First Round Qualifying
Holbeach United 1 Stamford 2
Saturday, 08 September 2012
A spirited Tigers performance went unrewarded as higher grade Stamford edged a close contest at Carters Park.
Richard Jones powerful headed in a Paul Mayo cross to give the Daniels an eighth minute lead.
The post denied Andy Toyne a leveller for the Tigers.
Jordan Smith scored Stamford's second goal six minutes past the hour after Andy Hall and Gary King combined.
A foul by Stamford keeper Elliott Shilliam on Sam Mulready after 82 minutes saw the keeper red carded with Andy Tidswell converting the spot kick but it was too little too late for the Tigers despite a spell of late pressure.
Holbeach: Leigh Overton, Mitch Griffiths, Dan Flack (Robbie Harris), Andy Toyne (Jermaine Palmer), Ben Brown, Jamie Stevens, Jonny Allen, Derwayne Stupple, Sam Mulready (Tommy Treacher), Andy Tidswell, Craig Parker.