Poachers 1, Sleaford 4

26 Dec 2018 in Match Reports

Poachers 1, Sleaford 4 Poachers 1, Sleaford 4

Here's how the action unfolded with our live Boxing Day updates from the DWB Stadium:

FULL-TIME - Boston Town 1, Sleaford 4

Poachers not clinical enough in front of goal and punished again as the visitors take their chances.

Man of the Match, as chosen by sponsor Once Upon a Tail was Jordan Tate.

Photo: (c) @RussellDossett


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90 mins - Portas prevents Corey Newman from making it 5-1.

82 mins - GOAL 4-1 to Sleaford as Couzens gets his hat-trick. It's all gone horribly wrong for the Poachers, who now face a sixth successive defeat.

76 mins - GOAL and it's 3-1 to Sleaford.

74 mins - Chance for Couzens to make it 3-1 but it goes over the bar.

70 mins - Both sides are still full committed and Boston Town have 20 minutes to end their run of five successive defeats.

67 mins - CLOSE as Tunstall is just wide with an effort that could have made it 2-2!

65 mins - SUB as Harrison Holland replaces Fenton.

56 mins - SUB and Jordan Potts comes on for the war horse Ollie Pinner

52 mins - GOAL and this time the Poachers pull one back to make it 1-2! Liam Tunstall nets against his old club to give the home side some hope - plenty of time left for more goals.

49 mins - GOAL and it's 0-2 through Couzens. Boston Town in real trouble now as their relegation fears loom ever larger.

Second half is underway - and Coupland immediately has a great chance to double the visitors' lead. Boston Town just can't afford to go 2-0 down - remember they've lost five games in a row but, with Rothwell having already lost in their earlier kick-off, they can climb out of the bottom two if they can turn this round and win this afternoon.

Meanwhile at the other end of the table:

HT - Boston Town 0, Sleaford 1

Plenty of chances but the Poachers have failed to convert any of theirs so far.

39 mins - GOAL 0-1 as Hockin puts the visitors in front

35 mins - Against the bar! Sleaford saved by the woodwork - then Couzens puts Sleaford's best chance over the bar.

30 mins -  Just wide! Jacob Fenton goes close to giving the home side the lead.

24 mins - Now Boston do have the ball in the net but the flag was up for a tight offside. Meanwhile at the other end, Travis Portas makes his first real save of the afternoon from Millard.

20 mins - Close! Marcel Chipamaunga just wide for the Poachers - best chance so far!

15 mins - Some results for the lunchtime kick-offs:
Eynesbury 0 Newport Pagnell 2
Harborough 4 Oadby 2
Kirby Muxloe 0 Nirvana 4
Chenecks 1 Cogenhoe 6
Rothwell 1 Desborough 3
Whitworth 2 Wellingborough Town 3

Defeats for Whitworth, Rothwell, Chenecks and Muxloe are good news for Boston Town.

10 mins - Still little in the way of goalmouth action but plenty of robust tackles going in!

5 mins - They're underway, no chances for either side in the opening exchanges.

2.35pm - Scott Coupland, who is still Boston Town's top scorer this season after notching four goals in six games earlier in the season, starts up front for the Greens.

2.30pm - The clubs immediiately above and below the Poachers are also both at home today. Improving Rothwell Corinthians host Desborough while bottom club Wellingborough Whitworth entertain their locals rivals Wellingborough Town. If Rothwell slip up today, Boston Town would climb above them with a win.

2.10pm - New signings Jordan Smith and Kofi Ross both come into the starting XI against Sleaford Town for this afternoon's tasty Boxing Day derby. The full line-up is:

Portas, Cunliffe, Tate, Moulds, Ross, Pinner, Horton, Chipamaunga, Tunstall, Fenton, Smith; subs: Nichols, Holland, Potts

Striker Liam Tunstall also starts up front against his old club.

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