St Ives 4ths 1 Boston Hockey Club Men 2: Salisbury shakes them up

Cameron Salisbury.
Cameron Salisbury.

Cameron Salisbury grabbed both goals as Boston Hockey Club Men gained revenge over St Ives Fourths.

After suffering a 3-2 loss to their opponents in the first match of the East Hockey League Division 5NW season, Boston reversed the scores with a 2-1 success.

Boston applied the pressure from the start, with the forward three - headed up by Craig Wightman - making the St Ives keeper work hard.

Midway through the first half, Boston went ahead as Salisbury (pictured) beat three defenders before a placed push in the far corner opened the scoring.

After the interval, Boston - with no subs to rotate - appeared to tire.

St Ives capitalised and Jack Ashton, in the Boston goal, was beaten.

But although they had slipped, Boston were desperate for victory and refused to buckle to the hosts’ pressure.

As Boston turned the screw they thought it wouldn’t be their day, as four shots were saved in the final 10 minutes.

But the hard work paid off as an assist from Craig Wightman saw a reverse slap from Salisbury find the back of the net.

Callum Simms was named as man of the match for an outstanding performance.

BOSTON: T. Carr, Ashton, Haynes, Barlow, Davey, Simms, Salisbury, Gilbert, C. Wightman, Sanderson, R. Wightman.

Boston host Bourne Deeping Thirds on Saturday, but the contest has been switched to RAF Cranwell.