Oakham striker Lewis Leckie switches to Blackstones for 2016-17

Action from Oakham United v Potton United - Lewis Leckie shows his full commitment. Photo: Alan Walters EMN-160315-091305001
Action from Oakham United v Potton United - Lewis Leckie shows his full commitment. Photo: Alan Walters EMN-160315-091305001

Blackstones have announced the signing of striker Lewis Leckie for the 2016-17 season.

Leckie has been prolific this season playing for Oakham United in the UCL Division One and his departure from Sterling Meadows will come as a big blow to the Rutland club.

Leckie scored 32 goals in 34 games this season, even smashing the net with one shot to earn the nickname “Canonball.”

In truth the Tractor Boys have done well to keep Leckie at the club for this long after batting off advances from a number of clubs willing to pay him for his services, something Oakham’s management of Wayne Oldaker and Andy Bailey have always explained they were unable to match.

On Saturday Oakham held their end of season awards and to no surprise the big winner was Leckie, who finished with awards for being the top scorer, goal of the season, Players’ Player and Supporters’ Player of the Season.

In the end he finished fourth top scorer in the UCL Division One, behind Peterborough Sports’ Avelino Vieira (53) and Karl Gibbs (38) and Olney Towns’ Jack Weeden, also with (38).

The move is a big statement of intent by Stones who finished in ninth place in the league this season after a complete rebuild of the team in the summer when manager Phil Gadsby came in from Langtoft United.

The tweet announcing the capture of Leckie said to expect more signings coming up.