Boston Hockey Club Round Up
BOSTON Firsts were soundly beaten by Long Sutton Seconds on Saturday as they tried to move out of the relegation places.
It was a good display by a confident Long Sutton side and although Boston did match their visitors in a good deal of the match, Sutton were simply a far better team and the 8-1 scoreline in their favour showed the difference between the two sides.
After the early 1-1 score, two quick Sutterton goals just before the break made Boston’s job that much harder and the second half saw them concede a further five goals.
Boston take on runaway leaders Newmarket at home next week who have scored on average an incredible six goals a game for their final game of 2011.
l BOSTON Seconds took on Horncastle Seconds in a competitive but friendly match on Saturday.
They were looking to get one over their near neighbours after have a pretty dismal record over prior seasons and as their visitors started the game with 10 players, Boston had a fighting chance of getting a victory for the first time seemingly in years.
The first goal of the game came from Boston as Andy Barlow took a quick free hit before finding Andy Stone in the ‘D’ and the evergreen striker swept the ball home to give the home side the advantage.
Horncastle came back at Boston however with the defensive trio of Matt Wingate, Paul Briggs and the impressive junior Charlie Davy coping well, and Tim Carr in goal mopping things up when the defence was broken.
But the next goal was one of the best goals you could see and it involved just two of the aforementioned juniors.
Jack Bain was set clear down the left flank and he combined beautifully with Eddie Jacobs with a perfect one two before the Boston youngster composed himself well and swept the ball past the Horncastle goalkeeper to double Boston’s advantage.
Boston let the advantage go to their head and were punished when Horncastle incepted a loose pass, broke quickly and scored.
But Boston got themselves back into the game with a third goal just before the break thanks to Andy Stone’s deft flick into the right corner to give Boston a two-goal cushion.
After the break, Horncastle upped their game and Boston conceded a second goal.
But Mark Haynes’ fine run and finish gave Boston their two goal cushion back followed by Paul Briggs’ scooping home another over a stranded goalkeeper.
Horncastle pulled a further goal back but by then, it was too late and Boston held out to secure a very good win.
Everyone in the team must be congratulated on how they played with Mateusz Morwaski (completing the junior line-up) having an excellent game.
Boston also take on league leaders next week when they host Grantham at noon.