BOSTON United handed a trial to a player who has been ‘abducted by aliens’.
Tyrone Kirk is best known to Pilgrims fans as the player who quit the 2009-10 UniBond Premier treble-winning squad to pursue life in the professional game.
But last night he was back at York Street aiming to impress during United Reserves’ 2-1 victory over Market Rasen Town... after allegedly spending some time in outer space.
According to his Wikipedia page, Kirk was beamed up from this planet last season after leaving Rhyl Town.
“It has since been rumoured that he has been abducted by aliens and has not been seen since the incident,” the entry reads.
“Has since been seen on the moon talking to Elvis and Mr Spoon.”
His current club is also listed as ‘Moon United’.
Kirk, 25, was snapped up by then Boston managers Rob Scott and Paul Hurst in the summer of 2009 as he made the move from AFC Stamford.
But after playing one Lincs Senior Shield match - a 1-0 win over Brigg - he signed for Keith Alexander’s Macclesfield Town.
However, Kirk left the Silkmen after failing to make an appearance in League Two, stating the daily travelling from his Lincolnshire base was proving too much and leaving him with a constant back pain.
He then went on to join Rhyl Town, followed by stints with Scottish side St Johnston and Corby Town... Before his supposed abduction.
Kirk’s Wikipedia entry may well be a prank, but last night’s Lincolnshire League clash was deadly serious.
In a fiery contest, United were victorious thanks to strikes from Nick Bishop and Tom Sergeant.
But they had to come from behind to secure victory after James Bennett had headed the visitors in front in the 12th minute.
Bishop (pictured) drew Boston level with a 25-yard screamer in the 24th minute before Sergeant sealed the points with a simple tap-in five minutes before the break.
The second half was goalless but full of incident as the thunderous tackles flew in.
Rasen player-manager Ian Williams was cautioned after an off-the-ball incident where he barged Tom Ward to the floor.
But Ward went down easily enough for referee David Tutty to be happy to dish out a yellow.
The Pilgrims had first-teamers Jordan and Ben Fairclough and Ward in the side.
BOSTON: Drury, J. Fairclough, Ward (Eustace 75), Price, Field, Ogden, Bishop, Jackson, Kirk (Snaith 62), Sergeant, B. Fairclough (Edwards 75); Subs (not used): Rawdon, Hewitt. RASEN: Bradford, Brothwell, Greenbeck, Hone, Wade, Paul (Belt 62), Bennett (Mattu 86), Rutherford, Hall, Williams (Brumpton 73), Smith; Subs (not used): Brumpton, Christie.