FOOTBALL: Boston Saturday League reports

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Boston Saturday Football League

Taylors Garages Premier Division

Heckington Millers inflicted a heavy defeat on Old Leake with an 8-2 drubbing.

The Millers had two hat-trick heroes with Sam Elliott and Joe Braithwaite both hitting trebles. For the second successive week, the Millers took on opposition from the top of the table and they knew they would have to be on top of their game, similar to their performance at Wyberton seven days earlier.

Heckington were in control throughout and played some outstanding football, culminating in some outstanding goals. The home side found themselves 5-1 up at half-time thanks to a hat-trick from Elliott, a header from Braithwaite and a strike from distance from the ever-reliable Dominic Kew.

In the second half, Braithwaite scored two more to complete his hat-trick while Old Leake got one back through Adam Tempest, following an unfortunate goalkeeping error.

Luke Firth completed the Millers’ scoring with a free kick from the halfway line to round off a brilliant display, before Old Leake’s Scott Mackay grabbed another late consolation.

Skegness Town Reserves enjoyed another home victory when they defeated Pointon 4-2 thanks to goals from Josh Whittam, Charlie Arabin, Max Forman and Michael Parnham.

Fishtoft let a 1-0 lead slip to end up empty-handed when they entertained Ruskington Rovers.

Jamie Skinner gave Fishtoft the lead during the first half and they dominated the game for 80 minutes but could not add to their slender lead.

All their dominance counted for nothing, however, as suddenly Ruskington came alive in the final 10 minutes to score two goals amd claim all three points following a 2-1 away win. Rovers’ match winners were Matt Leonard and Sam Jackson.

Swineshead’s resurgence continued with a 4-2 home win against Billinghay Athletic.

Richard Barker (2), Ryan Barker and Bert Snaith hit the vital goals for the home side.

Taylors Vauxhall Division Three

Matt Howden was again in free-scoring mode when his Boston Titans side played hosts to Pointon A.

Hot-shot Howden struck all four of the Titans’ goals in a 4-2 victory.

Pointon began to pick their game up and from a corner the bouncing ball was struck home with a well timed volley from an acute angle to reduce the deficit at half time to 2-1.

The second half began with Pointon very much on top after they had found their passing rhythm that had pulled apart so many teams already this season. However from a counter-attack, the lurking Howden slotted home.

Pointon came storming out of the blocks after that but were still struggling to get past the imposing Matthew Nundy in defence. Then from nowhere a deep free kick was bundled in by the Pointon centre half.

Another Pointon goal seemed inevitable, however, from a Titans clearance, a flick-on was won by Shane Perkins which allowed Howden to clip the ball over the advancing keeper.

BB Insure Willoughby Shield

Quarter-finals

Old Doningtonians Reserves, from Division Three, put up a great fight when they entertained Division Two side Pointon Reserves.

A solid display kept Pointon at bay during normal time as both sides stood locked in a goalless battle before the visitors made sure there was no cup upset with a crucial extra time winner.