Saturday 31st March

Southport 5 Stafford Rangers 1
Nationwide Conference
At: Haig Avenue
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Attendance: 1012
Weather: -

The margin of what was described as Southport’s ‘finest win of the season’ came as a surprise.

In difficult windy conditions, a disappointing game came to life when the home side took the lead in the 33rd minute. Carl Baker sent a low right foot shot into the net between the left-hand post and the diving Robbie Duggan.

Dino Maamria to double the lead four minutes later when he netted at close range after Rangers failed to deal with Mark Duffy’s cross.

The home side scored again on 41 minutes. From a free kick outside the area, Mark Boyd spotted a gap and sent the ball straight into the top-left corner.

If that wasn’t game over, it certainly was two minutes after the restart. Baker drove his second goal from the left into the far corner of the net.

With Rangers unable to mount a fight back, confident Southport found the net again in the 71st minute. Maamria met a cross from Duffy and volleyed home.

Substitute Danny Edwards netted a consolation six minutes later and that goal went in with the help of a big slice of luck. His initial shot was blocked by keeper Terry Smith with the ball rebounding off Edwards and into the net.

Southport (yellow/black/yellow): Smith, Birch, Hocking, Lee, Powell, Duffy, Boyd, Holland, Baker, Maamria, Gray. Subs: Lane (for Lee, 68), Blakeman (for Boyd, 79), Tait (for Maamria, 84), Paterson, Newby.

Stafford Rangers (blue/red/red): Duggan, Sutton, Daniel, McAughtrie, Talbott, R. Gibson, Griffith, Lovatt, Murphy, Madjo, Grayson. Subs: White (for Grayson, 46), Edwards (for Gibson, 63), A. Gibson, Murray, Alcock.

Referee: David Coote (Newark)
Attendance: 1,012.

Wednesday 28th March 2007

Wednesday 28th March 2007
Stafford Rangers Reserves 4 Kidderminster Harriers Reserves 2
Central Conference
At: Marston Road

Altrincham 0 Stafford Rangers 1

Tuesday 27th March 2007
Altrincham 0 Stafford Rangers 1
Nationwide Conference
At: Moss Lane
Kick-off: 7-45 pm
Attendance: 1150
Weather: -

A goal from Guy Madjo, scored just before the interval, earned Stafford a hard-fought victory over 10-man Altrincham. He got on the end of a deep left-wing cross from Nathan Talbott in the 43rd minute to head home his 10th goal of the season. The win over an Altrincham side, who had Stephen Rose dismissed on the hour, lifted Stafford up into twelfth position and onto 48 points

Stafford made a confident start and could have taken the lead in the 3rd minute. Ged Murphy, starting against his previous club in place of the injured Levi Reid, found Robin Gibson at the far post who was denied by the legs of home keeper Stuart Coburn.

Robert Duggan pulled off a superb save just before the quarter-hour mark when he dived to his right to push clear an angled shot from Joe O’Neill.

Neil Grayson was inches away from giving Stafford the lead. Receiving a tapped free kick 25 yards out, he hit a well-struck drive against a post and Craig McAughtrie, following-up, sent the loose ball over the bar.

Madjo headed home Talbott’s cross just before the interval to give Rangers the goal that their first-half performance deserved.

At the start of the second half Altrincham won three corners in quick succession and Colin Little saw one effort deflected over.

Grayson could have doubled the lead when the broke clean though but was denied a shooting chance by a late saving tackle. Coburn also pulled off a fine save to beat away a well-struck drive from Murphy.

Rose was sent off on the hour for a late challenge on Murphy and the ten men proceeded to put Stafford under considerable pressure. Duggan pulled off another wonderful save to turn over Little’s overhead kick.

Altrincham won a series of corners in the closing stages but the resolute Rangers defence stood firm to protect their three valuable points.

Altrincham (red and white stripes/black/red): Coburn, Rose, Band, Munroe, Peyton, O'Neill, Lawton, Bushell, Chalmers, Little, Senior. Subs: G. Talbot (for Senior, 79),Acton, Aspinall, Scott, McFadden.

Stafford Rangers (blue/red/black): Duggan, Sutton, McAughtrie, Daniel, N. Talbott, R. Gibson, Griffith, Lovatt, Murphy, Madjo, Grayson. Subs: Lorougnon (for Madjo, 90), Alcock, Edwards, Murray, White.

