Boston Hockey Club Men 3 Leadenham Seconds 0: Boston comfortable in second spot

Andy Stone.
Andy Stone.
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Boston Hockey Club’s Men sit comfortably in second spot after they recorded a 3-0 victory over Leadenham Seconds.

Andy Stone and Jamie Birks, along with an own goal, proved the difference as they picked up another victory in the Eastern League Division 6NW.

Boston, now playing their home matches in Spalding, started well with several half chances falling to the forwards.

Stone shot wide from a promising position after only a few minutes and Andy Barlow’s rising drive was well saved.

The first short corner of the game paid dividends as Mark Baxter’s shot was stopped but, in the ensuring melee, a Leadenham stick diverted the ball into the away side’s net.

The game was flowing from end to end, but Boston keeper Tim Carr was only tested once as he pulled off a smart save.

The defensive trio of Ben Carr, captain Charlie Davy and Baxter stood firm.

At the other end, Stone, Richard Wightman and Birks had shots on target that were well saved.

After the interval, Boston stepped up the pace and scored a superb second goal.

Wightman’s perfect cross found Stone whose glanced effort diverted the ball into the goal to double Boston’s advantage.

It could have been even better barely a minute later when some great work down the right flank from Matesuz Morawski saw his cross cause chaos in the Leadenham D.

Callum Sims and Ryan Davy combined on the left to set up Wightman, whose shot was very well saved.

But from the resulting sideline hit, Barlow sent in a cross that saw Birks sweep home for the third.

Boston now travel to face leaders Horncastle Seconds on Saturday (2pm), knowing victory could see them move top before the Christmas break.