Nine-man Boston Town edged out in Holbeach clash

Jack Smith.
Jack Smith.

A LATE fightback wasn’t enough for nine-man Boston Town as they went down 3-2 in their derby at Holbeach United last night.

Trailing 3-0 with nine minutes left, the defiant Poachers attempted to force their way back into the UCL Premier clash.

Alex Beck cut the deficit before a second strike from Lorand Borbely gave the visitors hope.

But the Tigers held on to do the double over the nine-man Poachers - who had defender Jack Smith and loanee Kieran Davies sent off.

This means Town have now had three players sent off in two contests against United this season, following Danny Matson’s red in the home 2-1 defeat in August.

Former Town defender Ben Brown gave Holbeach an interval lead at Carter’s Park.

Andy Tidswell doubled the advantage before Town keeper Chris Wright denied ex-Poacher Lewis Brooks from the penalty spot.

But Mitch Griffiths grabbed Holbeach’s third in the 73rd minute.

Cue Boston springing into life.

But it was too little too late, and with too few players, as Holbeach held on.