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Stamford v Histon
Saturday 16th November 2002
Dr Martens League - Eastern

Player
Goals
#
Player
Goals
Horrigan
1
Barber
Donald
2
Hipperson
Peaks
3
Coburn
Ashby
4
Jeffery
Thompson
5
Saddington (c)
Green
6
A Cambridge 1 (p)
Smeathers
7
Tovey
Steadman
8
Andrews
Ndekwe 1
9
Rowe
Pritchard 1
10
I Cambridge
Ainslie
11
Farrington
- Subs - - -
Fisher
12
Girling for Jeffery
Byrne
14
Hanniver for Hipperson
Rhule
15
Kennedy for Farrington
Yardy
16
Barker
Yardy
GK

Manager Steve Fallon welcomed back center half and captain Andy Jeffery, for the first time this season, but it meant heartbreak for one of the center halfs, and it was John Girling who dropped down to the bench.

Games against Stamford are normally tight affairs, and this was going to be no diffence.

In fact it only took 9 minutes for the game to spark in to life when a goal from Stamford's Malcom Ndekwe put the home side in front, but on 15 minutes referee Martin Griffiths awarded Histon a penalty for a foul on center half James Saddington, some fun and games by keeper' Darren Horrigan didn't put off Adie Cambridge as he planted the ball past the gaint keeper.

Two minutes later James Rowe pushed forward only to be brought down, as the referee waved play on, not the last or first decision to have the fans scratching their heads, but the linesman on the side line kept his flag up. It was then the referee pointed to the spot, but this time the result was very different, with Horrigan guessed right to palm away the kick from Adie Cambridge.

A rasping shot from the home side had Barber in trouble but he managed to tip the ball on to his bar, but he quickly span around to pounce on the ball.

It was again all action in the Histon 6 yard box, as a dozen players became involved in a goalmouth fracas, the end result was an early bath for The Daniels goal scorer as Ndekwe was sent for the field, much to the horror of the home following, his crime, he kicked out a keeper Paul Barber whilst on the floor.


HALF TIME :-
1 - 1

With the home side down to 10 men and the game evenly balanced, nobody could call the end result, with Histon pushing forward looking for the sencond goal, the home broke quickly when ever they could.

On 61 minutes Stamford did break forward, and yet another strange decision came for the referee, as a Stamford player went down in the box, the whistle blew and he pointed to the spot, for the kick up stepped Gareth Pritchard to score.

Stamford managed to hold on to the final whistle to run out winners.


FULL TIME :-
Stamford 2 - 1 Histon