BOSTON SATURDAY LEAGUE: Taylors Peugeot Division One


Rippingale & Folkingham entertained Sutterton in Division One, and both sides produced a goal bonaza to end the year.

The home side edged out their opponents in a 6-4 win.

Gary Macken hit two goals for Rippingale, while the other matchwinners came from Gary Sleight, John Hudson, Rob Leighton and new signing Aiden Rice.

Wainfleet United continued their re-building with another closely-fought encounter when they played hosts to Skegness United Reserves in a derby clash.

Craig Collins and Jamie Gretton scored for Wainfleet, but they were left empty-handed after a 3-2 defeat.

Goals from Matt Robinson and Calum Johnson secured the three points for Ruskington Rovers in their 2-1 home win over Coningsby.

Fosdyke were having to pull out all the stops last Saturday to raise as side for their home match against Freiston Reserves after several player dropped out before the weekend.

But, with the help of new signing Darren Hubbert, who was drafted into the squad, they managed to get the ball rolling.

They had to soak up some early Freiston pressure as the visitors looked menacing.

Fosdyke keeper David Scott pulled off a miraculous save at point blank range as the Frieston striker looked on in disbelief as the man between the sticks sent the ball over the bar when it looked harder to miss than score.

And the goalkeeper followed that up with an equally impressive save to keep his side in the game.

Freiston did manage to make the breakthrough soon afterwards, with a clever finish to make it 1-0.

At the other end, Fosdyke’s quick counter-attacking almost paid dividends when a lovely flowing move set Al Poole through on goal, his delicately-chipped shot beating the keeper but sailing agonisingly over the bar.

Dave Reid also found himself with just the keeper to beat after yet another fast break, when Poole’s defence-splitting ball found the midfielder on another box-to-box run, but his finish was wide.

It was left to James Munn to finally level the scores after a slick move left the tricky winger to beat two men before rifling home.

Things then started to take a turn for the worse when, after a typically crunching tackle from war horse midfielder Marv Jolly, the veteran sustained a nasty leg injury, forcing him to leave the game after half an hour.

Early in the second half there were more Frieston attacks and less Fosdyke breaks.

Something had to give and eventually the men in green struck to go 2-1 up.

This signalled a nightmare period for Fosdyke, who conceded a further three quick-fire goals in a disastrous 10-minute spell, effectively ending the game as a competition.

There was a late highlight for Fosdyke when Dave Reid produced a piece of magic when he squared the ball for Matt Howden who beat the centre back to the ball before tapping home to make it 5-2.

Freiston will be pleased to be back to winning ways, putting their title ambitions back on track after an indifferent spell.

The visitor’s goals came from Perrie Dale (two), Frazer Bayliss, Troy Ayton and Liam Watson.