Stones sign off with silverware

Blackstones Reserves, winners of the Ancaster Cup
Blackstones Reserves, winners of the Ancaster Cup
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BLACKSTONES Reserves won the Ancaster Cup on Friday evening, beating Deeping Reserves 2-1 at Bourne Town’s Abbey Lawn.

Stones took the lead in an entertaining game through Jake Wilson on the hour and Chris MacRoyall then followed up his saved penalty to make it 2-0 with 15 minutes remaining.

Deeping pulled a goal back with five minutes left to set up a tense finale but Stones held on to round off a great second half to the season.

l TWO late goals helped Deeping to a 3-0 victory over Holbeach at Outgang Road in their final game of the season.

David Burton-Jones’ second goal of the night and a stoppage time strike from Josh Moreman gave Deeping a comfortable scoreline.

The hosts were much the better side in the opening half and took the lead on 28 minutes when Burton-Jones converted Kevin Brader’s cross.

Holbeach improved after the break and Andy Tidswell – who had netted in a 1-1 draw at Daventry two days earlier – saw an effort cleared off the line while former Stamford star Lee Beeson twice tested keeper James Doughty from free-kicks.

But on 83 minutes, Nick Jackson’s free-kick found Matt Heron who set up Burton-Jones for his second and Moreman completed the scoring in the fifth minute of stoppage time to make it 3-0. The result leaves Deeping as the leading local side in the United Counties League in fourth place.

l PINCHBECK United beat King’s Cliffe 4-2 to seal the Peterborough & District League Premier Division title on Saturday.

Second-placed Cliffe had to win to retain any hope of finishing top themselves but goals from Phil Anderson and Stuart Easton were enough to spoil Pinchbeck’s party.

Elsewhere in the league’s top flight, Deeping Rangers Reserves lost 3-0 at third-placed Peterborough Sports Parkway, and Uppingham Town were beaten at home by Parson Drove.

Martin Turiccki, Stephen Wallhead and Will Thomas scored for Town, who lost by the odd goal in seven.

In Division One, Ketton returned to winning ways in fine style, thumping bottom side Warboys Town 6-1.

Paul Richardson scored a hat-trick and Alex Sismore, Alex Collyer and Scott Holland were also on target for the Pitmen.

Sean O’Donnell scored for Stamford Bels who drew 1-1 at home to Long Sutton United.

Bels beat Ketton 1-0 on Wednesday evening thanks to a goal from Lee Connelly.

Ryhall United secured the Division Two title with a 1-1 draw with Eye Sports last week and this week dedicated the success to player Jonny Hewing who died earlier this year.

Ryhall’s James Sheehan said: “We were delighted to win in his memory. We all wanted to win for him.”

The final game was 1-1 draw that suited both sides although Ryhall’s hot-shot striker Ricky Pozella contrived to miss a spot kick after scoring a stunning 34 goals in 24 games this season.