Super Scotcher hits four in Blackstones win

Blackstones FC - Adam Scotcher EMN-141009-152714001
Blackstones FC - Adam Scotcher EMN-141009-152714001
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Blackstones striker Adam Scotcher hit four goals on Saturday to help his side to their third UCL Division One victory in a row.

A confident looking Stones side beat Irchester United 6-2 to take them up to seventh in the table.

In a determined first half display Blackstones struck five goals before the break to destroy the opposition’s resistance.

The buoyant home side’s intensions were declared early on with Scother shooting wide from a Cotterill free kick, but Irchester fired back with long distance shots to keep Blackstones on their toes.

Stones took the lead on 17 minutes when Corey Newman escaped down the right and put in a cross which eluded everyone except Alex Lyon at the back post who calmly slotted home.

Two minutes later the lead was doubled. Scotcher out ran the retreating defence connecting with a well weighted through ball from Sam Strange and rounded the visiting keeper before netting home from a tight angle.

Irchester replied on the 27th minute capitalising on a defensive mix-up from a free kick which was nodded past Stones’ goalkeeper Tom Clayton.

However the two goal advantage was restored almost immediately by Scotcher who scored straight from the re-start.

Irchester pulled another back from a free kick when Stones failed to clear their lines but just before the break Scotcher completed his first half hat-trick. After being bundled over in the box he calmly despatched the resulting penalty sending the visiting keeper the wrong way. There was just time before the referee called time on the half for Scotcher to snatch his fourth, a break and cross by Stones’ Roberto Da Silva finding a rampant Scotcher, who finished with aplomb in the far corner.

Irchester started the second half well but it was Carter Cotterill who took charge in the heart of Stones’ defence to snuff out the visitor’s attacks.

Then Lyon picked up a deep cross from Scotcher but his shot was saved as Stones pressed for a sixth. They were not to be denied, however. Scotcher playing a captain’s role slotted a precision pass on the 67th minute to release substitute Arthur who remained cool to slot home past the advancing keeper.

A succession of saves from the visiting keeper prevented further additions to the score line, and Stones’ Tom Clayton produced a full stretch fingertip stop to thwart the visitors.

It could have been seven late in the game but for the post when interplay between substitute Kieran Arthur and Strange saw the latter striking the post from just outside the box.

Blackstones are in action again tonight (Tuesday_ when they travel to Harrowby United in the Lincs Cup. Kick off 7.45pm.

STONES: Tom Clayton, Dominic Poli, Lewis Watson, Edvaldo Zacharis, Seb Hood, Carter Cotterill, Corey Newman (Kieran Arthur), Roberto Da Silva (Guilano Staffieri), Adam Scotcher, Sam Strange, Alex Lyon (Christian Andersen) Subs (Unused) Nico Staffieri, Jose Andre.

Stones still have positions for a Reserve team manager and a physio/sports therapist for the upcoming season and a any interested parties should call Nick Andersen on 07977097863 or chairman Gary Peace on: 07979442123.