THE Boston Saturday Football League kicked off this week, with Mareham scoring 19 goals and both Old Dons sides suffering heavy defeats.
There were also some good results for league newcomers.
Neil Johnson gives you his weekly round-up...
Taylors Garages Premier Division
SWINESHEAD Institute struck six times in the second half to come from behind and beat Old Doningtonians in the only top flight game of week one.
The home side appeared to be heading for victory at half time when they found themselves leading 2-0.
Jonny Butler and an own goal had put the Dons in the driving seat, but Swineshead responded in style.
Taylors Peugeot Division One
THE young Boston United Community side were taught a harsh lesson at Mareham United – where they were hammered 19-1.
John Ellis boosted his goal tally by seven, while Darren Vinters hit a hat-trick.
Jimmy Harris, Micky Johnson and Ashley Webb all scored two goals apiece while Ryan Benson, Andrew Fenn and Ross Trestrail completed the rout. Ashley Davis grabbed United’s consolation.
NEWLY-promoted Wrangle United were disappointed that they didn’t take the three points in their opening game at home to Spalding Harriers.
They had to be content with share of the points following a 1-1 draw despite dominating for long periods of the game.
Wrangle were awarded a penalty after Joe Pitcher was brought down, but Chris Shipley’s penalty was well saved.
The home side were then made to pay for their cruel misses when Spalding rocked their opponents with the opening goal, Marcin Minczynski slotting home.
Ironically, it was an own goal which finally beat the Harriers keeper, Shipley’s cross being turned in.
FREISTON Reserves enjoyed their first outing in The First Division after their promotion – winning 4-3 at Billinghay Athletic Reserves.
Freston’s goals came from Dane Harper, Jamie Elston, Troy Ayton and Perrie Dale.
SKEGNESS United Reserves ended up empty handed despite creating several golden chances in their home baptism against Spalding Town.
The chances were not taken and Spalding made them pay by snatching victory with a sucker-punch to run out 1-0 winners.
Taylors Ford Division Two
FOSDYKE proved that there is life after striker Nicky De Vries.
Last season’s leading goalscorer may have joined Gary Frost’s new-look Wyberton, but the departure only spurred on home striker Matt Howden.
He revelled in the new-found spotlight, opening the scoring in a 3-0 victory over Westside Rangers.
Ruslan Dukalskis added two further goals.
OLD Doningtonians Reserves came unstuck in their first game in Division Two following their promotion - when Nelson hit them for seven at Rosebery Avenue.
Liam Shinn, Callum Bates and Ben Swift all grabbed two goals each, while Tim Rowland also got on the scoresheet in a 7-1 win.
ANOTHER of the newly -promoted sides, Kirton Town Reserves, suffered a heavy away defeat at Coningsby Reserves.
Town had taken the lead through Declan Sands but Sam Brader, Danny Cottingham and Jamie Codd – grabbing a six-minute hat-trick – earned Coningsby a 5-1 victory.
RUSKINGTON Rovers and Leverton clashed in an all-new club encounter, with Rovers coming out on top following a 5-2 victory.
Will Chalmers and Conor Wroot were on target for Leverton.
However, despite their defeat, Leverton’s game was marred when Alex Tilley suffered a dislocated knee, spending the night in hospital.
Taylors Vauxhall Division Three
FC KIRTON found life much more to their liking after their relegation to Division Three, defeating FC Hammers 2-0 at home.
Goals from Richard Early and Ben Newton got the Kirton side off to a flying start.
A SINGLE Julian Renouf goal was enough to give Tulip FC a winning start in their debut season in The Boston Saturday League, beating Spalding Harriers Reserves 1-0.
RESULTS from August 25:
Taylors Garages Premier Division: Old Dons 2 Swineshead Inst 6.
Taylors Peugeot Division One: Billinghay Res 3 Freiston Res 4, Mareham Utd 19 Boston United Comm 1, Skegness Utd Res 0 Spalding Town 1, Wrangle Utd 1 Spalding Harriers 1.
Taylors Ford Division Two: Coningsby Res 5 Kirton Town Res 1, Fosdyke 3 Westside Rgrs 0, Nelson 7 Old Dons Res 1, Ruskington Rovers 5 Leverton 2.
Taylors Vauxhall Division Three: FC Kirton 2 FC Hammers 0, Tulip 1 Spalding Harriers Res 0.