Boston Hockey Club 1sts 9 Cambridge Nomads 3rds 0: Salisbury hits a hat-trick in victory

Boston Hockey Club president Stuart Ashton receives the men's first team's new kit.
Boston Hockey Club president Stuart Ashton receives the men's first team's new kit.

CAMERON Salisbury grabbed a hat-trick as Boston Hockey Club’s Men’s Firsts recorded a 9-0 win over Cambridge Nomads Thirds.

Andy Stone (two), Andy Barlow, Connor Gilbert and Richard Wrightman (two) also found the net.

From the off Boston looked far more confident than in previous games, Stone securing his first goal of the day from a well-placed power cross from captain Mark Haynes, all within the first two minutes.

With such a great start from Boston, Cambridge looked low in confidence and many a mistake soon led to a barrage of shots from the forwards.

However, only one more made its way into the net in the first half, with a determined goal from Salisbury.

Boston left the half-time team talk with the focus on getting a strong win, and soon Boston’s regular substitutions made it all worthwhile.

Three more goals were scored within the first 10 minutes of the second half.

Salisbury completed his treble, while Stone scored his second of the game after a pinpoint pass from young Matesuz Morawski.

The second half soon became an onslaught, with skilful goals beating the defence from Barlow, Gilbert and Wightman.

With five minutes remaining, Cambridge were playing for pride and applied the pressure onto Boston’s defence with some very strong clearances and defences plays coming from the defensive quartet of Matt Wingate, Stuart Ashton, Tim Humphrey and Ben Carr.

BOSTON: T. Carr, Haynes, Wightman, Barlow, B. Carr, Wingate, Stone, Humphrey, Salisbury, Ashton, Sims, Morawski, Sanderson, Gilbert.

On Saturday, Boston travel to Newmarket.

BOSTON Ladies were given the three points this weekend after opponents Grantham conceded the game.

Boston are sitting nicely in third in the table at this early point in the season, having won three of four matches.