A brace from Beck and a little bit of Bully! Boston Town make it three straight wins

SPORT: Yaxley v Boston Town at Leading Drove.
SPORT: Yaxley v Boston Town at Leading Drove.

BOSTON Town earned their third straight victory in the United Counties Premier Division following a 3-1 success at Yaxley last night.

Martyn Lakin’s claims that his side have ‘finally turned a corner’ appeared true last night after a brace from Alex Beck and a strike from evergreen Gary Bull.

Stand-in keeper Ricky Lovelace also saved a penalty as Town did not look a side with five first-teamers missing.

Lovelace - who was snapped up from Boston Saturday League side Benington with regular stopper Chris Wright unavailable - made his presence known early as he denied the Cuckoos’ Nick Davey with his legs.

And in the fourth minute, the Poachers were ahead, Beck grabbing his 14th of the campaign after forcing home Danny Matson’s cross.

Matson himself came to netting in a quiet first half.

After the break, Yaxley were again frustrated as Lovelace denied Andy Beech.

However, the home side were awarded a penalty in the 72nd minute for handball.

But again, Lovelace made his mark, blocking Ricky Hailstone’s strike.

From that moment, Town never looked back, with former Yaxley man Kieran Davies crossing for Bull to head home on 73 minutes.

Beck’s solo effort sealed victory four minutes later.

Yaxley, however, did have time for a consolation, Davey netting at the death.

But it was Boston who grabbed three vital points and reversed the score which the Cuckoos won by at Tattershall Road earlier this season.