Agony for Town as late goals see them out of Vase

Boston Town v Great Yarmouth football action. EMN-150709-104004001
Boston Town v Great Yarmouth football action. EMN-150709-104004001

Boston Town suffered an agonising defeat to Great Yarmouth Town on Saturday with two late goals securing the win for the Norfolk side.

With the final scoreline not reflecting the balance of play Boston had a potential spot in the next round of the FA Vase snatched away from them with the heartbreak of goals in the 88th and 90th minute.

Boston looked the better team for much of the game but couldn’t convert numerous chances to put themselves out of sight, especially when leading 2-1.

However some decisive individual performances contributed to a thrilling game, with Boston keeper Doughty pulling off some terrific saves and Terry Fleming adding experience and solidity to the midfield.

The game began with a nervy start from both sides, seeing little creativity or goal scoring opportunities. However in the 17th minute the game came to life when Doughty saved superbly from Forbes who was one on one with him.

It was the home side who struck first in the 20th minute. A clever Wightwick back heel to Borbely gave the midfielder the opportunity to provide a pin point ball into the box which Eyett converted with excellent looped header.

The away side reacted in style with a stunning strike in the 24th minute from Deeks from just outside the area.

The first half came to a close with an excellent strike from the Yarmouth striker Forbes forcing a magnificent save from Doughty.

Boston scored their second in the 49th minute through Jack Wightwick. Another superb cross from Borbely was calmly slotted home by Wightwick to put Boston 2-1 up.

Doughty pulled off yet another tremendous save from Cullumbine after the player got behind the home side’s defence, but in the 78th minute the visitors equalised, with McAvoy, unmarked at the back post, applying the finishing touch.

The Norfolk seasiders were now firmly in control and the crushing blow came in the 88th minute. Forbes slotted the ball into the bottom right corner after Deeks played a delicious through ball severing the Boston Town defence. They added a fourth when another fine ball by Deeks was converted from 35 yards by Cullumbine.

The defeat gives the Poachers the dubious distinction of having gone out of both the FA Cup and Vase at the first hurdle.

Boston Town: Doughty, Lambley, Parker, Fleming, Ashton, Eyett, Ford, Beck, Wightwick, Borbely. Subs: Wood (for Ford); Battersby (for Borbely); Kennedy (for Fleming); Doherty; Basker.