Altrincham’s Stafford Man of the Match: Guy Madjo.

Referee: Guy Stretton (Leicestershire).
Attendance: 1,150.

Saturday 24th March

Stafford Rangers 4 Grays Athletic 2
Nationwide Conference
At: Marston Road
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Attendance: 865
Weather: -

Two goals Neil Grayson and a spectacular strike from Craig McAughtrie put Stafford on the road to a second-straight home victory and left Grays with a mountain to climb at the interval. To their credit the visitors bravely fought back in the second half and twice found the net but Guy Madjo added a fourth goal for Rangers.

After being forced to make an early change when Levi Reid suffered a groin injury, Stafford turned a bight start into a 20th minute goal. Madjo did well to prevent the ball crossing the bye-line and pulled it back for Grayson to hammer home.

Ben Harding tried his luck with a couple of shot that didn’t miss by much as Grays tried to get back into the game. And the midfielder saw another effort cleared off the line.

Rangers had cause to be concerned when Robert Duggan was felled by a horrendous challenge from Matt Bodkin who escaped with a booking. The young on-loan keeper was able to continue with a troublesome shoulder problem.

Two goals in quick succession just before the interval put Stafford in the driving seat. McAughtrie rifled a low 30-yard drive into the bottom right corner. Grayson then forced the ball home after Ashley Bayes pulled off a fine save to deny Robin Gibson.

Grays were given hope early in the second half with a well-taken Stuart Thurgood penalty, awarded for a foul by Craig Lovatt on Aaron O’Connor.

Grayson could have completed his hat-trick when he fired wide but that didn’t matter when Stafford restored their three-goal advantage just before the hour mark. Madjo capped a star performance when he cut in from the right and drilled home a low left-foot shot.

The visitors created plenty of chances and netted a further consolation goal in the 85th minute. Substitute Alex Rhodes headed home Dean Howell’s cross.

Stafford Rangers (black and white stripes/black/black): Duggan, Sutton, Daniel (capt), McAughtrie, Talbott, R. Gibson, Lovatt, Griffith, Reid, Grayson, Madjo. Subs: Murphy (for Reid, 10) Edwards, A. Gibson, Murray, White.

Grays Athletic (yellow/blue/yellow): Bayes, Sambrook, Kemp, Stuart, Tonkin, Bodkin, Thurgood (capt), Harding, O’Connor, Oli 7. Subs: Barness (for Kemp, 65), Rhodes (for Bodkin, 65), Joseph-Dubois (for O’Connor, 79), Knowles, Nicholls.

Sponsors’ Man of the Match: Guy Madjo.

Referee: Andy Hendley (Halesowen).
Attendance: 865 (inc 56 away fans).

Tuesday 20th March

Stafford Rangers Reserves 2 AFC Telford Utd Reserves 1
Central Conference
At: Marston Road
Kick-off: 7-45 pm
Weather: cold

On a very cold evening at Marston Road, the Reserves came from behind with two second-half goals scored within 80 seconds to record their first league victory of the season. AFC Telford, who included former Boro defender Richard Beale, took the lead in the 25th minute courtesy of an Alex Gibson own goal. Richard Haynes equalised in the 75th minute and Liam Murray hammered home the winner a minute later from 30 yards out.

Team: Williams, A. Gibson, Murray (capt), Hopkinson, Richards, Booth, Francis, Linford, Haynes, Hulme, Edwards. Subs: Miller (for Edwards, 80), Thompson (for Francis, 87), Sargeant.

Woking 1 Stafford Rangers 1

Saturday 17th March 2007
Woking 1 Stafford Rangers 1
Nationwide Conference
At: Kingfield
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Attendance: 1,294
Weather: -

Stafford Rangers moved up, temporarily to 16th position in the Nationwide Conference table following a 1-1 draw at Woking. After a goalless first half, Robin Gibson put Rangers ahead six minutes after the restart but Craig McAllister headed a 79th minute equaliser to give the Cards a share of the spoils.

In difficult windy conditions, Woking created a couple of decent chances inside the opening seven minutes. Defender Tom Hutchinson headed over from a free kick and McAllister drilled an angled shot inches wide.

Rangers’ first chance stemmed from a mistake from home keeper James Bittner. He sent a clearance straight to Neil Grayson but recovered to save the recalled striker’s resulting shot.

However, there was further danger for Stafford when Robert Duggan had to lead his line to bravely block at the feet of Daniel Webb.

