BOSTON SATURDAY LEAGUE: Round-up

Shane Perkins and Reece Snade battle as Boston Titans faced FC Hammers.
Shane Perkins and Reece Snade battle as Boston Titans faced FC Hammers.

Neil Johnson rounds-up the latest Boston Saturday League action...

Taylors Garages Premier Division

Although Old Leake were missing three key players for their visit to title-chasing Wyberton Reserves, they could have had no real excuses for a 5-2 defeat as, at one stage in the game, the home side found themselves 5-0 in front.

Old Leake didn’t get on the scoresheet until late in the game when the match was already over as a contest.

Leake did squander their only real chance in the first half when defender Ash Jackson, who was thrust into a striker’s role for the day, sent his close range effort over the bar when in a good position.

That miss proved to be crucial as Wyberton went straight down to the other end to open the scoring and make it 1-0 at the interval.

And within a minute of the second half, the home side had made it 2-0.

A free-kick made it 3-0 with 15 minutes remaining and that was followed by a quick-fire two-goal blast inside a minute as Leake were left floundering at 5-0. Ash Jackson’s late goal was no more than a consolation, although there was still time for Kieran Stocks to add another deep into added time.

The scorers for Wyberton were Shane Brackenbury (two), Liam Shinn, Blake Reid and Ty Chase.

Spilsby Town remain top of the table following a 3-0 away win at Heckington Millers, with Conor Minor hitting two of his side’s goals.

Tom Watson grabbed the other.

Skegness Town Reserves eased their relegation fears with a 3-2 home win against Billinghay Athletic, with new signing Will Britton grabbing a late winner.

Michael Parnham and Damian Howland had earlier scored for Town in a closely-fought basement battle.

Billinghay looked to be heading home for a hard-earned point with goals from Tom Moor and Kris Coussens until that late Britton bombshell.

Kirton Town remain at the bottom following a 5-2 defeat at Fishtoft.

Neil Allen and Tom Ruck both grabbed two goals apiece while Adam Broom was also on target.

Coningsby continue their rise up the table with another impressive victory, this time, 3-0 at Ruskington Rovers.

Shaun Boothby struck first before Jason Cooke added goal number two.

The clinching third goal came from the penalty spot when Shaun Boothby slotted home his second goal of the game.

Swineshead and Benington shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw after a contest which saw both sides dominate when they had the strong wind in their favour.

Benington had the better of the opening period and took a half-time lead through Dan Holland’s close-range finish which nestled into the top corner of the home net.

Swineshead stormed back after the break and were soon on level terms through Kieran Rose’s fine finish.

The hosts then piled on the pressure in search of a winner, but were unable to find a way through a stubborn Benington rearguard.

Taylors Peugeot Division One

Fosdyke continue their move up the table with another three points following a 2-1 away win at Wrangle in a fixture that saw an incredible amount of chances missed and could easily have finished 8-8.

The opening exchanges saw Wrangle dominate and the visitors had to rely on the agility of keeper Ian Jack Smith to keep them in the game.

Fosdyke finally got a foot hold on the game and it wasn’t long before it was their turn to start missing chances.

Good link-up play between Matt Bates and Marv Jolly saw Matthew Scott sent through on goal but his finish went wide.

This pattern continued and good footwork from veteran target man Jolly saw the striker create a great chance but his left footed strike was high and wide.

At the other end it was no different with shots flying in from all angles but finishing off target.

Matt Bates rattled the bar with a thunderous strike, Leon Marsh struck the post direct from a corner while Matthew Scott saw a speculative lob almost creep in and Chris Chapman’s spectacular volley sailed over the bar.

The opening goal finally arrived when a glorious cross-field pass from Matt Bates was sent goalwards by zippy Zac Chapman and Leon Marsh was on hand to nip in front of the keeper and poke the ball home.

Wrangle’s response was instant when, minutes later, Ian Jack Smith was picking the ball out of the net after a penalty was awarded and despatched by Daniel Redford.

Fosdyke had the final say however when a cross eluded everyone except Chapman at the back post who stooped to head home the winner.

There was time for one final scare when a Wrangle player found himself free in the box from a corner with the simplest of tap-ins but somehow he lashed the ball wide.

Ollie Gedney and Chris Wing both struck hat-tricks for Old Doningtonians at Sutterton.

Liam Pitts also got on the scoresheet in a 6-0 away win.

Greg Brown’s double helped Friskney to a 5-1 away win at Swineshead Reserves.

Victor Sibert, Jeremy Brown and Rob Jackson were also on target for the visitors while Jack Houghton replied for Swineshead.

Taylors Ford Division Two

A Ryan Huskisson header at the far post from a Ben Dean corner in the 90th minute gave Park United a narrow 1-0 victory away at Coningsby Reserves.

Nathan Wright’s double-strike helped leaders AFC Tetford to a 4-2 home win against Pointon Reserves.

