FOOTBALL: Billinghay Athletic knocked out of cup

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Boston Saturday League

Sharman Burgess Sports Cup

Second round

One of the shocks of the competition was Premier outfit Billinghay Athletic being eliminated at home by Division Two pacesetters Railway Athletic.

A Curtis Yeatman goal was enough to give Railway Athletic a shock 1-0 away win at Billinghay Athletic in a closely fought encounter. The tie appeared to be heading for extra time with just five minutes remaining as both sides were still toiling to break the deadlock but then up popped Yeatman with the crucial winning goal.

Two goals from Sam Jackson helped Ruskington Rovers squeeze through by the odd goal in five in their home tie against Benington. Matthew Robinson hit the other Ruskington goal in a 3-2 home win.

There was a double figure scoreline as Coningsby struck 11 goals away from home. Coningsby were probably expecting a tougher task away at Sibsey but they found themselves 5-1 in front at half-time and they didn’t let up after the break netting another six.

Taylors Peugeot ivision One

There was only one game in Division One but it provided plenty of goals in an exciting affair as Old Doningtonians came out on top at Swineshead Reserves.

Ex-Swineshead striker Chris Wing did his old team-mates no favours by scoring two of The Dons’ goals in a 4-3 away win. Andy Slaughter and Ricky Mason were also on target for the visitors.

Taylors Ford Division Two

Fishtoft Reserves and Billinghay Athletic Reserves shared the points following their 2-2 draw. Joe Taylor and Jack Cridland were on target for Fishtoft.

Kirton Town Reserves were left wondering how on earth they failed to gain some sort of reward from their home game against Pointon Reserves following a disappointing 3-2 defeat at Graves Park. Although striker Andy Brown did get on the scoresheet, several chances went begging as Kirton lived to regret those missed chances. Richard Borrill was the other Town scorer.

Taylors Vauxhall Division Three

A Kieran Gatenby goal helped Benington Reserves to salvage a point in their 1-1 home draw against Pointon ‘A’.