A clash of heads between two Woking defenders resulted in James Pearce leaving the field for almost ten minutes of treatment on a facial cut but Rangers couldn’t take advantage of a man advantage. Anthony Griffith fired over from a good position just outside the area.

McAllister should have done better just before the hour mark with an excellent chance. He picked up a poor clearance from Wayne Daniel and volleyed wide.

After Guy Madjo and Pearce had followed Craig McAughtrie into the referee’s notebook, Gibson crossed deep from the right but Levi Reid couldn’t quite apply the finishing touch at the far post.

Following Woking’s double change at the interval substitute Goma Lambu got on the end of Adam Green’s cross and headed straight at Duggan.

Bittner saved from Griffith before Stafford took the lead in the 51st minute. Madjo fed Gibson on the right who coolly home slotted his third goal of the season.

Webb volleyed across the face of the Stafford goal and McAllister fired over as Woking looked to quickly get back on level terms.

Reid tested Bittner from fully 30 yards out but Woking also went close McAllister again fired wide while Neil Smith drove over.

Woking equalised in the 79th minute. Lambu sent a cross from the right into the area where McAllister rose above his marker to head home.

Rangers had to survive a couple of scares in injury time. Woking unsuccessfully appealed for a penalty when Webb went down inside the area and Duggan turned over a header from Smith.

Woking (red/white halves/black/black): James Bittner, Curtis Osano, Karl Murray, Tom Hutchinson, Jason Pearce, Giuseppe Sole, Ian Selley, Neil Smith (capt), Adam Green, Daniel Webb, Craig McAllister. Subs: Goma Lambu (for Sole, ht), Danny Bunce (for Pearce, ht), Nick Gindre, Liam Marum, Ollie Berquez.

Stafford Rangers (blue/red/red): Robert Duggan, Richie Sutton, Wayne Daniel (capt), Craig McAughtrie, Nathan Talbott, Robin Gibson, Craig Lovatt, Anthony Griffith, Levi Reid, Guy Madjo, Neil Grayson. Subs: Dean Williams, Danny Edwards, Alex Gibson, Ged Murphy, Liam Murray (all not used).

Referee: M. Bull (Essex)
Attendance: 1,294 (inc 72 away fans).

Stafford Rangers 3 Gravesend & Northfleet 1

Tuesday 13th March 2007
Stafford Rangers 3 Gravesend & Northfleet 1
Nationwide Conference
At: Marston Road
Kick-off: 7-45 pm
Attendance: 524
Weather: -

Stafford Rangers bounced back from that defeat against Tamworth with a good 3-1 victory over Gravesend & Northfleet to complete a ‘double’. And David McNiven made it nine goals in nine appearances with a hat-trick in what proved to be his last game before parent club Morecambe recalled him to Christie Park.

Stafford took the lead in the 21st minute. Following a foul on Robin Gibson, Richie Sutton delivered a far post cross where McNiven ran in to head home. The on-loan striker doubled the lead in the 37th minute. ’Fleet keeper Lance Cronin raced off his line only to be passed by Guy Madjo who sent a diagonal ball from the left side of the area towards goal. McNiven, who had sprinted forward, slotted home into an unguarded net.

McNiven completed his hat-trick with another goal in the 57th minute. He chased a long ball over the top and sent a dipping shot over the advancing Cronin. Play-off chasing Gravesend scored a 69th-minute consolation when Alex Varney sent a delicious left-footed effort into the top-left corner.

McNiven became the first player to bag a hat-trick for Stafford since Neil Grayson scored all three goals against Chasetown in the Staffs Senior Cup during the 2004/05 season. Danny Davidson also scored a hat-trick during the Robinson era (against Soke City in the 2002/03 Staffs Senior Cup Final). But McNiven is the first Stafford player to achieve the feat in a league game for five years. The last player to do so was Scott Dundas at Salisbury City in March 2002 when Ian Painter was manager.

Stafford Rangers (black and white stripes/black/black): Robert Duggan, Richie Sutton, Wayne Daniel (capt), Craig McAughtrie, Liam Murray, Robin Gibson, Anthony Griffith, Craig Lovatt, Levi Reid, Guy Madjo, David McNiven. Subs: Neil Grayson (for McNiven, 77), Ged Murphy (for Gibson, 86), Danny Edwards, Alex Gibson, Liam Murray.

