Fightback in vain, but Poachers go close

Alex Beck.
Alex Beck.

UCL Premier

Boston Town 2

Leicester Nirvana 3

Boston Town suffered a narrow 3-2 defeat at the hands of UCL Premier leaders Leicester Nirvana on Saturday.

It may have been the away side who took the points, but they spent the final few minutes desperate for the final whistle to blow, writes Tristan Stimpson.

A poor first-half performance by Boston saw Nirvana in the ascendancy, the away side leading 3-1 at the interval.

However, as the home fans got behind the players and Mark Angel’s half-time talk came into practice, the game appeared to change with all the emphasis being on the Leicester defence.

Within the space of just two minutes, the in-form Nirvana side edged in front.

A cross from the right wing was poorly defended by the Poachers defence, being carelessly cleared straight to the opposition’s Will Gonga, who unleashed a superb strike into the top corner.

Further woes came Boston’s way in the 15th minute when yet again the pace of the Leicester attack could not be contained.

After more poor defending, Shaquille Brooks thundered the ball past James Doughty, taking a minor deflection on its way.

In the 31st minute a shadow of hope came to the Poachers as Jordan Nuttell exhibited some fantastic work down the left wing before cutting into the box to slide the ball into the far corner.

Despite this, Town’s hope was short-lived as it only took two minutes before the away side scored again.

A well-worked team goal saw the ball sprayed across the pitch, before Reece Morris finished off the move.

Boston felt they should have been awarded a penalty before the end of the half, following a foul on Jack Wightwick, but nothing was given.

Despite such a disappointing first half, the second half sprung to life quickly.

Alex Beck saw a one-on-one thwarted by a bobble and Wightwick saw a tame effort saved.

Town’s pressure finally paid off in the 80th minute as the ball found its way to Beck, who slotted home.

Boston’s pressure mounted but Matt Kennedy and Nuttell both saw chances go begging.

TOWN: Doughty, Lambley (Jencsi), Parker, Borbely (Moore-Papworth), Wood, Ashton (Ford), Eyett, Kennedy, Beck, Nuttell, Wightwick.