FOOTBALL: Boston league cup reports round-up
Sharman Burgess Sports Cup
There was a superb individual scoring feat when Old Leake travelled to basement side Heckington Millers in all-Premier clash.
Leake’s Adam Abell hit all six of his side’s goals in a 6-1 away win.
Heckington showed plenty of fight in the defeat and they matched their opponents during the first half which saw Abell score the first two of his goals.
Old Leake also had two efforts ruled out for offside and the Millers had one goal similarly disallowed.
Young 16-year old goalkeeper Owen Richardson was making his second successive appearance for Old Leake and he also pulled off a good save during the opening period when he tipped a goalbound shot over the bar.
Heckington continued to show promise in the second half but it just wasn’t going to be their day when they broke clean through only to see the shot beat the keeper but rebound back into play off the post.
They also missed a good chance from a cross soon afterwards before Abell made them pay as his finishing proved pivotal.
Heckington’s consolation goal came from Josh Atkins.
Jason Wade also scored two goals for Sibsey but it didn’t prevent them from falling to a 5-3 home defeat at the hands of Premier side Ruskington Rovers.
Lewis Emmanuel also got on the scoresheet for the underdogs but Ruskington just squeezed through to the next round.
There was an all-Division One clash at Fulbeck United, where they also recorded a 2-0 home win against Tetford with goals from Ben Pollard and Ben Crampton.
Pointon were left stunned in their home tie against Leverton.
Leading 2-1 with just three minutes remaining, they conceded two late heartbreaking goals to crash out of the competition.
Nathan Rippin had put Leverton in front inside three minutes when he converted Ben Reeson’s perfect cross before Ian Jacquest’s double looked like earning an impressive Pointon a place in the next round.
Leverton turned the tie around as a last-minute corner produced a stunning diving header from Dom Goddard, before the visitors delivered another hammer blow when Reeson’s persistence down the right flank saw him reach the goalline and, despite being brought down, he managed to pull the ball back to Goddard. who clinically swept home the winner in added time.
Billinghay Athletic had a welcome win in the cup with a 5-0 away win at Spalding Harriers.
Goals from Adam Underwood-Harley, Shane Underwood-Harley, Simon Johnson, Bradley Walker and an own goal will hopefully give their league form a bit of a much-needed boost.