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Spalding United boss happy with point at home to Stamford




Matt Easton praised the second-half comeback as Spalding United picked up a point on derby day.

The Tulips trailed after only 30 seconds against Stamford at the Sir Halley Stewart Field on Saturday.

Tom Siddons doubled the lead against his former club but Lewis Brownhill pulled one back just before the break.

Jamie Jackson slots home Spalding's second-half equaliser from the penalty spot.
Jamie Jackson slots home Spalding's second-half equaliser from the penalty spot.

Spalding levelled through Jamie Jackson's second-half penalty after an incident which saw Daniels defender Cleveland Taylor red-carded.

The 2-2 draw leaves the Tulips in ninth place in the BetVictor Northern Premier League South East Division.

Matt Easton and assistant Lewis Thorogood
Matt Easton and assistant Lewis Thorogood

Spalding boss Easton said: "It was a really poor start and we weren't in the game for the first 40 minutes.

"They handed us a lifeline from poor defending then we came out absolutely flying in the second half.

"We got a well-deserved equaliser but unfortunately we were also down to 10 men because George Zuerner was injured after we had used three substitutes.

Spalding United v Stamford
Spalding United v Stamford

"Everybody knew the first-half performance wasn't very good - but we had been given a way back into the game. We grabbed the chance and probably should have won the game in the end.

"It shows the spirit of the players after everything we've gone through. I'm sure the supporters were happy as well.

"The club felt like a happier place under new ownership. We need stability and the two shareholders coming in will bring a different dimension.

"It seems positive off the pitch and it was a great response by the players as well to get a point against one of the best sides in the league."

Photos by Tim Wilson
Photos by Tim Wilson

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