Win moves Stones move up to fourth

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Daventry United 1 Blackstones 3

BLACKSTONES go into next week’s cup tie against Huntingdon with the unwanted tag of favourites.

They take on lower division opposition in the Hinchingbrooke Cup after beating Stamford in a midweek friendly and Daventry United in the league on Saturday.

That victory lifted Blackstones to fourth but, always keen to downplay their poisition, joint manager Darren Jarvis said: “When you take into account other side’s games in hand, you could call us a net seventh or eighth. We like being the underdogs.”

Recent recruit Simon Mowbray scored twice on his debut at Daventry, cancelling out the hosts’ opening goal and then heading his side in front just before the break.

Danny Barker was brought down in the box in the second half and Adam Scotcher secured the points from the spot.

Jarvis added: “Hopefully we’ll get a good crowd for the cup game.”

Blackstones: L Crockett, M Avory, T Quy, M Porter, L Hunnings, S Burns, L Avis (A Buckle), A Boome (R Pearce), S Mowbray, A Scotcher (J Smitheringale), D Barker.

Wellingborough Tn 0 Deeping Rgrs 2

DEEPING Rangers are up to ninth in the UCL Premier Division after Saturday’s 2-0 victory at Wellingborough.

Rangers took an early lead thought Matt Evans, who headed home after just five minutes in his final game for Deeping.

But they left it late to seal the win, spurning chance after chance before Kev Gilbert squeezed his shot just inside the post in the final minute.

Deeping are at home to Yaxley tomorrow.

Boss Tuncay Korkmaz said: “It was a nice for Matt to go out with another goal and we had a night out to say goodbye to him afterwards.”

Deeping: J Doughty, M Evans, N Jackson, C Logan, S Tinkler, A Weston, C Holt, D Burton-Jones, A Beck (S Ginty), M Heron, J Moreman (K Gilbert).

Blackstones Res 4 Desborough Res 1

BLACKSTONES Reserves made it three wins on the trot by beating Desborough on Saturday.

Ben Easson put Stones ahead after just eight minutes and on the stroke of half time he doubled the lead from the spot after Sam Strange was fouled in the penalty area.

Stones made it three on 80 minutes with a great header from James Curran.

Desborough instantly pulled a goal back but on 83 minutes Blackstones an Easson was deflected off the Desborough wall for the fourth.