Sleaford Town 5 - Boston Town 4
Sleaford Town were back in midweek UCL Premier action last night (Tuesday) with a narrow victory in a nine-goal thriller against local rivals Boston Town.
The Poachers - who had Lori Borbely sent off - fought back from 3-1 down to level at 4-4 at Sleaford’s Eslaforde Park ground, but the hosts claimed the points with 17 minutes to go.
Scot Coupland’s seventh-minute penalty was saved, but the Sleaford man tucked home the rebound.
Ex-Poacher Liam Tunstall doubled the advantage for Sleaford before Jack Wightwick pulled Boston back into the game.
Tunstall netted again to make it 3-1 to Sleaford but Wightwick pounced again before half time.
Boston were back level when Seb Firman put the ball in his own net two minutes after the re-start, before Borbely received his marching orders for dissent.
Sleaford regained the lead thanks to Coupland, but the Poachers weren’t ready to lie down and Alex Beck made it 4-4.
But the matchwinning goal arrived in the 73rd minute as Coupland completed his hat-trick.