Stafford Town 0 Darlaston Town 1

Saturday 24th March 2012
Stafford Town 0 Darlaston Town 1
West Midlands (Regional) League Premier Division
At: Evans Park
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Admission: £4; Programme: £1 (28 pages)
Attendance: 35 (headcount)
Weather: sunny, dry
Duration: first-half: 45:30; second-half: 50:55

I felt a real sense of disappointment as I left Evans Park as, before the game, I was sure Stafford Town would mark my Dad’s first visit to the ground (and his first match anywhere this season) with a win. Bottom-of-the-league Darlaston Town took the lead against the run of play and held on to record only their fourth league win of the season despite Stafford creating a host of chances. The win, which followed up one at Bromyard in their last match on Tuesday, lifted ‘Darlo’ off the foot of the table for the first time this season.

Stafford Town (red/red/red): 1. Andy LeFeaver, 2. Wayne Bailey, 3. Jordan Bloor, 4. Sam Cowlishaw, 5. Dave Woodvine, 6. Mat Dockerty, 7. Carl Morris (capt), 8. John Kirby, 9. Morgan Hurley. 17. John Gaughan, 11. Matt Buckham. Subs: 12. Sean O’Callaghan (for Morris, 65), 14. Josh Anderson (not used), 15. Rhys Baker (not used), 16. Craig Hulme (not used), 17. Olly Parker (not used). Manager: Steve Dockerty.

Darlaston Town (blue/blue/blue): 1. Andy Aston, 2. Emmanual Guyes, 3. Daryl Westwood, 4. Dale Blackham, 5. Nick Lewis, 6. Aidrian Horton (capt), 7. Dennis Robinson, 8. Ricky Kelly, 9. Kev Mowchow, 10. Steve Mason, 11. Asure Coby. Subs: 12. Lumumba Boniface (for Westwood, 53), 14. Grant Winwood (for Lewis, 58), 15. Rob Elcock (not used), 16. Yanick Riches (for Mason, 74), 17. Dan Gabbidon (not used). Manager: Dave Edgley.

Referee: Trevor Sharratt.

0-1 Kev Monchow (20)

Stafford: Jordan Bloor (YC, 22)
Darlaston: Nick Lewis (YC, 49)