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Stamford AFC Ladies are crowned East Midlands Regional League Division One South winners

Stamford AFC Ladies are celebrating a memorable promotion double in only their second season in existence.

The Daniels marked their maiden campaign last year by winning the Lincolnshire League title which earned them promotion.

They joined Division One South of the East Midlands Regional League this season and clinched the title on Sunday with a 2-0 away win at Nuneaton Borough.

Stamford AFC Ladies toast their title triumph
Stamford AFC Ladies toast their title triumph

The title triumph caps off a stunning two seasons where the ladies have only lost one league game and manager Robin Chaudhuri was full of praise for his team.

He said: "The girls have worked hard at training and, despite the squad suffering a number of injuries, they have worked together as a squad and have been the most consistent team in the league."

Needing to win or draw their game against Nuneaton on Sunday, the ladies went into half-time with a 1-0 lead thanks to a close range header from Milly Ramm.

Stamford AFC Ladies toast their title triumph
Stamford AFC Ladies toast their title triumph

They dominated possession in the second half and were finally rewarded for their patience when Andreia Oliveira turned quickly and fired a shot which the Nuneaton goalkeeper couldn't stop to make it 2-0 and seal the championship and promotion to the Premier Division.

The Daniels are looking for players to bolster the squad for next season.

Anyone with experience of playing in tier four or five of the ladies' football pyramid and are interested In joining a highly successful team then contact Robin on 07500 450452.

Stamford: Lilli Grace Cooke, Stephania Chaudhuri, Lauren Bartle, Ellen Marson, Milly Ramm, Keira Swanson, Sophia Bull, Annie Spriggs, Andreia Oliveira, Bobs Smith, Beatriz Borque, Laura Dodwell, Zina Cheikh, Hollie Lewis, Elloise Copson, Cassie Steward, Gemma Holloway, Keira Markwell.

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