Rain forces Boston Saturday Football League postponements

An open training day will be held for Sleaford Town Junior FC on Saturday, October 22
An open training day will be held for Sleaford Town Junior FC on Saturday, October 22

Heavy overnight downpours caused the postponement of several games in the Boston Saturday League but there was also one other notable postponement which had nothing to do with the inclement weather – and that was involving the Premier Division clash between Billinghay Athletic and Heckington Millers.

Unfortunately, the Heckington club withdrew from the league two days earlier because of ongoing problems which saw the team rooted to the bottom of the table. They never recovered from an exodus of players, many of which had opted to turn out for other Sleaford-based teams, and the club felt that they had no other option but to pull the team from the league.

Their application to withdraw will be confirmed at the December management committee meeting and their previous games will be declared null and void.

The other two scheduled fixtures in the Premier at Boston College and Pointon failed to go ahead because of waterlogged pitches.

Taylors Peugeot Division One

High-flying Fulbeck United hit FC Kirton for six on Saturday.

Callum Clay (2), Martin Wilson, Chris Bates, Dean Jones and Jason Barratt were all on target for Fulbeck, who moved into second place following their win.

Taylors Ford Division Two

Only two games out of the five fixtures survived with Billinghay Reserves winning 4-0 away at Swineshead A.

Swineshead A probably didn’t deserve their heavy home defeat after playing well against a strong Billinghay side who hit four goals without reply.

Joe Stainsby, Frazer Howseman, Ben Gilbert and Adam Underwood-Harley hit the Billinghay goals.

Taylors Vauxhall Division Three

Northgate Olympic just edged out Leverton Reserves at home by the odd goal in seven.

Ryan Frost, Neil Christian, Conor Yarwood and Gareth Tomlinson grabbed the all-important goals for Northgate in a 4-3 home win.

Lincs Junior Cup

Coningsby produced a fantastic second half fight-back to secure their place in the next round when they played hosts to Epworth Town.

Trailing 2-0 at half-time, things looked as bleak as the weather. But the home side battled through the pouring rain to slowly claw their way back into the tie.

Martin Maddison fired home a tremendous 30-yard free-kick to give his side hope in the second half before Shaun Boothby burst through and calmly slotted home the equaliser.

Coningsby sealed a great victory when Tom Dickinson slung in a corner for Ben Brown to thunder home a header to make the final score 3-2.