Late sting from the Nettles

Martyn Bunce.
Martyn Bunce.

Boston United Reserves suffered a late defeat at Nettleham in the Lincolnshire Football League.

Martyn Bunce’s Pilgrims looked to be heading for a stalemate at Mulsanne Park, until Joshua Bowden’s strike settled things four minutes into time added on.

It was the second season running that a last-gasp finish saw the Pilgrims condemned to defeat against the Nettles.

United - who now sit in 12th spot spot in the Lincs League - handed a debut to new signing Jonathan Wiles.

Meanwhile, trialist Brad Gascoigne was a second-half substitute.

UNITED: S. Vince, Delahoy, Melville, Dawson, Thompson, Ogden, Wiles, Steadman (Gascoigne HT), Eyett (Delarenzo 50), Briers, Gardner; Subs (not used): N. Vince.

Boston Town Reserves’ clash at CGB Humbertherm was postponed as the Poachers’ second string failed to raise a side for the encounter.

On Saturday, Boston United Reserves host Market Rasen Town.

Boston Town Reserves will be in action at Tattershall Road against Louth Town Reserves.

Both matches will start at 2pm, now that the Poachers have brought their kick off times forward.

Tonight (Wednesday), the Pilgrims’ second string are due to travel to face Harrowby United in a friendly fixture.

Town are curtrently bottom of the Lincs League, in 17th.

However, both Boston teams have only played 15 fixtures each, much less than most teams in the division. Sleaford Town have played the most, completing 26 fixtures.