Saturday, 8th August 2015
Boston Town
4 : 2
Oadby Town

Boston Town 4, Oadby Town 2

Mark Angel`s men enjoy a convincing opening day win

Boston Town began their season in exquisite style showing an enticing game beating Leicestershire side Oadby by four goals to two. After an intense summer break for the Boston town squad it all fell down to putting their efforts into practice and to provide an eye-catching performance which they positively accomplished. A superb second half saw the Poachers enter a different class above the opposition who simply couldn’t equal the quality shown by the Boston players.

Boston began the game with a side bolstered by the experience of Terry Fleming and Tony Battersby who contributed to a solid defensive and attacking performance by the home side.  However it was the youth of the squad who captured the goal scoring opportunities with Wightwick and Eyett both providing a goal each to their name but also an assist.

As the game begun at the DWB Stadium the spirits were high among the players which developed into a fast and intense start to the half from both sides. The sides were at an equal tilt as chances fell to each side but were squandered. There was a close opportunity for Oadby striker Ben Stevens who couldn’t capitalize on a through ball and struck wide with a rather tame effort. However Boston kept the majority of possession and made mild chances but similarly couldn’t strike the ball home. James Doughty was forced into a fine save in goal for Boston mid way through the first half and dealt with the opportunity well. The Oadby keeper Alex Brown likewise managed to grasp a Wightwick strike after another fine run from the starlet.

Nevertheless Boston finally broke through in the 38th minute with a slip ball through to Alex Beck cutting through the defence before the player reached the by line and played a delicate pass to Jack Wightwick who rounded the goalkeeper Brown with skilful footwork before sliding the ball into the net. Although it didn’t take long for an Oadby response as within the space of a few minutes the striker Stephens bundled in a dangerous cross from the right wing silencing the home crowd’s celebrations. As the half ended with a failed penalty cry by Oadby players, which saw the captain Joe Latham booked for dissent, both sides appeared on par.

As the second half begun the half time talk by the Poachers’ manager appeared to have unlocked a new level of potency in the side. The influence of Terry Fleming solidified the midfield and provided a pivotal role in maintaining possession. It didn’t take long before Boston executed from their sudden enhanced pressure as Wightwick, still causing problems down the wing, put in an excellent cross from the left before Alex Beck powered in a bullet header to make the score 2-1. Despite this Oadby yet again replied quickly within two minutes but with a disputed goal; it appeared Hollis was offside and a foul had been committed in the build up but the striker still placed the ball past Doughty much to the displeasure of the Boston players. Despite this the response from the Boston team left their opposition crumbling as the corner count rose from consistent and positive attacking strain on the Oadby defence. In the 62nd minute after numerous corners from the home side, Aaron Eyett floated in a precise corner onto the head of Simon Ashton who powered the ball into the back of the net. The Poachers never really looked back and carried on their dazzling domination of the second half with yet another goal in the 68th minute by Aaron Eyett. A remarkable solo run from just inside the Oadby half saw him trick his way past numerous defenders before rounding the keeper and firing home for a 4-2 score line.  

Boston carried out the rest of the game with relative ease and increased the corner count further with Beck causing the opposition defence problems with his strength and determination for the ball. The game came to an end much to the delight of the Boston players and their terrific display of football to open up their season. Hopefully such an admirable exhibition will provoke the start of a top of the table finish for the Poachers and possibly that promotion place that the club so thoroughly desires.

Photographer: Pat Megginson     Date: 8th August 2015 Photographer: Pat Megginson     Date: 8th August 2015 Photographer: Pat Megginson     Date: 8th August 2015 Photographer: Pat Megginson     Date: 8th August 2015 Photographer: Pat Megginson     Date: 8th August 2015 Photographer: Pat Megginson     Date: 15th August 2015 Photographer: Pat Megginson     Date: 8th August 2015 Photographer: Pat Megginson     Date: 8th August 2015 Photographer: Pat Megginson     Date: 8th August 2015
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