FOOTBALL: Pointon defeated at home in high-scoring affair

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Boston Saturday League

Taylors Garages Premier Division

A high-scoring encounter at Pointon saw Benington return with the three points after a 7-4 away success.

The visitors were two goals ahead inside the opening 15 minutes and, although Pointon halved the deficit, Benington added a third before the break to lead 3-1 at the interval.

Three goals in 20 second half minutes put Benington in control before Pointon reduced the arrears from the penalty spot. The visitors then added their seventh before Pointon rallied late on with two further goals.

Matthew Hood hit a hat-trick for Benington with recent recruit Daniel Holland weighing in with a brace for his first goals for the club. Solitary strikes from Gavin Bell and Tim Bell – his first goal of the season – completed the Benington tally. Pointon’s goals came from Sam Husband (2), Ian Jacquest and Nathan Wilson.

A Sam Brader goal earned Coningsby an excellent 1-1 draw away at Wyberton Reserves.

Heckington Millers were looking to keep pressure on at the top of the table when they entertained Kirton Town but found it difficult going against a rejuvenated visiting side.

The conditions were dreadful with the driving wind and rain making flowing football a task and The Millers, in particular, found it very hard to get going. Kirton, on the other hand, adapted much better, especially early on as they stormed into a 2-0 lead inside the opening 15 minutes, with Ashley Davies snapping up both goals.

The home side finally responded with a well taken Kane Brown goal to give them a much-needed boost, but Town bounced back just before the break when Chris Hilton tapped home from close range after an Ashley Davies raid to make it 3-1.

In the second half, Kirton continued to create chances but it was Heckington who managed to convert the only goal of the second period when Dominic Kew fired home a superb free-kick. Kirton remained resolute, however, and they deservedly held on to the three points following an excellent 3-2 away win.

Swineshead Institute were forced to postpone their home game against Billinghay Athletic due to a waterlogged pitch.

Taylors Ford Division Two

Billinghay Reserves made AFC Tetford fight all the way for their victory.

The leaders remain on top of the table following a 4-2 away win although Billinghay went close with goals from Bradley Walker and Reece Maidens. Billinghay had their chances to reduce the arrears during the second half but just couldn’t find the killer-touch in front of goal.

Two games were lost on Saturday as the heavy rain caused the postponement of Park United v Pointon Reserves and Kirton Town Reserves v Swineshead A.