trev Oliver.

L2-4 v Matlock (R Wood 2)

Our second game was against Matlock, again another tough game on paper. The teams exchanged early possession and attempts on goal equally. Matlock taking the lead but two unanswered goals from Rob Wood also on his debut gave us a 2-1 lead at half time. Unfortunately Stamford couldn’t keep up the pressure and fell behind to 3 unanswered goals from Matlock. 4-2 being the final score.

Well done to all those that took part. An enjoyable day, unfortunately the results didn’t both go our way but the spirit and effort was 100%. Special mention to both debutantes and Trev for the clean sheet and if someone can find Will’s old boots that would be great as his newer ones are like a pitching wedge!

Current league table: