Stafford Town 1 Rocester 1

Saturday 28th July 2012
Stafford Town 1 Rocester 1
Pre-Season Friendly
At: Evans Park
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Admission: £4; Programme: £1
Weather: sunny, cooling wind
Attendance: 50 (headcount)
Duration: first-half: 45:57: second-half: 49:42

For the first leg of my third ‘double’ in four days, I made the familiar short trip to Evans Park where Stafford Town hosted Midland Alliance side Rocester in what turned out to be an entertaining friendly. Craig Smith put the visitors ahead no long after the half-hour but the Reds equalised in the second half through Francis Dacres.

Stafford Town (red/red/red): 1. Karl Smith, 2. Tom Hind, 3. Trialist, 4. Ben Henderson, 5. Dave Ebberson, 6. Wayne Bailey, 7. Francis Dacres, 8. Ismael Reid (capt), 9. Ashley Sheridan, 7. Jason Cunningham, 11. Darryll Johns.

Rocester (white/black/black): 1. Richard Froggett, 2. Ryan Piriee, 3. Carl Allen, 4. Dan McLeod, 5. Joe Rogers, 6. Darren Bullock, 7. Jack Langston, 8. Craig Holland (capt), 9. Craig Smith, 10. Edwin Asante-Ahenkorah, 11. Adam Swain.

Referee: James Scerri (Stafford).
Assistants: Josh Warren and Graham Mitchell.

0-1 Craig Smith (35)
1-1 Francis Dacres (77)

Cards: none