Blackstones 2 Desborough Town 4
Saturday, 26 January 2008
Desborough completed a double over Blackstones to move into second place in the Premier Division.
Stones handed veteran goal ace Steve Kuhne his debut and he took just twelve minutes to open his goal account for the Lincoln Road club with a header from a Dan Cotton cross, but Jamie Gilsenan equalised for Ar Tarn, rounding off a flowing move with a low shot after twenty minutes.
Stuart McClarty put the visitors in front ten minutes into the second half, and the outcome remained in the balance until the closing stages.
Michael Byrne extended Deaborough's lead after 80 minutes after outpacing the home rearguard and he killed off Stones' challenge with a fourth Ar Tarn goal from a corner six minutes from time.
Andy Boome scored an 85th minute Blackstones consolation.
Blackstones: Ian Flavell, Robbie Blowers, Trevor Smith (Ross Nicholls), Paul Sheehan, Richard Jones, Andy Lodge (Luke Kennedy), Dan Cotton, Steve Kuhne, Liam Harrold (Andy Boome), Phil Stebbing, Kevin Ainslie.
Desborough: Michael Evans, Michael Stanton, Chris Logan, Danny Pownall, Michael Keall, Tom Mills, Stuart McClarty (Ben Armstrong), Mike Sneddon, Paul Caswell, Jamie O'Neill (Michael Byrne), Jamie Gilsenan.