Stafford Town 1 Southam United 0

Monday 1st April 2013
Ten-man Stafford Town produced a battling performance to survive considerable pressure from visitors Southam United to record a narrow single goal victory. The only goal came early in the 4th minute when Southam striker Pav Tomczak headed a Mat Dockerty corner into his own net. Injuries and the 79th minute straight red card for Ishmale Reid made the Town’s task harder but they resolutely held on to move up to fifth position in the Premier Division table. Stafford Town haven’t had that many home games since the end of November so it was nice to get back to Evans Park this afternoon where, as always, a warm welcome is guaranteed.

Stafford Town 1 Southam United 0
Athium Midland Combination Premier Division
At: Evans Park
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Admission: £4; Programme: £1 (28 pages)
Weather, dry, very cold wind

Full report to follow...

Stafford Town (red/red/red): 1. Richard Stone, 2. James Cresswell, 3. James Wild, 4. Ben Henderson, 5. James Price, 6. Mat Dockerty (capt), 7. Ishmale Reid, 8. Alex Rowland, 9. Paul McMahon, 10. Spencer Gunnell, 11. Tom Hind. Subs: 12. Darryl Johns (for Hind, 64), 14. Ryan Fox (for Dockerty, 48), 15. Joe Woodward (for Rowland, 68). Manager: Adam Cunningham.

Southam United (yellow/blue/blue): 1. Ollie Manuel, 2. Marc Passey, 3. Lee Thomas, 4. Josh Cole (capt), 5. Michael Clough, 6. Jamie Coleman, 7. Tom Leaver, 8. Chris Hayden, 9. Simeon Smith, 10. Pav Tomczak, 11. Chris Murphy. Subs: 12. Jim Graham (for Tomczyk, 84), 14. Howard Forinton (for Cole, ht), 15. Tom Davison (not used), 16. Logan Roberts (for Murphy, 84), 17. Kieran Conway (not used). Manager: Lee Knibbs.

Referee: Adrian Hall.
Assistants: Brian Rowley and Ian Wylie.

Attendance: 47

Duration: first-half: 45:27; second-half: 49:04

1-0 Pav Tomczak (4 og)

Stafford: Ishmale Reid (RC, 79)
Southam: Michael Clough (YC, 77)