Blackstones 0 Deeping Rangers 3
Monday, 24 March 2008
Blackstones' title bid was all but ended by Deeping as the reigning champions inflicted only a second home reverse of the season on Stones.
The home side had an escape after 14 minutes when a penalty was awarded for handball, but Michael Stevenson's kick was saved by home keeper Richard Stainsby.
Defender Dave Cornell was the unlikely Rangers matchwinner. He opened the scoring on the hour, heading in a David Cobb free kick and doubled Rangers' lead seven minutes later when he pounced to score after Stainsby had saved Lee Ellison's header from a free kick.
Mark Baines sealed Deeping's success with a close range strike thirteen minutes from time after Cobb and Andy Ellis combined.
Blackstones: Richard Stainsby, Robbie Blowers, Trevor Smith (Ross Watson), Paul Sheehan, Richard Jones, Andy Lodge, Dan Cotton, Richard Challinor (Ashley Stevens), Steve Kuhne, Phil Stebbing, Kevin Ainslie.
Deeping: Danny Bircham, Mark Kingston, Scott Woods, Michael Stevenson, Dave Cornell, Matt Porter, Mark Baines (Sam Bettinson), Lee Ellison, Richard Thompson (Andy Ellis), Adam Weston, David Cobb (Tuncay Korkmaz).