Stam­ford clos­ing in on a piece of club his­tory

FA com­pe­ti­tions

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport -

Stam­ford AFC are two wins away from a place in the first round­proper­oftheFACup­for the first time.

The Daniels did reach an equiv­a­lentsta­geover100years ago (they lost to Chathamwho wen­ton­to­drawreign­ingFoot­ball League cham­pi­ons Sun­der­land in the next round) when­therew­erefew­er­rounds inthecom­pe­ti­tion, but­they’ve never of­fi­cially beenin a draw along­side Foot­ball League clubs.

Tues­day’s sec­ond qual­i­fy­ing round re­play win over Gres­ley at the Zeeco Sta­dium, cour­tesy of an 87th-minute Sam Hill goal, means they are two games from cre­at­ing club his­tory. TheEvoStikNorth­ern Premier Di­vi­sion One South ri­vals drew1-1 at Gres­leyinthe orig­i­nal tie last Satur­day.

Stam­ford travel to North East Coun­ties League AFC Mans­field in the third quali- fy­ing round on Oc­to­ber 1.

Peter­bor­ough Sports head a clutch of lo­cal clubs into FA Vaseac­tion this Satur­day with ahumdingero­fasec­ondqual­i­fy­ing round tie at Milden­hall.

Sports head the United Coun­ties Premier Di­vi­sion and Milden­hall lead the same level East­ern Coun­ties Premier Di­vi­sion.

“It should­beat­oughgame,” Sports­bossJum­myDean­said. “They beat Wis­bech 4-0 in the last round, but we have bounced­back­wellafter­los­ing at Deep­ing in the league. That de­feat has madeusre­alise not to take win­ning matches for granted.”

Sports are cur­rently fight­ing off in­ter­est from high­er­level St Neots in ace striker Avelino Vieira.

Peter­bor­ough North­ern Star host Black­stones in an all-lo­cal Vase tie at Chest­nut Av­enue.

Ac­tion from Gres­ley and Stam­ford’s FA Cup tie last week­end.

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