Hammers are named as the best sports

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Local sport from the Boston Standard, Lincolnshire: bostonstandard.co.uk/sport, on Twitter @standardduncan

FC Hammers have been named as the Boston Saturday Football League’s best sports.

At the league’s annual meeting, the club claimed The Eric Johnson Memorial Award for The Most Sporting Team, based on disciplinary figures supplied by Lincs FA.

The Alf Stones Memorial Award for the Best Secretary of The Season went to Skegness Town’s Allan Gray and the Referee of The Year Award - which is worked out by club marks - went to Tim Atkinson.

Awards were also presented to the various leading goalscorers for each division with Jac Wright (Billingay Athletic, Premier Division, 25 goals), Richard Barker (Swineshead Reserves, Division One, 22), Dom Goddard (Leverton, Division Two, 36) and Liam Nimmo (Railway Athletic, Division Three, 37) receiving their accolades.

The League agreed to increase their annual donation to The LFA Benevolent Fund to £800, which LFA Delegate Derek Andrew declared would be of enormous benefit to those unfortunate players who suffer various forms of hardship following serious injuries.

A vacancy was left in Division Two after the withdrawal of Westside Rangers, which will be filled by Mareham United, relegated from the Premier but adamant their side would not be strong enough for Division One.

Spalding Harriers have dropped down from Division Two to Division Three, swapping places with Holbeach Bank.

Boston Titans, FC Wrangle and Sleaford-based Northgate Olympic have joined the league.

Wrangle, last season’s Sutterton team, will continue competing in Division One, while the other two clubs will begin life in Division Three along with newly-formed second string sides Leverton SFC Reserves, Old Doningtonians Reserves, Spilsby Town Reserves and Wyberton A.

Nelson FC will now be known as FC Magnet.

The committee also agreed to introduce team sheets which will be submitted to referees just before kick-off.

The new season will begin on August 11.