Two clubs bag the silverware

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For two sides in particular, the 2015-16 Boston Saturday Football League season is one they will look back on with pride.

Wyberton Reserves and Spilsby Town both enjoyed highly successful seasons with a cabinet-full of silverware.

Wyberton Reserves achieved a fantastic double as they took the Taylors Garages Premiership title, along with The Sports Cup. They also won the Fishtoft Cup to add to their collection of trophies.

Spilsby Town made up for their disappointment in being pipped at the post for the Premier League title by winning The Willoughby Cup, while their reserve side had an equally, if not better, campaign, winning the Division Three title as well as the Reserve Cup and the Willoughby Shield, beating higher-placed opposition in both cup finals.

The league was reasonably fortunate over the season in terms of weather disruptions, although several abandoned games caused a few problems for the fixture secretary.

Spilsby had the better of their encounters with Premier Division title rivals Wyberton, winning their first encounter 2-1, with the second game ending in a 1-1 draw.

However, their title hopes were not helped when they inadvertently played a player who was serving a suspension relating to an offence in another league, as a result of which they lost three valuable points.

At the end of April, Wyberton suffered a heavy 5-4 defeat at the hands of Heckington Millers, but held their nerve to seal the title on the final Saturday in April, defeating Benington 3-0 at home.

n In Taylors Peugeot Division One, Leverton edged out Boston College to lift the title. They secured the league trophy early in April with a 4-1 win at Old Dons.

The College gained some sort of revenge in The Challenge Cup final when they lifted the trophy following a 3-2 victory against rivals Leverton.

n Railway Athletic started as one of the hot favourites for promotion from Taylors Ford Division Two and they went on to fulfil expectations, winning the division by 10 points from AFC Tetford.

Railway were also the league’s most successful side in the County Cup, but, after they had dumped Pinchbeck out of the competition, they were drawn against Wyberton’s Lincolnshire League side and, not surprisingly, fell to a 3-0 defeat in round three.

n Spilsby Town Reserves, as mentioned earlier, excelled in both league and cup, and they won the Taylors Vauxhall Division Three title by four points from FC Hammers.