NEIL Johnson’s weekly round-up of the Boston Saturday Football League...
Sharman Burgess Sports Cup
SPORTS Cup holders Wrangle United had to come from 2-0 down to defeat Park United 5-2.
The plucky underdogs got off to a storming start with two goals inside the first 25 minutes - striker Alex Limb capitalising on two defensive errors before finishing in style.
Although Wrangle forced the pace immediately afterwards, they were denied by some dogged defending and some superb saves from Luke Gilding and it took a penalty to get the home side back on track.
Chris Shipley converted from the spot and then striker Scott MacKay fastened onto a huge kick from goalkeeper Callum Lawe to fire home the equaliser.
As Park tired, Wrangle took control and Shipley grabbed his second goal of the game when he evaded several tackles on the edge of the box before rifling home.
Joe Pitcher volleyed in a fourth with fifteen minutes remaining to atone for an earlier miss from two yards out before debutant Lemos Pereira hammered home to complete the scoring.
Park had a chance in the last minute to make it 5-3 when they were awarded a penalty, but keeper Lawe saved the spot-kick.
NELSON needed extra time before booking their place in the next round at the expense of Queens Rangers.
Liam Shinn was again amongst the goals grabbing two on this occasion, while Ben Swift was also on target in a 3-2 away win.
Rangers went close with goals from Liam Watson and Shane Brackenbury.
Taylors Garages Premier Division
WYBERTON looked to be heading for their first defeat of the season when they trailed 3-1 at home against Swineshead - but an amazing three-goal blitz in the final 10 minutes saw them snatch victory.
Referee Dave Tutty was struggling with a groin injury and after 25 minutes he was replaced by Paul Revell in the middle.
The speedy Curtis Yeatman struck two goals for Wyberton while Ben Jacques and Scott Dawson grabbed the other crucial goals.
SECOND-placed, Benington received a wake-up call against Kirton Town at Graves Park.
Even without the holidaying Tim Bell, they showed that they could still score goals.
Unfortunately for the visitors, they shipped more in at the other end as they lost 5-3.
Town didn’t get off to the best of starts when Blake Reid diverted a header past his own keeper.
Steve Lee, Dean Fisher and Andrew Baker put Kirton 3-1 up, only for gavin Bell and Ben Hardstaff to make it 3-3.
However, Chris Hilton volleyed Kirton ahead and Rhys Holland grabbed the only goal of the second half.
KIERAN Rose was Old Doningtonians’ match-winner with two of his side’s goals in their 3-2 home win against Freiston.
Chris Grimer was also on target while Freiston netted through Daniel Morris and Dean Seiner.
BERT Snaith struck two goals for his side as Old Leake recorded a comfortable 4-1 home win against Spilsby Town.
Old Leake stormed into a 3-0 half time lead thanks to goals from Snaith, Adam Tempest and Adam Lester.
Liam Papworth pulled a goal back for Town.
POINTON and Skegness Town provided an excellent match which saw the east coast side return home with maximum points following a 3-2 away win.
Pointon fielded a slightly weakened team but still went close with goals from Sam Husband and Mark Smith.
Skegness took the honours with goals from Jamie Sleight, Jay Verheul and James Bland.
Taylors Peugeot Division One
FREISTON Reserves still head the table following a comfortable 5-2 home win against Coningsby.
Reece Coddington hit two goals while Jamie Elston, Perrie Dale and Troy Ayton completed the scoring.
Coningsby replied through Alistair Smith and Stuart Thompson.
THOMAS Rabiega hit both of the Spalding Town goals in their 2-1 home win against Pointon Reserves.
WOODHALL Spa United lost 4-0 to Spalding Harriers.
Taylors Ford Division Two
DANNY Cottingham hit two goals and Jamie McFee grabbed another for Coningsby Reserves in their home encounter against Fosdyke.
But it wasn’t enough as the visitors hit six in reply to run out 6-3 winners. Matt Howden (two), Marv Jolly James Munn and Nicky De Vries(two) were the match winners.
LEVERTON got the lfirst win in their history at home to Old Dons Reserves.
Leverton started the stronger team, and it wasn’t long before Nathan Hubbert smashed home a brilliant opener into the top corner from outside the area.
Leverton then allowed the Dons to level through Danny Jackson.
Leverton regained the lead when Will Gosling’s surging run and cross found Adam Busby, who duly despatched the ball into the net.
Dons had four efforts cleared off the line in 10 seconds before Nathan Rippin set up Adam Busby to make it 3-1. The home side wrapped up the scoring when Hubbert added his second to make the final score 4-1.
Taylors Vauxhall Division Three
BENINGTON Reserves and Sutterton Reserves shared the points in an eight-goal thriller. Paul Timby (two), Matthew Hood and Lee Hoff were on target for Benington in the 4-4 home draw.
TOM Jenkins grabbed a brace for Burgh United in their home game against FC Kirton while Callum Pearce also got on the scoresheet in the 3-3 draw.
The Kirton side remain on top following their hard-earned point.
SWINESHEAD Reserves closed the gap at the top following their 4-1 home win against Friskney, with Dan Thompson scoring twice.
Dan Bakes and Matt Sharman combined to set up Aaron Bates on the edge of the box who, with his weaker foot, fired home a screamer of a shot into the top corner.
Wayne Blackham’s tackle then started a move which ended in Giles Favell firing home the fourth.
JAKE Smith struck twice for Spilsby Town Reserves in their 5-3 home win against Tulip FC, while the other goals came from Ryan Hall, Sean Rhodes and new signing Rhys Fitzgerald.
SPALDING Harriers Reserves hit FC Hammers for six with Morgan Taylor and Scott McPherson both grabbing two goals apiece.
The other Spalding goals came from Jamie Robinson and an own goal in a 6-0 home win.