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Clarke cracks late winner for Blackstones; Schiavi scores on Bourne bow but Wakes beaten




Lee Clarke netted a late winner for Blackstones.
Lee Clarke netted a late winner for Blackstones.

A 90th minute winner from joint player-boss Lee Clarke helped Blackstones to a 2-1 away victory at Huntingdon Town on Saturday.

Clarke swooped in the dying throes to secure a second successive United Counties League Division One victory for his charges.

Jones De Sousa had given Stones an eight minute lead before Huntingdon got back on level terms on the half-hour mark.

Marquee signing Dan Schiavi was target for Bourne Town on his debut after joining the Wakes from near neighbours Deeping Rangers.

However, the Wakes fell to a 5-3 away reversal against second-placed Raunds Town who fought back from 3-1 down.

The Shopmates had taken a first minute lead before Adam Rothery brought the Wakes back on level terms seven minutes later.

Another debutant - Zak Munton - put the Wakes 2-1 ahead midway through the first half before Schiavi extended Bourne’s advantage 10 minutes before the break.

But Raunds were rampant in the second period and, after Jamie Russell had reduced the arrears on 54 minutes, they blitzed Bourne with a late goal spree.

Ty Clark levelled the contest after 80 minutes before Mason Thomas put Raunds ahead two minutes later.

Thomas then netted his second and Raunds’ fifth with three minutes remaining to Bourne’s recent run of good form.

Deeping Rangers’ home Premier Division clash with Eynesbury and Oakham’s Division One game at home to Olney were both postponed due to waterlogged pitches.

EVO-STIK LEAGUE

Division One South: Alvechurch 1 Corby 0, Bedworth 1 Stamford 2, Kidsgrove 1 Leek 1, Newcastle 0 Market Drayton 0, Peterborough Sports 3 Frickley 2, Spalding 1 Stocksbridge Park Steels 1.

UNITED COUNTIES

Premier Division: Boston 0 Daventry 0, Cogenhoe 2 St Andrews 0, Holbeach 1 Wellingborough 1, Peterborough Northern Star 2 ON Chenecks 3, Sileby 2 Newport Pagnell 6, Whitworth 2 Sleaford 4, Wisbech 6 Rothwell Corinthians 0, Yaxley 6 Oadby 0.

Division One: Huntingdon 1 Blackstones 2, Potton 5 Long Buckby 0, Raunds 5 Bourne 3.

Reserve Division: Bourne 2 Cogenhoe 4, Newport Pagnell 2 Harborough 3, ON Chenecks 5 Whitworth 1, Oadby 1 Raunds 1, Olney 2 Irchester 1.

PFA SENIOR CUP

Quarter-finals: Long Sutton 2 Netherton 3, Moulton Harrox 3 Deeping Res 2, Whittlesey 4 Holbeach Res 0.

PFA CHALLENGE CUP

Quarter-final: Eye 7 Tydd St Mary 1.

PFA MINOR CUP

Quarter-final: AFC Orton 1 Glinton & Northborough Res 3.

PETERBOROUGH AND DISTRICT LEAGUE

Premier Division: Ketton 5 Warboys 0, Leverington Sports 4 Peterborough Sports Res 2, Stamford Lions 5 AFC Stanground Sports 3, Sutton Bridge 1 Peterborough ICA Sports 5, Thorney 6 Langtoft 1.

Division One: Crowland 2 Wittering Harriers 2, Netherton Res 1 Moulton Harrox Res 12, Uppingham 2 Ramsey 2.

Division Two: Langtoft Res 0 Bretton North End 10, Netherton A 2 Rippingale & Folkingham 4, Stilton 0 Spalding Town 4, Whittlesey Res 5 Ketton Res 0.

Division Three: Cardea 7 Riverside 0, Feeder 0 Holbeach Bank 3, Premiair 8 Uppingham Res 1, Stamford Bels Res 6 Leverington Sports Res 0, Thorpe Wood Rangers 1 Whittlesey A 1.

Division Four: Eunice Huntingdon 5 Ramsey Res 0, FC Peterborough Res 0 Orton Rangers 2, Peterborough NECI 1 Whittlesey B 3, Stamford Lions A 7 Huntingdon Rovers 1.

Division Five A: King’s Cliffe Res 2 Premiair Res 3, Wittering Harriers Res 4 Spalding A 1.



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