Boston Town 0 Northampton Spencer 0
BOSTON Town returned to United Counties League action - and were held to a goalless draw by Northampton Spencer.
Both sides played attractive and exciting football. But it was Spencer keeper Quincy Shorunmu, who frustrated Town throughout the afternoon with a string of fine saves.
Poachers did have the lion’s share of possession.
But Danny Matson, Gary Bull (pictured) and Alex Beck were all thwarted.
Town were frustrated by the decisions of the match officials on several occasions, but on balance, it was the same for both sides.
When the half time break was whistled the 0-0 scoreline didn’t really reflect the effort put in by the home side.
Sam Kirton made a notable contribution to the game and had chances to make it a dream debut by opening his goal account in both halves of the game, but he was also denied by the agile and towering Shorunmu.
As the match tailed into its third quarter, Poacher’s Manager Martyn Lakin opted to make changes, bringing on veteran striker Micky Nuttell and Billy King, replacing Matson and Bull.
But even these fresh legs could not break the deadlock and, as the referee blew for full time, a draw was the most appropriate of results.
Overall, this was a very exciting and fast-paced match, almost in the mould of a cup tie.
TOWN: Wright, Clancy, Smith, Wood, Borbelly, Pinner, Kirton, Beck, Bull (King), Matson (Nuttell), Parker; Subs (not used): Vince, Stocks, Lakin.
Star Man: Sam Kirton, a good, solid debut.