Gravesend & Northfleet (sky blue/white/sky blue): Lance Cronin, Mark Ricketts, James Smith, Ross Smith, Sacha Opinel, Danny Slatter, Stacy Long, Robert Quinn (capt), Jonathan Keeling, Luke Moore, Onome Sodje. Subs: Alex Varney (for Moore, ht), Joel Ledgister (for Long, ht), Liam Cleman (for Keeling, 60), Sam Mott, Joe Howe.

Referee: K. G. Evans (Manchester).
Attendance: 524 (inc 32 away fans).

Stafford Rangers 0 Tamworth 4

Saturday 10th March 2007
Stafford Rangers 0 Tamworth 4
Nationwide Conference
At: Marston Road
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Attendance: 1,303
Weather: -

Manager Phil Robinson was far from happy with the performance as Tamworth won the Staffordshire derby with brace of goals each from Taiwo Atieno (13, 24) and Jake Edwards (43, 65).

Stafford Rangers (black and white stripes/black/black): Robert Duggan, Richie Sutton, Wayne Daniel (capt), Craig McAughtrie, Liam Murray, Craig Lovatt, Anthony Griffith, Ged Murphy, Guy Madjo, David McNiven. Subs: Neil Grayson (for Murray, 25), Levi Reid (for Murphy, ht), Robin Gibson (for Griffith, 61), Danny Edwards, Alex Gibson.

Tamworth (red/red/white): Jose Veiga, Graeme Law, Simon Weaver, Rikki Bains, Emmit Friars, Darryl Taylor, Michael Briscoe, Adie Smith (capt), John McGrath, Taiwo Atieno, Jake Edwards. Subs: Ludovic Quistin (for Taylor, 72), Simon Heslop (for Smith, 76), Dave Bampton (for Friars, 90), Steve Burton, Jon Stevenson.

Referee: S. Cummins (Runcorn).
Attendance: 1,303 (inc 416 away fans).

Stafford Rangers Res 1 Hednesford Town Res 1

Wednesday 7th March 2006
Stafford Rangers Reserves 1 Hednesford Town Reserves 1
Central Conference League Cup Group B
At: Marston Road
Kick-off: 7-45 pm
Programme: free teamsheet
Attendance: 57
Weather: -

Stafford Rangers Reserves can still reach the Central Conference League Cup Final despite suffering a 1-1 draw at home to local rivals Hednesford Town.

Both the goals came in the first half with Richard Haynes’14th minute opener being cancelled out in the 36th minute by Ross Dyer.

Along with Stafford and Hednesford, Burton Albion are the other side in the three-team group and they currently top the table with six points out of six. Stafford are second with four points and Hednesford bottom with just one point.

To start, for Rangers to qualify for the final they need Hednesford to beat Burton next Tuesday when the teams meet at Keys Park. If that happens then Stafford can win the group by also beating Burton at Marston Road in April.

Rangers keeper Matt Sargeant was called into early action to superbly push away a miss-directed back pass that was heading for the bottom right corner of the net.

Hednesford manager Phil Starbuck gave himself a run out and sent a low 25-yard free kick around the wall which Sargeant comfortably save.

Play was certainly end-to-end and Pitmen keeper Phil Tomsak held onto a rising drive from Craig Hulme.

Stafford took the lead in the 14th minute. A quickly taken free kick by Christian Dacres put Haynes through and he slotted past Tomsak.

Haynes had a chance to quickly double the lead only to be thwarted by a saving tackle by Jordan Francis.

Sargeant turned round a 25-yard shot from David Whittaker before the Pitmen almost levelled in the 26th minute. Danny Bacon, who used to face the Rangers First team with Hucknall Town, fired against a post and somehow Whittaker sent the rebound over from just a few yards out.

Rangers forced a corner which Ed Booth headed on target from which the visitors quickly broke upfield to level in the 36th minute. Dyer attacked down the inside left channel and slotted the ball past Sargeant.

Just before the break Hulme intercepted a poor pass from Blair and drove over the Hednesford bar.

Rangers could have taken the lead two minutes after the restart. Hulme ran down the right and pulled the ball back to Dacres who fired against the bar. The midfielder actually did well to sprint forward into the area to get on the end of the cross.

Stafford continued to press forward and a rising shot took a deflection. Skipper Jemiah Richards got forward out of defence and sent a well-struck 25-yard drive straight at Tomsak. The Hednesford keeper pulled off a fine save on the hour to turn over an effort from Hulme.

