Boston Hockey Club Men 2 Spalding Fourths 0: Baxter and Carr settle it

Ben Carr.
Ben Carr.

Mark Baxter and Ben Carr were on target as Boston Hockey Club’s Men earned a 2-0 victory against Spalding Fourths.

That leaves Boston unbeaten in their past six Eastern Hockey League Division 6NW matches, their only defeat coming at the hands of Horncastle during their opening match of the season.

The first half was a tight affair, with only a few chances being created by either side.

Boston had a good early chance, but Carr’s shot was slightly too high, and that left Spalding’s Fred Morris with a knock to the knee.

Andy Barlow’s short corner came close to being deflected into the roof of the net.

However, the ball flew over and Spalding had another let-off.

Boston goalkeeper Tim Carr was pushed into action with a couple of smart saves from short corners, while at the other end Richard Wightman’s deflected effort flew just off target.

The second half was a far more open affair.

Baxter hit a fierce short corner that flew into the goal to break the deadlock between the two sides, and that breakthrough opened the game up.

Boston had some narrow squeaks, but their goal wasn’t breached.

The second goal came through Carr’s brave run.

Shrugging off a pulled muscle, he pushed himself and finished from a seemingly impossible angle after great work in midfield from Baxter and Wightman.

And with this two-goal cushion, Boston saw out the game.

On Saturday they travel to face Grantham Firsts (2pm).