United’s Edwards and Sergeant sink Swineshead

Tony Edwards.
Tony Edwards.

TONY Edwards continued his goalscoring return as Boston United Reserves defeated derby rivals Swineshead Institute.

Edwards has marked his return from suspension by netting in all three of his matches since his ban ended.

Brad Murrell.

Brad Murrell.

Tom sergeant, who can match Edwards’ record, was also on target in a 2-0 victory.

The Pilgrims included a handful of first teamers in their side, including player-boss Lee Canoville, returning from injury, Ben Milnes and Danny Sleath.

Trialist Jason Stokes also made an appearance.

Sergeant opened the scoring after being played through by Sleath, before Edwards finished off a move he started himself to double the advantage.

Both keepers made fine saves, with Boston’s Ricky Drury denying Karl Melton and Swineshead’s Brad Murrell (pictured inset) blocking efforts from Edwards and Canoville.

UNITED: Ricky Drury, Lee Canoville (Steve Lovett 57), Scott Dawson, Matt Price, Jason Field, Liam Ogden, Ben Milnes (Alex Thompson 70), Danny Sleath (Nick Bishop 76), Jason Stokes; Tom Sergeant, Tony Edwards; Subs (not used): Stuart Whitaker, Lee Drury.

SWINESHEAD: Brad Murrell, James Andrew, Ryan Barker, Nic Stone, Adam Lyon (Jack Croston 76), Karl Melton, Rob Masters, Paul Clarke, Richard Barker, Mark Sharman, Jack Houghton; Subs (not used): Nathan Cock, Andrew Stukins.