Sturman keeps his cool to fire Boston United Reserves into Challenge Cup final

Charley Sanders.
Charley Sanders.

Boston United Reserves booked their place in the final of the Lincolnshire League Challenge Cup - following a tense 10-9 penalty shoot-out victory.

The Pilgrims were trailing 2-0 to Gainsborough Town at the interval, with Craig Lill and Joshua Nichol finding the net.

But a quickfire brace from Charley Sanders - on 55 and 57 minutes - earned a stalemate at the end of the 90 minutes.

Lewis Sturman then fired home the match-wining penalty - his second successful conversion of the shoot-out - to send Martyn Bunce’s team into the final.

UNITED: Vince, Thompson, Sturman, Gascoigne, Price, Ogden, Eyett (Dawson 72), Elliott, Gardner, Sanders, Nuttell; Subs (not used): Delahoy, Melville.

In the Lincs League, Conrad Louth scored as Boston Town Reserves lost 8-1 to Louth Reserves.