Sam Harvey-Owen and Callum Cheetham also got on the scoresheet.

Rob Rowlatt hit both of the Pointon goals.

Mareham United went down 6-1 at FC Kirton where Mitch Bradley grabbed two of the goals.

Michael Langley, Daniel James, Perry Spratt and an own goal completed the scoring for the Kirton side.

Holbeach Bank had a welcome victory when they played hosts to Fishtoft Reserves.

In a even first half with few chances, Fishtoft’s Jordan Humphries was well set up by Morgan Randell only to hit the post with an open goal at his mercy before Holbeach scored just before half time through the impressive David Wilson.

In the second half Fishtoft started well and a 20-yard screamer from Morgan Randell got them level and in a good spell they hit the woodwork three times.

Holbeach Bank then had a player sent off  but somehow they seemed to play better with danger man David Wilson completing a second-half hat-trick as the young Fishtoft side saw their heads drop.

The visitors did manage to get one back late on through Jordan Humphries to make the final score 4-2.

The Bank’s other goal came from Stefan Belakov.

Sibsey hit Eastern European FC for six at home in the surprise result of the day, although the visitors did have a player dismissed shortly after half-time.

Sibsey held a slender 1-0 lead at the break but made their man-advantage pay in the second half with five further goals.

Leon Creasey hit a hat-trick while Jordan Tate, Jason Wade and Kamar Yeatman completed the scoring in a 6-1 home win.

Two goal hauls from Dan Thompson and Cameron Cope saw Swineshead Reserves return home from Billinghay Reserves with maximum points following a 4-1 away win.

Aaron Luther replied for the home side.

Railway Athletic were left without a game last Saturday after Kirton Town Reserves were unable to raise enough players to take the field.

It is expected that the Railway will receive the three points.

Taylors Vauxhall Division Three

Leverton Reserves started lively in their home match against Pointon A and, after several spells of possession, were rewarded when striker Dom Goddard sent the ball flying into the top corner from outside of the area giving the keeper no chance.

Leverton extended their lead soon after when Deividas Urbsys was brought down in the box and the same player dispatched the resultant penalty.

The second half started in similar fashion and, if it wasn’t for the crossbar stopping a bullet header, Leverton would have been 3-0 up within the first 10 minutes before Pointon launched their amazing fightback.

The visitors had started to threaten more and when an initial shot was saved, they pounced on the rebound to pull a goal back.

The away side’s luck started to show when they were awarded a soft penalty and they duly tucked it away for the equaliser.

Both sides threatened to grab the crucial winner but it was Pointon who snatched victory with just a few minutes remaining.

Pointon’s match-winners were Mark Smith, who grabbed two, and Sam Husband.

Final score 3-2.

Old Doningtonians hit three goals at home against Northgate Olympic but still ended up empty-handed.

The Dons scored through Liam Barnett and Brandon Harker as both sides were locked at 2-2 when the interval arrived before Northgate edged in front in the second half.

A Harker penalty brought the Dons level at 3-3 before the visitors snatched victory.

The Dons were left kicking themselves, however, when they could have salvaged a point when they were awarded a second half penalty but Harker allowed Danny Goodacre to take the spot-kick and the ball was fired against the crossbar.

Final score 4-3.

Wyberton A hit eight away at Boston Athletic with McKenzie Smith claiming a hat-trick.

Jason Allen (two), Ollie Walker and Nick Millington were among the scorers as Wyberton goals in an 8-0 away win.

FC Hammers came out on top of a seven-goal thriller against Boston Titans and the game began at a frantic pace with the Hammers struggling to get going.

Titans were pressing them all over the pitch and within the first few minutes saw a good opportunity for Declan Chester to open the scoring but he snatched at the chance and put it wide.

Hammers began to find their feet and were awarded a penalty which they despatched but the scores were soon level again when the Titans won a corner and, as the ball bounced to the edge of the box, it was forced home by the lurking Ian Keal.

Matthew Howden then went on a jinking run past four defenders to slot home after good work on the wing from Dec Chester and Michael McPhail.

Titans were good for their lead but it did not last long as Hammers worked their way down the left and squeezed home a shot in that crept over the line.

The second half saw Hammers take a two goal lead within 10 minutes as it looked as if Titans had left themselves in the changing rooms.

However, when a ball up-field was laid off by Mike McPhail, Matt Howden found his scoring boots with a beautiful deft flick into the bottom corner with the outside of his foot.

The remainder of the game got very scrappy with the Hammers standing firm and a yellow card apiece being the only real highlight in the latter stages.

Final score 4-3.

Jason Cade was amongst the goals for Benington Reserves in their 3-0 home win against Spalding Harriers.

Kieran Gatenby and an own goal made sure of the three points.

Benington held a 1-0 lead at half-time.

Friskney Reserves were hit by a chronic shortage of players for their home match against Spilsby Town Reserves and had to withdraw from the fixture.

Spilsby will be expected to receive the three points for a walk-over result.