First Round Qualifying
Stotfold 4 Stansted 2
Saturday, 15 September 2007
Stotfold will carry the league banner into the 2nd Qualifying Round after this win over Essex Senior League opposition.
Sam McCarthy gave the visitors the lead after just four minutes with a low shot to Brad Gillham's right, but Lee Allinson hauled the Eagles level after 32 minutes, converting Paul Garrett's pass at the far post.
Joel Mason put the home side ahead after 42 minutes from Allinson's chipped pass and he extended the lead further eleven minutes into the second period, collecting a Luke Donnelly pass and cutting in from the left to fire home.
The visitors were reduced to ten men by Michael Palmieri's red card but Danny Dow gave Stansted a glimmer of hope with a low shot with six minutes remaining. Stotfold quickly sealed victory, Mason's hat trick goal arriving within sixty seconds as the striker turned in a Bobby Dance shot.
Stotfold: Brad Gillham, Ryan Nicholl, Mark Bryant, Colin Shambrook, Ian Morrison, Luke Donnelly (Keith Coughlin), Joel Mason, Louis Lee (Tommy Hull), Bobby Dance, Lee Allinson, Paul Garrett.