Three-sy does it for Boston Town

Boston - Saturday 05 November 2011'Sport. Football. Boston Town v Daventry Utd'Action Pics
Boston - Saturday 05 November 2011'Sport. Football. Boston Town v Daventry Utd'Action Pics

BOSTON Town returned to winning ways with a 3-0 victory over Daventry on Saturday.

The Poachers have been enjoying victory in cup competitions, but that first elusive league victory since August finally arrived at Tattershall Road.

At last, it was a case of relentless effort reaping rewards, as they attacked Daventry from the start.

But it was the visitors who appeared to have their shooting boots strapped up early on, Town keeper Chris Wright pulling off a series of stunning saves which kept the Poachers in the game.

With Jack Smith suspended, the ever-versatile Ollie Pinner was drafted into the back four and had an excellent first half - his outstanding performance was only eclipsed by keeper Wright, but it was a close call.

The Poachers’ breakthrough came after only five minutes of second-half play.

Shane Clancy’s shot on goal beat visiting keeper Lee Farrow, crashing into the goal but rebounding out so fast that the referee initially continued to play on.

But after consultation with his assistant, the goal was awarded.

That opening goal provided the home side with just the lift they needed and Boston turned up the pressure on Daventry.

After a spell of Daventry pressure - and more fine saves from Wright - the home side rang the changes, with veterans Gary Bull, Micky Nuttell and Nigel Vince coming on to replace captain Michael Wood, Danny Matson and Shane Clancy.

In the 85th minute Boston doubled their lead.

An inviting cross from the left wing struck defender Ricky Hill and bounced wickedly into his own net.

Now with a comfortable lead, the home side pushed home towards the final minutes of the game.

Sam Kirton fired a speculative low shot across goal which, again, found its way into the net courtesy of another deflection.

TOWN: Wright, Clancy (Vince), Pinner, Wood (Bull), Borbely, King, Oswin, Beck, Kirton, Matson (Nuttell), Parker; Subs (not used): Lakin.

Star Man: Chris Wright. Pulled off string of outstanding saves during periods when Daventry attacked kept the Poachers in contention.