Poachers suffer first-ever defeat to Sleaford

Alex Beck was on target against Cogenhoe.
Alex Beck was on target against Cogenhoe.

THE Inconsistency that has blighted Boston Town’s run-in to the end of the season came back to haunt them once again - with the Poachers suffering their first ever UCL Premier defeat to derby rivals Sleaford Town yesterday.

Boston were under-strength, with no Lawrence Lambley or Gary Bull for manager Martyn Lakin to call upon.

After two back-to-back away victories, the Poachers could not keep that form going at home as they hosted Sleaford.

Steve Lovett’s 24th minute goal had the visitors ahead at the break.

Former Boston United winger Shane Clancy added a 56th-minute second for Sleaford and their win was sealed by Adam Weston with a quarter of an hour remaining.

On Saturday, Town won 3-1 at Cogenhoe courtesy of goals from Alex Beck, Gary Bull and Dan Schiavi.

TOWN: Doughty, Wood, Jackson, Stainfield, Foster (Penney), Schiavi, Pinner, Borbely, James, Beck, Parker (Carr).