Match day 2 Tuesday November 1
The squad was pleased to welcome back regulars Paul Beard, and Steve Adcock fresh from his WFA England debut in France. As both Bill Whittle and Paul Newiss were injured Bill Heath took over in goal. The squad in full was:
Bill Heath GK
Tim Marsden Cap
Match day 1 had seen the team register two draws to leave them mid table and four points behind early pace setters Boston United.
First up for Strollers was Matlock Arc, undefeated on MD1. The first half was a largely cagey affair with Matlock managing the one and only really threatening attempt on goal which squirmed under Bill Heath and trickled over the line. One nil down at half time Stamford came out for the second half determined to make amends. Playing with more movement Strollers started to stretch the Matlock defence and it was no surprise when Steve Adcock opened his account for the season to make it all square, finishing neatly following a flowing move. Stamford continued to press forward and this time it was Lee Tillen that finished off another good move. With Strollers now in complete control Adcock added a third to make the final score 3-1 to Stamford.
Buoyed by a fine win against Matlock Stamford were quickly into their stride against a Hucknall side still looking for their first points of the season. Strollers passing and movement created the space around the Hucknall area for Adcock to exploit and make it 3-0 to Stamford with a classy first half hat trick. Second half Strollers continued to dominate possession and when a fine pass from Heath in goal found Adcock on the edge of the Hucknall area Adcock scored a lovely fourth, leaving his marker literally on his knees. Final score 4-0 to Stamford.
Overall a good day for Strollers in which all members of the squad played their part in two good performances and results which set Stamford up for MD3 in which Strollers play Boston United, top of the league, and Oakham in third.
Tim Marsden Over 60s Manager