Blackstones fall to sixth straight loss in the league

Blackstones v Oadby Town. Photo: Geoff Atton
Blackstones v Oadby Town. Photo: Geoff Atton
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Blackstones’ latest 5-2 defeat at the hands of Bugbrooke St Michaels was the most painful of the year.

Again Stones started with purpose but failed to convert goal opportunities in the UCL Division One match up.

It only took minutes for the home team to benefit from a soft penalty to leave Stones smarting, Brad Jones converting.

Stones mounted a swift response to the setback with Sam Strange and Addy Staffieri both coming close in a frantic goalmouth scramble.

Then Addy Staffiere shot high over the bar for another chance to pass by for the travelling side.

However Stones maintained the pressure and where awarded a free kick 25 yards out from goal. The ball was despatched with venom by Adam Scotcher, however his shot was unfortunately straight at the keeper. Scotcher was once again lively but getting increasingly fractious with pullbacks and the off-side trap.

At 38 minutes the home team doubled their lead with a break down the left wing and the subsequent cross finding an unmarked striker, Will Briscoe, in the box to head home.

Stones pulled one back a minute before the break, Adam Scotcher blasting in the decrease the deficit.

It was the home team who came out the blocks quickest and regained a two goal advantage when defender Ryan Nash was gifted a ball at the back post after a corner.

Frustration was starting to show with a series of free kicks against Stones as they continued to push to get back on terms.

However a tangle just outside the home teams box saw Scotcher see red and an already daunting task got harder.

With both teams pushing, the homeside for the win, Stones to get a toe hold back into the game, the inevitable gaps appeared.

This was to prove costly with Brad Jones adding his second in the 82nd minute and Will Brisco getting his second one minute into added time.

Addy Staffieri pulled a late goal back at four minutes into extra time but it was all too little too late.

Stones’ next game is at home against Rothwell Corinthians on tomorrow, kick off 3pm.

Blackstones FC are holding a race night on the March 8, first race of eight races at 7.30pm,

Blackstones: J Swales (T Bedford), G Evans (O Uglow), J Curran (Kris Kefford), Tom Davies, C Lenton, G Staffeiri, Sam Strange, A Boome, A Staffeiri, A Scotcher, D Carr.