GOALS from Tom Sergeant and Leon Constantine warmed the hearts as a Boston United XI beat Sleaford Town 2-0 last night.
The contest in near-freezing conditions as Eslaforde Park was an opportunity for Pilgrims bosses Jason Lee and Lee Canoville to have a closer look at a number of reserve-team players.
They also handed valuable match time to those in the first-team who haven’t seen much action in recent weeks.
Out to impress, reserves striker Sergeant who opened the scoring on 67 minutes, finding the net from 18 yards with a powerful low strike.
Constantine – who is yet to play a full 90 minutes for the first team since joining United following a knee in jury – wrapped things up with two minutes remaining.
He neatly controlled Tyrone Kirk’s free kick on his chest before firing home from 12 yards.
Keeper Ricky Drury, defenders Kevin Austin and Nathan Stainfield, midfielder Chris Hall and striker Tony Edwards joined Kirk and Cosntantine in a full run out after spending recent weeks on the bench or in the stands.
Sixteen-year-old Jordan Nuttell played the first 45 minutes up front, while fellow youngster Scott Dawson was also given a run out against the United Counties League Premier Division side.
Lee recently bemoaned the fact that the reserves play their Lincs league fixtures on Saturday afternoons.
Wiith the United manager on first-team duty, he has little chance to run the rule over Glen Maddison’s second string, which has seen Tom Ward, Mickey Stones, Edwards, Jason Field and Liam Ogden progress to the first team in the past 12 months.
UNITED: Drury, Sturman (Thompson 46), Stainfield, Austin, Field (Dawson 70), Hall, Jackson, Kirk, Constantine, Nuttell (Sergeant 46), Edwards; Subs (not used): Ogden, Hewitt.