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20th Jan, 2022

FOOTBALL - Stratford Town continue resurgence under Flowers

STRATFORD Town continued their resurgence under new boss Tim Flowers with an impressive away win at AFC Rushden and Diamonds before drawing with Leiston.

 

The Bards came from behind to win 3-1 against the Diamonds with Jack Storer netting a brace whilst Joseph Magunda’s equaliser secured a point in a 1-1 draw at Leiston in midweek.

 

And those results mean Stratford are now up to 11th in the Southern League Premier Central table having gained seven points from four matches since Flowers arrival.

 

Stratford fell behind to Nathan Tshikuna’s 25-yard free-kick against the Diamonds only for Storer to equaliser with a sensational 30-yard screamer on 56 minutes.

 

The striker doubled his tally with a 20-yard strike on 69 minutes before Ash Sammons completed the scoring three minutes from time when he found the top corner.

 

And Stratford then made the near 400-mile round trip to Leiston on Tuesday night falling behind to Finlay Barnes goal on 12 minutes.

 

However, Magunda drew the Bards level when he deflected Sammons’ effort into the net from an indirect free-kick in first-half injury time.

 

Mike Taylor almost snatched the points late on when he shot wide after a mazy run but the spoils were shared in East Suffolk.

 

Stratford are next in action at home to Alvechurch on Saturday, December 18 with kick-off at 3pm at the Arden Garages Stadium.

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