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Fourth successive home victory is the target after two heavy away defeats

Lee Clarke (4024520)
Lee Clarke (4024520)

Joint Blackstones boss Lee Clarke wants his side to use their home comforts to get their season back on track.

Stones host Huntingdon Town at the ALH Recruitment Stadium on Saturday looking for a fourth successive home win.

However, they go into the United Counties League Division One contest on the back of two heavy away defeats.

They lost their first league game 5-0 away at Anstey Nomads 10 days ago and then crashed out of the FA Vase after a 7-1 loss at higher level Deeping Rangers on Saturday.

Clarke commented: "We have had two bad results. The performance at Anstey was horrendous and, although we were a bit better at Deeping, we still lost 7-1.

"The two goals either side of half-time really took the stuffing out of us and a few players started to give up.

"You can't do that against any team let alone a side like Deeping. They were ruthless and we need to learn quickly from that.

"We have started the season well at home which has been a positive. It's a good chance for us on Saturday against a team who haven't really found their form yet.

"It's a game we should be picking up three points from, but we can't afford to just turn up and expect to win games.

"We have to earn the right to win games and we haven't done that yet. We need to treat it properly and go out with the right attitude.

"They are a bit unknown with a new manager and young squad so we have to approach it in the right way because our last two performances haven't been good enough."

Huntingdon have so far picked up just one win from their opening four league games and also suffered a 4-0 home defeat against Wroxham in the FA Vase on Saturday.

Stones will also be boosted by the return of Andy Boome, Nicky Butler, Josh Edmondson and Ben Easson. However, Connor Clarke is unavailable to face his former club.

Connor Clarke (4024522)
Connor Clarke (4024522)

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