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Third successive victory for Blackstones; Bourne bounce back; late heartbreak for Oakham




Joe Papworth netted Blackstones' winner at Irchester.
Joe Papworth netted Blackstones' winner at Irchester.

Blackstones recorded a third successive United Counties League Division One victory after a 2-1 success at Irchester United on Saturday.

A goal in each half from Jones De Sousa and Joe Papworth helped maintain Stones’ grip on fourth spot despite the Romans halving the deficit with 10 minutes remaining. The home side had gone into contest unbeaten in their last nine league games.

Bourne Town bounced back to winning ways with a 2-1 away victory at Bugbrooke.

The Wakes fell behind after just four minutes, but Zak Munton netted for the second successive game on the stroke of half-time to bring Bourne level.

Adam Rothery then scored his 13th goal of the season midway through the second period to secure a win which moved Bourne up to 10th place.

Oakham United suffered late heartbreak after a 3-2 away loss at Harrowby United.

The visitors had raced into a two-goal lead inside the opening half-hour through Steve Jucikas and Scott Waumsley.

However, Evan Fieldhouse brought Harrowby back into the contest just two minutes after Oakham had doubled their lead.

Fieldhouse added his second to get the Arrows back on level terms and, just as it looked like Oakham would hold out for a vital point, Sam Grouse grabbed a 90th minute winner for Harrowby.

UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE

Premier Division: Boston 0 Kirby Muxloe 1, Daventry 1 Yaxley 4, Deeping 3 Whitworth 0, Desborough 1 Cogenhoe 2, Eynesbury 1 Sileby 0, Newport Pagnell 2 Wisbech 2, ON Chenecks 1 Holbeach 2, Oadby 1 Sleaford 4, Rothwell Corinthians 1 Peterborough Northern Star 1, St Andrews 3 Leicester Nirvana 0, Wellingborough 4 Harborough 1.

Division One: Buckingham 1 Burton Park Wanderers 2, Bugbrooke St Michaels 1 Bourne 2, Harrowby 3 Oakham 2, Irchester 1 Blackstones 2, Long Buckby 3 Stewarts & Lloyds 2, Lutterworth Athletic 1 Potton 2, Lutterworth Town 0 Rushden & Higham 0, Olney 2 Raunds 1, Pinchbeck 4 Melton 0, Thrapston 6 Huntingdon 0.

Reserve Division: Harborough 1 ON Chenecks 5, Peterborough Northern Star 4 Irchester 2, Potton 1 Oadby 0, Stewarts & Lloyds 0 Newport Pagnell 2, Whitworth 5 Bugbrooke St Michaels 3, Yaxley 0 Olney 1

PETERBOROUGH AND DISTRICT LEAGUE

Premier Division: AFC Stanground Sports 1 Warboys 1, Holbeach Res 3 Whittlesey 3, Langtoft 2 Ketton 5, Leverington Sports 1 Deeping Res 2, Sawtry 0 Moulton Harrox 3, Sutton Bridge 1 Netherton 6, Thorney 4 Peterborough Sports Res 2.

Division One: Long Sutton 1 Crowland 2, Netherton Res 0 Stamford Belvedere 6, Oakham Res 1 King’s Cliffe 0, Oundle 3 Uppingham 0.

Division Two: FC Peterborough 1 Bretton North End 3, Ketton Res 4 Stilton 0, Rippingale & Folkingham 1 Eye 3, Spalding Town 1 Netherton A 2, Spalding Res 7 Langtoft Res 1, Stamford Lions Res 2 Parkway Eagles 0.

Division Three: Cardea 3 Feeder 1, Riverside 1 Leverington Sports Res 2, Stamford Belvedere Res 4 Thorpe Wood Rangers 1, Uppingham Res 2 Holbeach Bank 0, Whaplode Drove 2 Farcet 0, Whittlesey A 0 Brotherhood Sports 3.

Division Four: Parkside 3 Huntingdon Rovers 2, Whittlesey B 4 Orton Rangers 0.

Division Five A: AFC Orton 2 Wittering Harriers Res 2, Kings Cliffe Res 1 Glinton & Northborough Res 2.

Chairman Championship Shield semi-finals: Ramsey 3 Moulton Harrox Res 5, Tydd St Mary 2 Wittering Harriers 3.

PFA SENIOR CUP

Quarter-final: Peterborough Polonia 5 Peterborough ICA Sports 2.

PFA JUNIOR CUP Quarter-final: Oundle Res 3 Premiair 0.



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