Blackstones beat Spalding Utd 2-0

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Blackstones beat Spalding Utd 2-0 on Wednesday night, making it two on the bounce at the start of the season.

Stones looked the more dangerous side early on with Michael Nelson firing wide after a fine run and Danny Barker heading wide from a good position.

When Spalding replied Lee Crockett made a point blank save to thwart Jamaal Shahin.

Leigh Cook in the Tulips goal made two good saves from Stones’ Robbie Pearce.

The deadlock was broken after 33 minutes when Tim Quy headed home, with the aid of a deflection off Rob Hughes, from a Danny Barker corner from the right.

Three minutes later Ben Porter doubled the home lead with a 20 yard shot which Cook should have saved.

Liam Harrold threatened the home goal but Crockett was well placed to collect his header.

Early in the second Callum Earls was narrowly too high with a free kick for Spalding.

Stones enjoyed a good spell of pressure midway through the half. Barker headed against the bar from a Nelson cross and Richard Thompson went close on two occasions.

Spalding had a good share of the ball in the closing stages but were restricted to shooting from distance and found Crockett in confident form.