FOOTBALL: Boston Saturday League report round-up

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Boston Saturday Football League

Taylors Garages Premier Division

Performance of the day belonged to Old Leake who entertained Swineshead Institute and despite playing for an hour with just 10 men, still managed to take all three points following a hard fought 2-1 home win.

Leake stunned their opponents with an early opener after just six minutes when full-back Patrick Kacirek ventured forward before unleashing a fierce 25-yard drive and the ball flew into the net.

The home side’s joy turned to despair on the half hour mark when Pete Sampson was dismissed for a tackle from behind and suddenly their slender lead looked even more precarious. That soon became more evident when Swineshead levelled the scores early in the second half following a corner which was not properly cleared and the ball was finally deflected into the net.

Although Swineshead enjoyed their fair share of possession throughout, Old Leake remained comfortable and goalkeeper Ben Henderson was rarely troubled. Leake then stunned the visitors with a late winner when Callum Lawe fired in a 30-yard free-kick from out wide and the ball arrowed into the top corner.

After a goalless first half, Billinghay Athletic came undone in their home clash against Coningsby when the visitors returned home with a 5-1 victory. New signing Ed Robinson grabbed the Billinghay goal.

Taylors Ford Division Two

Coningsby Reserves played hosts to promotion hopefuls AFC Tetford and should have been 4-0 up before eventually going down 2-1. Jamie Todd grabbed the Coningsby goal.

Swineshead ‘A’ and Fishtoft Reserves battled away against the very windy conditions in a very physical game.

Fishtoft had the wind advantage during the first half but their young side didn’t take their chances which came along.

It was mainly all Swineshead in the second half, leaving Fishtoft to rely on the odd counter attack and, on the hour mark, one such move paid dividends when great play from Jordan Humphries set up Cassie Sullivan on the edge of the area and he drove the ball home.

With 10 minutes remaining, Jordan Humphries missed a glorious chance to wrap the game up but instead Swineshead got their deserved equaliser deep into injury time when Charlie Eccott scored. Final score 1-1.

Taylors Vauxhall Division Three

Northgate Olympic and Leverton Reserves also shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw and both sides enjoyed good spells of possession and slick build-up play despite the wind playing its part in affecting things.

Northgate saw more action in front of goal but couldn’t create any clear chances and half time saw the scores locked at 0-0.

Leverton began to show more of a threat in the second half and their continued pressure saw a good move finished off well by striker Joe Daubney for the opener.

The game continued in an even fashion and although Leverton had one or two half chances to have extended their lead, it was Northgate who began to press harder and they grabbed a deserved equaliser through Chris Bradford with just minutes remaining.

BB Insure Willoughby Shield

Swineshead Reserves made it through to round two of the competition following a closely fought 3-2 home win against Kirton Town Reserves. Jack Houghton, Callum Karpyszyn and Giles Favell hit the match-winners.

In the other tie, Wyberton ‘A’ and Billinghay Reserves needed extra time before a winner could be produced in a high-scoring encounter.

The match finished all-square at 4-4 after 90 minutes before Wyberton sealed victory with two goals to run out 6-4 winners.

Nicky Syndercombe hit four of the Wyberton goals while Jason Allen and McKenzie Smith completed the scoring. Billinghay went so close with goals from Adam Underwood-Harley and Charlie Gilbert who both bagged two goals apiece.