Blackstones may have suffered a big defeat in their pre-season friendly against Stamford, but they were still looking good as they paraded a smart new kit.
Before the match, Stones were presented with a new first team strip by building company Ability Construction.
And while the side’s second pre-season game turned out to be a one-sided affair, there was no shame in going down 9-0 to the area’s premier side, who play their football four tiers higher.
The scoreline belied the effort put in by the Stones who were also without their usual keeper and new manager and calming influence Nick Anderson.
Stones bounced back with a morale-boosting performance against Huntingdon, when, with Anderson back at the helm, they passed the ball confidently and the powerful Robbie de Silva was a handful for the Huntingdon defence.
In the end, Huntingdon ran out 2-0 winners, but the game ended with far more positives than negatives for the Stones.
Then, on Wednesday, Stones took another big step towards peaking in time for the UCL Division One kick-off with a commanding 4-0 win over Peterborough Premier Division side Pinchbeck United.
The scores were level at half-time but Pinchbeck ran out of puff in the second period and Stones surged ahead through Adam Scotcher, Andre Jose, Dan McDonald and an own goal.
○ The Stones still have a vacancy for a physio/sport therapist. Any interested parties are invited to phone first team manager Nick Andersen (07977097863) for more details.