Boston Saturday Football League season review: Division Two

Sutterton's Chris Firth sticks the boot in against Holbeach Bank. Below: Coningsby Reserves defend a Leverton free kick.
Sutterton's Chris Firth sticks the boot in against Holbeach Bank. Below: Coningsby Reserves defend a Leverton free kick.

There were some very one-sided scorelines in Division Two of the Boston Saturday Football League, as Neil Johnson looks back...

Division Two newcomers Ruskington Rovers and Leverton clashed on the opening day - with Ruskington showing their immediate intentions with a 5-2 home win.

Leverton v Coningsby Reserves.

Leverton v Coningsby Reserves.

Fosdyke hit 12 at Mareham Reserves during week two with Matt Howden grabbing four of the goals.

Nelson were going well early on and, in mid-September, they hit seven goals at Coningsby Reserves with their ace-marksman Liam Shinn firing a five-goal salvo.

In early September Sutterton and Ruskington Rovers clashed and both sides had to be content with a 1-1 draw, while Leverton hit 12 goals in their home match with Coningsby Reserves in mid-October.

Adam Busby and Alex Tilley both claimied hat-tricks.

Queen’s Rangers had some encouraging results early on, including a 3-2 home win against Ruskington Rovers.

But off-the-field problems blighted their season and, following several suspensions, they were forced to pull out of the league in November.

Sutterton, who had a large influx of ex-Wyberton Reserve players, struggled early on but started to put things together towards the end of the year.

Adam Abell hit four of their goals in a 7-1 home win against Old Doningtonians Reserves in December.

On the same day, Fishtoft Reserves’ striker Neil Allen also hit four for his side in a 6-5 home win against Westside Rangers.

Allen followed that goal-scoring feat with a hat-trick for the first team in a 3-3 home draw against Billinghay.

Ruskington Rovers then defeated Fosdyke away from home in the second week of February with Luke Llewellyn scoring twice in a 4-2 victory - only to be held to a 1-1 draw at Westside Rangers the following week.

Sutterton were growing in confidence all the time during the latter half of the season and they produced a superb display at home to Leverton in the middle of March, beating them comprehensively 4-1.

Leverton made sure Ruskington were in a game the following week before going down by just a single-goal in a 1-0 defeat.

Ruskington became the first side to be crowned as champions when they defeated Fishtoft Reserves 3-0 with Mark Nemeiksas scoring twice.

Fosdyke somehow snatched the runners-up spot on the final day by virtue of being the highest scorers following their 5-3 home win against Nelson.

With their and Sutterton’s goal differences being the same, the fact that Fosdyke had scored more goals during the season gave them second spot.