The Non-League Football Paper


- By Sam Rhodes

GOAL-GETTER Jonny Margetts wants Stamford to keep their foot on the accelerato­r in their bid for the title.

The Daniels sat nine points clear at the top of the Northern Premier League Midlands before yesterday.

And a large part of that is down to Margetts, who tops the league scoring charts with 28 this season, including 10 in his last 11 games.

“It’s been good,” the 29-yearold told The NLP. “It’s a tough league so it’s never easy, it’s been up and down, we lead for a bit of the season then Halesowen overtook us, it’s nice to be in the position we are in now, we just have to close it out.

“It’s ours to lose, I think it’s fair to say that, again it’s never won until it’s won, on paper I think we need seven more points but we just need to keep winning as many as we can and if we win our next three it’s ours and we want to win it as soon as possible so it takes that pressure off. what needs to be done to win the league helps to motivate us. , we just take each game at a time.

“We’ve just chipped away all season and kept winning. We knew other teams would drop points along the way so it’s no different now.

“We say that we need seven points to win the league but that’s without them dropping any points so we just look over our business and hope it takes care of itself.

Margetts can talk from experience having enjoyed a brief spell in the Football League with Lincoln City and Scunthorpe United after impressing at Tranmere Rovers and duiring various loan spells.

If there’s anything the Hull City graduate needs most now is a place to call home having gone out on loan on no fewer than 11 occasions during an injury-laden career.

Indeed, Margetts has made more appearance­s for Stamford this season than at anywhere else in his career and he’s clearly enjoying the stability.

“It’s never easy because the last few years I’ve scored a lot of goals but before that was probably in spurts,” Margetts added. “I’d score 10 in 13 at some place then five in seven at another. You don’t always get the credit you deserve because you’re scoring in spurts whereas you settle at somewhere and you get recognised more and the numbers are a little better.

“You miss out on winning titles and more options when you’re on loan at places and when you change teams, so it’s nice to be settled at Stam“Knowing

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