Shahin strikes as Boston Town give the Linnets the bird

Boston Town v King's Lynn.
Boston Town v King's Lynn.

TEN-man Boston Town gave their own two-fingered salute to UCL Premier leaders King’s Lynn last night, as they held the Linnets to a 1-1 draw.

Jammal Shahin grabbed his first goal for the Poachers, who had previously seen Craig Parker red-carded for his second bookable offence.

King’s Lynn equalised through Danny Beaumont in the 79th minute, but Town did enough to rock the apple cart against a side who had won 24 of their 27 league encounters before last night.

The game was originally won 1-0 by Lynn in October, but the United Counties League ordered a replay after Linnets midfielder Rob Hughes was discovered to be ineligible for the clash due to suspension.

And Hughes inflamed the situation before kick off by stating he wanted to make amends by flicking a V at the Poachers.

“On a personal level I’d love to go back to Boston, give another man of the match performance, and score. I feel I’ve got something to prove to them,” he told the Eastern Daily Press.

“I know I’m going to get some stick from their fans, players and management so I’d love to stick two fingers up to them by playing well and helping us better our result from October.”

However, things didn’t quite go to plan for Hughes who was substituted as Boston put in a combative performance.

Things didn’t all go Boston’s way as they were put under regular pressure fromm the in-form Lynn side.

But a string of saves from keeper Chris Wright gave them hope.

That was added to when Shahin found the net, just minutes after Parker’s red.

But beaumont had the final say as both sides settled for the stalemate.