Blackstones aim for FA Vase glory

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Blackstones 2 Sleaford 1

S&L Corby 0 Blackstones 1

STONES go into tomorrow’s FA Vase tie against Kimberley in a terrific run of form.

The Lincoln Road side have won five of their first six league games of the season and completed an early season double by beating Stewarts and Lloyds Corby on Saturday.

Blackstones beat the Corby side 1-0 away on Saturday and then came back from behind to beat Sleaford at home on Wednesday evening.

Stones put in a solid team performance and displayed a brilliant work ethic to beat a much-fancied Corby side.

Ben Porter scored his third goal of the season to make it 1-0 and had a penalty saved after 35 minutes. S&L piled on the pressure in the second half but Stones proved tough to break down and even missed the chance to secure the game with 15 minutes left when Ben Easson’s shot was well saved by the Corby keeper.

Danny Barker goals either side of half time came after Stones had gone one down to Sleaford .

Chairman Kevin Boor said: “I have been with the club for almost 30 years and this is the best start at this level that I can remember.

“We lost Addie Staffieri and Dave Burton-Jones in the summer, who were worth 40 goals, and Michael Nelson is still injured; but, we are still creating chances.”

Stones take on Kimberly in the FA Vase at Lincoln Road tomorrow and joint boss Darren Jarvis said: “The run stands us in good stead for the cup games. It’s a great competition to be involved in and hopefully if we get a good result we can make a few quid for the club.”

He added: “We have over achieved but that is not to say we do not deserve to be where we are.”

Blackstones (v Corby): Crockett, Smitheringale, Hunnings, M Porter, Davies, Smith (Burns), Barker, Boome, B Porter, Buttery, Buckle (Easson). Unused: Goode, Oldaker.

Blackstones (Sleaford): Crockett, Smitheringale, Davies, M Porter, Hunnings, Boome, Buckle (Pearce), Smith (Avis), Thompson (Easson), Barker, B Porter.

l Blackstones Reserves have unveiled their new kit sponsor, Voujon Restaurant of Stamford.

The Voujon won the rights to the reserve kit in the club’s sponsors’ raffle held in July. Chairman Kevin Boor said: “We are most grateful to them for their support.”

Stones Reserves drew 1-1 with Cogenhoe on Saturday. Chris McRoyal scored from the penalty spot for Stones.