BOSTON SATURDAY LEAGUE: Round-up

Neil Allen.
Neil Allen.

It was a tale of two penalties - one converted and the other missed - as Benington went down to a narrow 1-0 home defeat against Fishtoft.

Neil Allen was successful from the spot to give the visitors a first-half lead in the Taylors Garages Premier Division.

Benington saw their hopes of snatching a deserved share of the spoils denied in the dying minutes when Tim Bell’s penalty was saved by Fishtoft goalkeeper Leon Pycock.

Old Leake and Skegness Town Reserves provided a superb game of football despite the awful conditions.

The difference between the two sides was the finishing as Old Leake made the most of the chances.

Bert Snaith and Adam Tempest both netted in a 2-0 success.

In the Taylors Ford Division Two, Friskney retained top spot following a 2-1 away win at Coningsby Reserves.

Ben Leech and Greg Brown grabbed the crucial goals for the visitors while Danny Cottingham replied for Coningsby.

In the Target Newspapers Challenge Cup quarter-finals, holders Fosdyke progressed through to the semis at the expense of Woodhall Spa United, who were comprehensively beaten 4-1 by a rampant tangerine onslaught.

Dave Reid, Matt Howden (two) and James Munn (pen) gave Fosdyke a 4-0 interval lead.

Woodhall were rewarded for their efforts when they grabbed a goal early in the second half when their striker clipped the ball over the keeper, but Fosdyke comfortably held out to finish 4-1 winners.

Swineshead A comfortably saw off the challenge of Westside Rangers following a 4-1 home win.

Richard Barker hit two of the Swineshead goals while Josh Sands and Josh Smith also got on the scoresheet.

Third Division side Park United performed superbly at first division Ruskington Rovers before cruelly going out by a single goal.

To make matters even worse, it was an own goal which sunk the plucky underdogs.

Torrential rain caused major problems across the Boston Saturday League this week.

Postponed matches: Taylors Garages Premier Division: Kirton Town v Swineshead Institute , Mareham Utd v Spilsby Town, Old Doningtonians v Billinghay Athletic, Pointon v Wyberton. Taylors Peugeot Divison One: Billinghay Ath Res v Pointon Res, Skegness Utd Res v Coningsby, Wyberton Res v Freiston Res. Taylors Ford Division Two: Nelson v Mareham Utd, Swineshead Res v Holbeach Bank. Taylors Vauxhall Division Three: Rippingale & Folkingham Res v Pointon A , Holbeach Bank Res v Sutterton Res, Spalding Harriers Res v FC Kirton. Target Newspapers Challenge Cup: Sutterton v Boston College.