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Harborough Town

Sat 24 Oct 2020 | United Counties League Premier Division | Home

Stadium

DWB Stadium

Kick-Off

15:00

Match report by Tom Carter

A late goal from Fraser Bayliss was proved to be a consolation as Boston Town extended their win-less run to four games on Saturday when they faced Harborough Town.
Going into the game, the Poachers had lost 3 games in a row, two in the league and one in the FA Vase. This time, the Poachers hosted Harborough Town, a mid-table team just like Boston so it was going to be all to play for.
Throughout the first half, Boston Town had quite a lot of the possession but just didn’t do enough with it. The poachers had a chance early on when Harry Grigas had his shot saved by the Harborough goal-keeper. 16 minutes in, a Harborough free kick was whipped in and headed on to meet Harborough’s number 7, Tom Mangam, who headed in at the far post. The away team led 1-0.
10 minutes later, the visitors doubled their lead through Josh Walsh who won the ball after it was given away from the Poacher’s captain Lee Beeson in a dangerous area. Walsh took on a long range shot which saw the ball end up in the bottom left hand corner of the net. Harborough led 2-0. During the closing stages of the second half, Boston piled on lots of pressure but none of it payed off. The Half Time score being 2-0 to Harborough Town.
In the second half, Boston had some great chances saved by the Harborough keeper, Elliot Taylor. Lee Beeson’s dipping effort was saved and so was Tom Garrick’s close range shot. Harborough also missed a fair few sitters. These chance what went over the bar would surely had put the game to bed. Boston Town continued to create chances with Robert Radycan shooting over the bar in which looked to be a simple finish. The Poacher’s pressure did pay off eventually as a splendid ball over to Fraser Bayliss from Lee Beeson saw Boston’s number 11 get the home team back into the game with 6 minutes plus injury time still to be played.
Beeson had a chance late on but he headed the ball over and after that the referee blew the final whistle. Full Time was Boston Town (Bayliss) 1-2 Harborough Town (Mangam, Walsh).
It just wasn’t to be for Boston on Saturday afternoon with a much better performance from the Poachers in the second half. Next they have two more home games starting next Saturday (31st Oct) against Desborough Town then a Lincolnshire derby against Pinchbeck United the following Tuesday night (3rd Nov). Please come down and support the Poachers!

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