Manager Chris Curtis made use of all three substitutes but Rangers couldn’t find a way through. Tomsak was again forced into action to save a rising effort from Chris Milliard after good work by Francis.

Stafford Rangers: Matt Sargeant, Glenn Davies, Mike Weston, Chrsitan Dacres, Jemiah Richards (capt), Ed Booth, André Francis, Steve Hopkinson, Richard Haynes, Craig Hulme, Chris Milliard. Subs: Stuart Simpson (for Weston, 78), Jermaine Bowen, Andreus Campbell (for Davies, 71), Steve Thompson (for Hulme, 78), Jonathon Wylde.

Hednesford Town: Phil Tomsak, Ross Dyer, Daniel Blair, Phil Starbuck, Jordan Francis, Tom Hardy, Keenan Meakin Richards, Mario Pedro, David Whittaker, Danny Bacon (capt), Lima Edmar. Subs: Reece Styche (for Francis, 67), Tom Sanders (for Dyer, 63), Luke Beckford (for Richards, 74).

Referee: John Hilditch.
Attendance: 57.

Dagenham & Redbridge 1 Stafford Rangers 1

Tuesday 6th March 2007
Dagenham & Redbridge 1 Stafford Rangers 1
Nationwide Conference
At: Glyn Hopkins Stadium, Victoria Road
Kick-off: 7-45 pm
Attendance: 1,710
Weather: -

Stafford Rangers earned a vital point against the runaway leaders with an 89th minute equaliser from David McNiven.

The strike cancelled a goal scored by substitute Chris Moore just after the hour mark which looked like being sufficient for the Daggers.

And Phil Robinson was quick thanks the group of around 50 fans who made the long midweek journey to Essex. “The support was incredible,” said the appreciate manager. “They came down on a Tuesday night having taken an afternoon off work. The fans were a massive help and played a bit part in what we achieved.”

Robinson made three changes and saw his side put in a determined and hardworking performance against a side employing ‘route one’ tactics from start to finish.

Defender Craig McAughtrie went close to breaking the deadlock just after the quarter hour mark when Dave Rainsford fouled Guy Madjo just outside the area. He bent a 25-yard free kick around the wall and saw the ball miss the right-hand post by inches.

Jon Boardman went close for the Daggers on the half hour, firing wide of the right-hand post from 20 yards out. Full back Danny Foster got forward and drove across the face of the Stafford goal.

Rangers stayed on level terms thanks to young keeper Robert Duggan. The 19-year-old pulled off an outstanding save to acrobatically push over a dipping shot from Scott Griffiths.

As the interval approached, Guy Madjo went on a bustling run past a couple of defenders, created space for a shot and fired wide. Keeper Tony Roberts gathered up another effort by McNiven following a poor clearance by Boardman.

Duggan raced off his line at the start of the second half to clear a long ball from Sam Saunders which Paul Benson chased.

Home keeper Roberts held a long-range effort from Ged Murphy as Stafford also looked for a breakthrough.

Dagenham, who went into the game 10 points clear at the top on a run of four straight wins, made a double change on the hour mark and the two fresh faces combined inside the area to give the home side a 63rd minute lead.

From Sam Saunders’ free kick delivered into a populated area, Moore turned in fellow sub Jamie Taylor’s initial shot from a couple of yards out.

Stafford never allowed their heads to drop after going behind and stuck to their task of getting something from this difficult game.

Duggan and McAughtrie both did well to prevent Dagenham extending their lead. The keeper saved at the near post from Moore while McAughtrie bravely got his head in the way of a goalbound effort from Glen Southam.

It wasn’t all one way and Guy Madjo forced a smart save out of Roberts.

With time running out, Neil Grayson knocked down a free kick delivered forward by Richie Sutton into the Daggers area. Craig Lovatt did well to set up McNiven who ended up volleying the ball home to earn a vital point.

Rangers moved up to 18th position in the table while Dagenham’s lead at the top was cut to eight points with Oxford winning at Southport.

Dagenham & Redbridge (red/white/red): Tony Roberts, Danny Foster, Anwar Uddin (capt), Jon Boardman, Scott Griffiths, Sam Saunders, Glen Southam, Dave Rainford, Sam Sloma, Paul Benson, Ben Strevens. Subs: Chris Moore (for Strevens, 61), Jamie Taylor (for Sloma, 61), Nicky Eyre, Jon Wallis, James Lawson.

