Sleaford Town come out on top in nine-goal thriller against Boston Town

Scott Coupland in action for Sleaford EMN-150501-124625001
Scott Coupland in action for Sleaford EMN-150501-124625001

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.