FC STAFFORD caused a big upset in the West Midlands Regional Division Two after they came from behind to claimed a 4-2 victory at promotion chasing Newport Town.
Stafford travelled to Newport on the back of some poor results and without manager Jake Robinson who left assistant Bill Bickley in charge which he did with great success.
Stafford made a few changes to their side from the previous week and welcomed back Dave Wilcock, Matt Deane, Alex Peatfield and Ben Bloor to the starting line up.
FC had a nightmare first ten minutes as Newport took a 2-0 lead and it looked like it would be a long afternoon for the Stafford men.
However, the visitors settled down and started to retain the ball for long periods until Bloor found the net after 19 minutes with a smartly executed lob to reduce the deficit.
Stafford continued to press forwards with Andy Willacy making space but he could not fire the ball home.
As Matt Bickley and Matt Rhodes dominated the midfield FC created more chances and after the latter swung in a dangerous corner Ben Roberts headed home the equaliser.
As half-time approached Charlie Marshall snatched the lead for the visitors when storming down the left side before cutting in and drilling his shot in to the corner of the goal.
After the break, Newport looked revitalised but were limited by Warren Slater, Deane and Wilcock with anything passed through being picked up my Steve McCabe.
It was not till late in the second half when Stafford sealed the points after Tom Lane made the byline and cut back for Bloor to tuck away his second of the day and sixth of the season.
FC Stafford host title favourites AFC Ludlow this Saturday at Rowley Park, kick off is at 3.00pm.