Late salvo sinks Billinghay hopes of Premier triumph

Michael Cliffe. ENGEMN00220130930114244
Michael Cliffe. ENGEMN00220130930114244

Billinghay Athletic endured a nightmare ending to their home game against Swineshead Institute in the Boston League’s Taylors Garages Premier Division on Saturday.

The hosts were leading 1-0 thanks to a Michael Cliffe opener as the game entered the final 15 minutes, only for the Tutes to run out 4-1 winners.

Ian Jaquest. EMN-141215-181702001

Ian Jaquest. EMN-141215-181702001

Cliffe could have sealed victory earlier for Billinghay, but saw one effort strike the crossbar and two glaring openings from close range go begging.

For Swineshead, those late strikes came from Richard Barker (two), Kieran Rose and Bert Snaith.

Pointon went goal-crazy against a sorry Kirton Town side with strikers Ian Jacquest and Gary Handley boosting their early-season goal totals.

Jacquest grabbed four goals while Handley hit a hat-trick in an 8-1 trouncing.

Nathan Wilson helped himself to the other goal while Kirton will continue their re-building to get back on track.

Ruskington Rovers pulled out of their away fixture at Spilsby Town due to a lack of players and the probable outcome will be the award of three easy points for Town.

In the Taylors Ford Division Two, Pointon Reserves and Kirton Town Reserves were involved in another goal bonanza, Town leaving with a 9-2 success.

Pointon’s only consolation came in the form of goals from Luke Thomas and Robert Rowlatt and they also suffered a bad ankle injury to Sam Elliff, who was forced to endure an uncomfortable wait for the ambulance to arrive.

In the Taylors Vauxhall Division Three, Leverton Reserves’ first competitive game in the Boston Saturday League ended in a 2-2 draw against Northgate Olympic.

After trailing 2-0 at half time, Leverton levelled through two Jack Mitchell penalties.

Results for August 29: Taylors Garages Premier Division - Benington 1 Wyberton Res 2, Billinghay Athletic 1 Swineshead Institute 4, Pointon 8 Kirton Town 1, Spilsby Town v Ruskington Rovers - postponed; Taylors Peugeot Division One - Boston College 0 Leverton SFC 0, FC Magnet 2 Friskney 3, Swineshead Res 5 Fosdyke 3; Taylors Ford Division Two - Eastern European FC 12 Mareham Utd 1, Fishtoft Res 5 FC Kirton 3, Holbeach Bank 1 Swineshead A 0, Pointon Res 2 Kirton Town Res 9; Taylors Vauxhall Division Three: Boston Athletic 0 Spalding Harriers 10, Friskney Res v FC Boston - postponed, Leverton SFC Res 2 Northgate Olympic 2, Old Doningtonians Res 4 Boston Titans 0, Wyberton A 1 Spilsby Town Res 3.

Fixtures for September 5: Taylors Garages Premier Division (KO 2.30pm) - Coningsby v Wyberton Res (S. Fisher), Fishtoft v Billinghay Ath (P. Revell), OLd Leake v Heckington Millers (P. Hindle), Pointon v Skegness Town Res (A. Ford), Ruskington Rvrs v Kirton Town (M. Brader), Swineshead Inst v Spilsby Town (N. Sleaford); Taylors Peugeot Division One - Fosdyke v Swineshead Res (J. Harmer), Leverton SFC v Old Dons (R. Crozier), Rippingale & Folkingham v Freiston - postponed, Sutterton v Boston College (M. Grant), Woodhall Spa Utd v FC Magnet (M. Thomson); Taylors Ford Division Two - AFC Tetford v Swineshead A (C. Armond), Billinghay Res v Pointon Res (J. Dugard), FC Kirton v Coningsby Res (A. MUrray), Mareham Utd v Kirton Town Res (R. Larcombe), Park Utd v Sibsey (J. Ulyatt), Railway Ath v Fishtoft Res (P. Keeble); Taylors Vauxhall Division Three: Benington Res v Northgate Olympic (T. Page), Boston Titans v FC Boston (M. Jackson), FC Hammers v Pointon A (D. Sharples), Old Dons Res v AFC Tetford Res (J. Francis), Spalding Harriers v FRiskney Res (R. Shortland), Spilsby Town Res v Boston Ath (J. Hudson), Wyberton A v Leverton Res (M. Barker).