Beck in business! Town chalk up latest victory

Town goalscorer Alex Beck flicks the ball on against Irchester. Photo: David Dawson.
Town goalscorer Alex Beck flicks the ball on against Irchester. Photo: David Dawson.

BOSTON own powered to an impressive 4-1 win over Irchester United on Saturday.

Goals from Lorand Borbely, Alex Beck, Kieran Davies and Gary Bull proved the difference.

With growing confidence, the Poachers have returned to winning ways, securing back-to-back victories in the United Counties League Premier Division.

Boston were fired up from the whistle and put early pressure on Irchester keeper Danny Wallace, who didn’t look comfortable between the sticks, spilling a few early strikes on goal.

It was from such an error that Town forged ahead.

A cross into Irchester’s crowded box was not gathered by Wallace and loose ball eventually fell to Borbely, who opened the scoring.

The Poachers took command of the game and with Billy King commanding the midfield, allowing the home side to put together several promising attacks.

In the final minute of the first half, Beck grabbed a well-taken goal, which resulted from his relentless running at the Irchester defence.

The restart saw Bull replace Danny Matson, but a different Irchester emerge from the dressing room as they dominated the early exchanges after the break.

They pulled a goal back when Jake Gillingwater found himself able to convert following a quick piece of breakaway play.

The goal gave the visitors a renewed vigour and they pushed hard for the equaliser.

But excellent work from Michael Wood, Ollie Pinner and midfield maestro Billy King kept the score at 2-1.

The game was spoiled on occasion with some strong and often cynical tackles from the visitors.

But undeterred, Boston added to their tally as Kieran Davies fired home a 25-yard strike to regain the two-goal cushion.

Boston pushed hard for another goal.

Micky Nuttell joined the fray, replacing Davies.

Together with Bull and Beck, he was causing problems for Irchester.

In the 88th minute, Beck earned a penalty, despite loud and prolonged protestations from the Irchester players.

Bull’s cool and confident strike made it 4-1 to round off the scoring.

TOWN: Wright, Clancy, Pinner, Wood, Borbely, Davies (Nuttell), King, Beck, Kirton, Matson (Bull), Parker; Subs (not used): Vince, Marson, Lakin.

Star man: Billy King. Ran the midfield with control and authority.