It was another tough day at the office for Blackstones on Saturday as they went down 6-1 at home to Wellingborough Whitworth in the UCL Division One.
Stones started brightly and it was Kieran Arthur who nearly gave Stones a dream start only to be denied by the goal frame.
The visitors responded on the 10th minute taking advantage of defensive indecision lobbing stand-in keeper Robbie Summerville to take the lead.
Ten minutes later Stones were two down and on the half hour three down. The hill turned into a mountain at the break as the visitors made it four. Stones left the field with the Cotton management team wondering how they could rescue the situation.
The visitors showed no signs of loosening their grip on the game and three minutes into the second period made it five and then six.
When you’re that far behind you can give up or fight, Stones chose the latter, on at half time for an injured Seb Hood, Andy Slater took control of a beleaguered Stones defence and led a rally. This of course left Stones stretched and a dubiously awarded penalty just seemed to rub salt into the wound, but Summerville had not read the script and pulled off a magnificent save to his right.
Back from injury Stones fashioned a nicely worked break down the right with Addie Staffieri slotting home on his first appearance of the season after 84 minutes.
Blackstones FC: Robbie Summerville, Giuliano Staffieri, Dom Poli, Rob Dunn (Kieran Hart), Seb Hood (Andy Salter), Luke Smith, Owen Uglow (Declan Carr), Chris McRoyall, Addie Staffieri, Kieran Arthur, Kieran Rodgers