Shepshed Dynamo 1 Stamford AFC 4

Friday 6th April 2012
Shepshed Dynamo 1 Stamford AFC 4
Evo-Stik League Northern Premier Division 1 South
At: The Dovecote, Butthole Lane
Kick-off: 7-45 pm
Admission: £7; Programme: £2 (44 pages); Teamsheet: 20p
Weather: mild, drizzle
Attendance: 187
Duration: first-half: 46:40; second-half: 47:40

Any hope that Shepshed had of avoiding one of the two relegation places ended with 4-1 defeat at the hands of Stamford AFC. Going into this game at the foot of the table, they required maximum points from their last four fixtures and, at the same time, needed third-from-bottom side Romulus to pick up no more than one point of their remaining fixtures. On what was my sixth visit to The Dovecote, Stamford scored twice during the first half through Tyrone Kirk and Bruno Holden after Shepshed had hit the post early on. Holden added a third goal just 13 seconds after the restart and Kirk also scored his second of the game as well. Shepshed’s deflected consolation goal came from Jerome O’Connor.

Shepshed Dynamo (black and white stripes / black / black): 1. James Martin, 2. David Boafo, 3. Zeke Jenkins, 4. Chris White, 5. Iain Screaton (capt), 6. Simon Hore, 7. Shuan Martin, 8. Rob Mulonga, 9. Steve Chaplin, 10. Jerome O’Connor, 11. Rob Brewer. Subs: 12. Jacob Sturgess (for Screaton, 88), 14. Leighton Simmonds (for Brewer, 70), 15. Carl Spencer (not used), 16. Ndricim Krasniqi (not used), 17. Justin Jenkins (not used).

Stamford AFC (red/red/red): 1. Ross Whalin, 2. Luke Garton, 3. Joe Pheasant, 4. Wayne Diuk (capt), 5. Dean Whiley, 6. Robbie Maddox, 7. Jared Holmes, 8. Nathan Watson, 9. Bruno Holden, 10. Nicholas Ghislanzoni, 11. Tyrone Kirk. Subs: 12. Scott Mooney (for Holden, 67), 14. Ryan Whitehurst (for Ghislanzoni, 80), 15. Harry Deane (for Watson, 62), 16. Danny Brooks (not used), 17. Mark Harvey (not used).

Referee: Edward Smart.
Assistants: Shaun Willoughby and Andrew Legg.

0-1 Tyrone Kirk (14)
0-2 Bruno Holden (36)
0-3 Bruno Holden (46)
0-4 Tyrone Kirk (62)
1-4 Jerome O’Connor (70)