Daniels want to be this season’s FA Cup heroes
Graham Drury is challenging his Stamford squad to go out and become this year’ s FA Cup heroes.
Drury wants his Daniels squad to seize their opportunity by winning their second qualifying round tie at fellow Evo Stik Division One South side Gresley on Saturday.
Stamford are the only local side left in the competition.
Drury said: “Every player wants to do well in the FA Cup, and go on a run as they know they can make a name for themselves.”
Gresley have begun the season in impressive form, recording four wins and three draws from their opening seven contests. They currently sit sixth, 14 places above Daniels, and ruthlessly put six past Deeping Rangers in the previous round.
Stamford go into the contest on the back of a 2-1 league defeat at Newcastle Town which left the club languishing in 20th in the table.
But Drury is not giving up on his dream of an instant return to the Northern Premier’s top flight.
“It’s a bit more directin our league, and the teams around us are used to that type of football,” Drury continued.
“It can be an ugly league, but we’ve just got to fight our way out of it.”
Spalding are second in the same division after beating Loughborough Dynamo 2-1 last weekend when prolific marksman Brad Wells was again among the scorers.
Yaxley produced the result of the first qualifying round in the FA Vase last weekend when thumping Eynesbury 7-0 at In2itive Park. Phil Stebbing scored four goals.
But Deeping, Wisbech and Bourne all bowed out.
Dan George makes a great save during Peterborough Northern Star’s UCL Premier Division defeat at Holbeach.