Ted Drury Trophy
Harrowby United 0
ARROWS gave Stamford a real fright but just lacked a cutting edge against former United boss Graham Drury’s back four.
The first half was fairly even with Simon Bolland and Hill causing problems for Stamford. The visitors had a good spell with Sam Mullarkey testing Lakin a couple of times, but he was equal to everything.
Harrowby’s best chance fell to Harper after good work by Shaw, but the Stamford keeper made a good save to his left.
After keeping a good shape for most of the half, the Arrows conceded a soft goal, with Andy Hall punishing Harrowby’s lack of concentration.
Harrowby set up in a 3-5-2 formation for the second half and looked comftable, but they could still not find a way past the solid Stamford back line.
Despite the loss, United could be proud of their efforts, generally matching their opponents who play two leagues higher.
l Harrowby United begin their United Counties League Division One campaign tomorrow (Saturday) at one of the title favourites, Northampton Sileby Rangers.