Hopper makes Boston United history

Wednesday, 1pm - TEENAGER Tom Hopper became the youngest ever player to represent Boston United last night.

The 15-year-old striker played the final 13 minutes of the 2-1 UniBond Challenge Cup victory over Hucknall Town.

Replacing Spencer Weir-Daley, Hopper broke the record which was previously held by Chris Cook.

"He's a talent and we're looking at him training with the first team," manager Paul Hurst said afterwards.

Boston's makeshift side progressed to the second round with a convincing win against Hucknall.

Weir-Daley and Danny Sleath scored the all-important goals within two minutes towards the end of the first half.

In the 35th minute SWD had the simple job of tapping into and empty net following Sleath's defence-splitting pass.

Moments later Weir-Daley returned the favour, teeing up Sleath, who slotted home.

Huckinall's Deon Miekle netted aconsolation in stoppage time.

Hurst and Rob Scott made eight changes from the side which won 5-0 at Ossett Town on Saturday.

Aaron Butcher made his first competitive start of the season in goal while fellow youngsters Simon Ashton and Nick Jackson took their places in defence.

Captain and vice-captain Lee Canoville and Mark Camm returned from illness and injury while Jamie Clarke, back from his loan spell at Loughborough Dynamo, made a rare start.

But the biggest cheer when the line-up was announced went to Adam Millson, the 2009 player of the season who made his way through 62 minutes of action, his first since breaking his leg last campaign.

"We told Adam there was no pressure, he just had to go out and enjoy his football," Hurst added.