Leverton lift trophy double

Leverton celebrate their Sports Cup success.
Leverton celebrate their Sports Cup success.

In the third and final part of his review of the past Boston Saturday Football League season, Neil Johnson reflects on the highs and lows from the cup competitions...

The main cup story was unquestionably the achievements of both Leverton and Railway Athletic.

Marc Hipwell.

Marc Hipwell.

The two sides, champions of the two lowest divisions of the league, reached the final of the Sharman Burgess Sports Cup - the premier Boston League competition.

Leverton, the Division Two winners, claimed the title as they won 3-2 in what was a superb example of local league football.

Leverton’s Marc Hipwell was named man of the match.

FC Kirton also produced a shock by defeating Division One Coningsby 3-2 – the second division side deservedly lifting the Challenge Cup, especially after storming into a 3-0 lead just after half-time.

Coningsby had a decent season and this was evident with them also reaching the Willoughby Cup final.

Unfortunately for them, they came up against Premier Division champions Swineshead, who won 3-0 to complete their double.

In the Willoughby Shield, Fishtoft Reserves defeated higher-placed opposition in the guise of Billinghay Reserves, claiming a 2-0 victory.

There was to be no cup upset in the Reserve Cup final, with Swineshead Institute Reserves defeating a spirited AFC Tetford Reserves 3-1.