Stafford Rangers (black and white stripes/black/black): Robert Duggan, Richie Sutton, Wayne Daniel (capt), Craig McAughtrie, Liam Murray, Nathan Talbott, Ged Murphy, Craig Lovatt, Anthony Griffith, Guy Madjo, David McNiven. Subs: Neil Grayson (for Talbott, 74), Levi Reid (for Murphy, 83), Robin Gibson, Danny Edwards, Alex Gibson.

Referee: G. Lewis (Cambridgeshire).
Attendance: 1,710.

Stafford Rangers 1 Cambridge United 2

Saturday 3rd March 2007
Stafford Rangers 1 Cambridge United 2
Nationwide Conference
At: Marston Road
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Attendance: 1096

In a scrappy game that could have gone either way, Cambridge United came from behind to snatch the points with a late winner struck by Christian Smith.

Following the pattern of recent home games Stafford again took the lead on only to let the opposition back into the game. David McNiven’s 20th minute goal was cancelled out just before the interval by David Bridges.

The opening exchanges were littered with free kicks and chances were in short supply. Stafford faced danger when Robbie Simpson combined with Chillingworth and fired across the face of goal.

The home side went close following a foul by Courtney Pitt on Robin Gibson. Levi Reid delivered the ball into a crowded area and Gibson, making his 200th Stafford appearance, fired over.

From a long clearance by Duggan, Andy Duncan did well to prevent Neil Grayson getting on the end and Shane Herbert gathered up.

Stafford took the lead in the 20th minute. Reid in the middle of the Cambridge half found McNiven on the left just inside the visitors’ area. The on-loan striker got the better of his marker and fired a low shot out of reach of Herbert and into the opposite corner of the net.

Looking to quickly get back on level terms, Cambridge pressed forward and defender Nathan Talbott, in front of goal, cleared a Chillingworth shot at the expense of a corner. Simpson the latched on to a long ball and Robert Duggan gathered up the resulting shot.

Chillingworth saw an angled drive held at the near post before Cambridge almost equalised in the 27th minute. The diving Duggan got a hand to another Chillingworth shot and pushed the ball on to a pots.

McNiven tried his luck from 35 yards out before the visitors wasted a great chance. Simpson found Bridges unmarked at the far post but the midfielder miskicked his shot well wide.

Herbert saved at the near post from the dangerous McNiven and McAughtrie headed over the resulting corner in a good spell by the home side.

But poor defending by Stafford allowed Cambridge to level in the 44th minute. Stephen Smith’s long throw into a crowded area was not cleared and Bridges drilled the ball home from 8 yards out.

Hesitation by McAughtrie at the start of the second half almost let the visitors have a dream start to the second half. The defender allowed Stephen Smith to fired across the face of gaol and narrowly wide of the far post.

Chances again were restricted before Cambridge put Rangers under pressure just after the hour mark. Duggan gathered a low drive from Stephen Smith at the second attempt and the goalkeeper pulled off a fine reaction save to prevent Chillingworth scoring. Simpson kept Duggan busy with a near post shot that was well saved.

A mistake by Herbert almost gifted Stafford the lead. He raced off his line to head the ball clear but it fell at the feet of McNiven 35 yards out. The striker had time to compose himself before sending the ball inches wide of an unguarded net.

McNiven went close soon after, driving over Craig Lovatt’s pass from just outside the area.

Cambridge mounted a strong finish, helped by long ball tactics. Christian Smith saw a shot deflected wide and from the resulting corner skipper Andy Duncan had a header cleared off the line.

However, Stafford were undone again by poor defending in the 88th minute. Another long throw wasn’t cleared and Christian Smith rifled a low shot into the bottom right corner from 15 yards out.

Stafford Rangers (4-4-2): Duggan 7, Sutton 7, Daniel 6, McAughtrie 7, Talbott 6, R. Gibson 6, Murphy 8, Griffith 6 (Edwards, 90), Reid 7 (Lovatt, 69), McNiven 7, Grayson 7 (Madjo, 57). Subs Not Used: A. Gibson, Murray.

Cambridge United (3-5-2): Herbert 7, Duncan 7, Morrison 7, Page 7, S. Smith 7, Bridges 7, Brown 6 (Brady, 72), C. Smith 7, Pitt 6, R. Simpson 8, Chillingworth 7 (Purser, 90). Subs Not Used: J. Simpson, A. Collins, Quinton.