Stones and Bourne share points in 10-goal thriller

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Blackstones and Bourne Town may be struggling in the UCL but that didn’t stop them putting on a 10-goal thriller on Wednesday night.

Before the match, the Stones were without a point in Division One and the Wakes’ best result was a draw.

Bourne boss Darren Munton had quit at the weekend only to take the job on again on Monday after a special committee meeting.

And Wednesday’s extravaganza of goals might have made him regret or rejoice at the decision.

Blackstones were first to score through new signing Dan Fountain who raced through on goal and stuck it away.

Bourne pulled one back from an Alec Robinson header from a corner and then took the lead through Richard Nelson, also a header.

Fountain then equalised after racing on to a through ball and the sides went in all square at half-time.

Stones lost central defender Tom Davies in the first half and was replaced by Danny Hotchkiss.

Bourne then took the lead again in the second half thanks to a Craig Rook strike, only for Fountain to win a penalty after being tackled in the box. He then stepped up to make it 3-3.

New signing Declan Carr put Stones in front after bursting through the defence and putting the ball in the bottom corner.

However, Bourne levelled after a cross by Jonny Currall found Robinson who headed it home.

With two minutes left to play Bourne went 5-4 up thanks to a goal by Aaron Jesson and Stones thought that might have been it.

But then Andy Hattersley rose to meet a glorious cross from Kris Kefford to level the scores.

A minute later the referee blew the whistle and the sides had to settle for a point each.

Stones boss Gary Peace said it was an amazing game but added: “You shouldn’t score five goals in an away game and still not win, but at least we got the ball in the back of the net.

“The positives are we scored goals, but we need to do a lot of work with the defence.”

Munton said: “It probably sums up where both clubs are in terms of the division in terms of league position. Defensively both sides were conceded some poor goals.

“I honestly said to the lads at half-time if you keep making these silly mistakes it’s going to end up five all - and it did.

“For the neutral it was good but it could have gone any way and to be honest I don’t think anybody deserved to win it.

“For us scoring five goals is a positive as goals have been hard to find, but it was disappointing to concede the way we did.”