FOOTBALL: Boston Saturday League reports round-up

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Boston Saturday League

Taylors Garages Premier Division

Heckington Millers are suffering a slight wobble after their impressive start to the season and it continued in their home encounter against Billinghay Athletic.

The Millers started brightly enough and they opened the scoring after just five minutes through a fine finish from Liam Tunstall. Heckington remained in control until an error from the goalkeeper saw Billinghay level the scores following a free kick from long distance. The visitors added their second shortly before half time to give them a slender lead at the break.

Heckington suffered another blow early in the second half when a back pass fell short of the keeper and Billinghay’s grateful striker snapped up the chance taking the ball round the stranded keeper to make it 3-1.

Heckington threw everything at their opponents as they piled on the pressure for the rest of the game and they were awarded a penalty and, following Dom Kew’s penalty miss the previous week, the opportunity was handed to Liam Tunstall but unfortunately for The Millers the outcome was the same as the spot-kick was saved by the Billinghay keeper.

The home side continued to push forward, earning corner after corner and eventually Tom Best did manage to convert one of the flag kicks, scoring from close range. Billinghay dug deep in the final stages to preserve their one-goal advantage and they ran out 3-2 winners. Billinghay’s goals came from Luke Llewellyn, Kris Coussens and Adam Brett.

Unfortunately for Ruskington Rovers, they were unable to gather up enough players for their visit to Benington, who will, no doubt, receive the regulatory three points.

Taylors Ford Division Two

Two goals from Curtis Yeatman helped Railway Athletic to a 5-1 home win against Pointon Reserves. Brandon Norman, Jack Carter and Billy Shinn were also on target for the title-chasers.

Taylors Vauxhall Division Three

Northgate Olympic remain one of the form teams in the division and a superb 4-2 home win against Wyberton ‘A’ emphasised that. Chris Bradford, Ryan Frost, Daniel Broughton and Peter Dagnall were Northgate’s hit-men on this occasion. Jason Allen hit both of the Wyberton goals.

Boston Athletic, once again, produced a promising first half display in their home match against Pointon ‘A’ before failing to maintain their momentum during the second period.

Athletic were holding their opponents 2-2 at the interval following goals from Dan Knight and Tom Watson but Pointon stepped up a gear after the break scoring three more times to run out 5-2 winners.