Blackstones have had a difficult couple of weeks preparing for the start of the new UCL Division One season which starts today (Saturday) but improving performances have offered some promise.
Blackstones start their league campaign away at Lutterworth Athletic, the newly formed Reserves are home against Michaels Reserves in the UCL Reserve Division. Both games kick off at 3pm
Blackstones’ fifth friendly in the lead up to the new season was against Kings Lynn and despite past form the Stones were able to secure a 1-1 draw against the visitors from Norfolk.
The game was a tough workout with the Stones putting into practice lessons learned from previous games.
Next up were Holbeach, again another higher league team as opposition and although they feel to a 2-1 defeat there were plenty of positives from the game.
Stones when in front on 23 minutes when Lewis Watson went past three Holbeach players the Holbeach keeper got his hand to the ball but could not stop the ball crossing the line.
Holbeach levelled on 35 minutes with a free header just before half-time.
Holbeach’s winner was due to poor defending. The homeside scored from three yards out to send Blackstones home disappointed but happy with the positives from the improving performances.
Positions still exist on the Blackstones FC team management for a Physio/Sports Therapist for the upcoming season and a Reserve Team Manager, any interested parties please call Nick Andersen on 07977097863 or chairman Gary Peace on 07979442123.
Blackstones are sponsored by Ability Construction Services this season.